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Apocalypse Now: Hearts of Darkness Doc

Hearts Of Darkness, the no-holds barred documentary on the incredible making of Francis Coppola’s classic film Apocalypse Now, is taken from hours of footage by his long suffering wife, Eleanor, who faithfully followed the obsessed director on his quest. The finished documentary is edited by George Hickenlooper and Fax Bahr. Eleanor said the idea came about because: […]

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The Code Of The East : Seven Samurai

With Seven Samurai in 1954, Akira Kurosawa sought to elevate Japanese Samurai films of the day, chambara, essentially B-movies, to the level of an epic: at three hours and twenty seven minutes, he succeeded in not just shining a light on his country’s past, but crafting a mythic fable that symbolises Japan’s struggle to live […]

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Unsung Heroes: Gordon Willis, “Prince Of Darkness”

Gordon Willis (now retired) was one of the leading cinematographers to emerge from Hollywood’s new wave of the 1970’s and shake up the old system. Belatedly recognised with a lifetime achievement Academy award in 2009, it is a crime that, out of the 11 Oscar nominations for The Godfather (of which three were won) his […]

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