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Coppola's Monster Film : The Making of Apocalypse Now (Paperback) (Steven Travers)

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Travers presents this semi-epic narrative of the exciting backstory behind Frank Coppola's film Apocalypse Now. The introductory pages set the scene of film in 1975, bringing together the prior stories of John Milius, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Jim Morrison, and Coppola. The book meanders through the making of the film in roughly chronological order, but in the course of explanation making frequent detours into Coppola's past, literary influences, the cultural milieu of the 1960s and 1970s, and the political and philosophical leanings of his collaborators to explain the series of unusual events in the film's production. The overall story is of an adaptation of Conrad's Heart of Darkness written as commentary on the Vietnam War, rewritten several times almost beyond recognition, pulled in many directions by internal artistic debate and forced to cope with unforeseen technical constraints, ultimately becoming one of the best regarded pieces in film history and changing all who worked on it. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 229
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: Individual Director, Film + Video / History + Criticism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Steven Travers
Language: English
Street Date: June 9, 2016
TCIN: 51158109
UPC: 9781476664255
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-8192
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