Doing some research on a project on the filmmaker's struggle, this film was recommended to me. I rented it and found it to be an interesting, albeit not the most engaging documentary.
The story is undoubtedly very interesting. It is intriguing to watch Coppola as he goes through various emotions and stages of control throughout the filmmaking process. That being said, I didn't think that it was presented in the most effective way. For example, there were some issues with sound. I also think that the editing was a little odd, cutting between various storytelling methods without much rhythm or reason. Still, the story overcomes the flaws in the way it is presented to make it a good film overall.
I thought that "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse" was a good documentary, but it could have been better if it were assembled slightly differently. If you are a fan of Coppola's films, it offers some great insight into his creative process.
Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
Big Tuna's Rating: B
How Did I Watch It?: Digital rental.
Had I Seen It Before?: No.
Would I Watch It Again?: Maybe.
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