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Reign of Madness

8.05.2008

If you've seen Apocalypse Now (1979), which you definitely should, then you know that it is an epic film. Trailer here.

Before DVDs were invented and a 'making-of' documentary was a given, Eleanor Coppola, Francis' wife, decided to film the making of her husband's Vietnam masterpiece. It's a documentary called Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (opening scene), which also comes highly recommended. It's fascinating to see the obstacles that Coppola, the cast, and his crew had to overcome in order to make this movie, but you have to wonder if it would have been as dark and powerful without the madness.

Which is why it's ingenious and hilarious that the makers of Tropic Thunder have released a trailer for Rain of Madness, a mocumentary of Hearts of Darkness. Watch the trailer (mature content):

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