Q&A: Francis Ford Coppola on 'Apocalypse Now' 40 years later - Sentinel-Tribune: A&E

Q&A: Francis Ford Coppola on 'Apocalypse Now' 40 years later

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Posted: Wednesday, August 14, 2019 7:44 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — If filmmaking is a war, then "Apocalypse Now" was very nearly Francis Ford Coppola's Waterloo.

The battles Coppola fought while making his 1979 epic nearly destroyed him. A typhoon wrecked a major set. Harvey Keitel was replaced by Martin Sheen. Coppola searched desperately for an ending. He worked even harder to coax a few lines out of Marlon Brando.

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