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Saturday, October 12, 1991 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER TelevisionC-3 Film uncovers Coppola's private war i 221 I : SHOW O y u John Kiesewetter From Almanacs to Zithers, every collectable looks its best in a well desianed disDlav case. Our Doxev case will add visibility and sparkle to your $ 9 9 69 f! fl treasures. Each unit stands 72"hx30"wx12"d also available in 16" deep at $89.99 Finishes are. White, Black, Teak and Driftwood Extra shelves, large and small doors, a drop lid desk, shell supports and drawers are optional. 'for use w16" units only DELIVERY EXTRA fl Y--. . V: i iM Francis Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now. after one week by Martin Sheen) was forced to make up the ending as they went along. (Perhaps that's and a fascinating "French plana book was based on her recordings of their nightly conversations about the film's progress, "a very honest expression of his concerns at that point in time," she says. Coppola, who wanted his wife's footage to promote the film, says he wasn't afraid that Showtime would accent his eccentricities. "I just don't see things the way everybody else does. And that's what, I guess, makes me an oddball," he says. "All I cared about was that it was pretty much on the screen as I remember it (had) happened, whether it was flattering to me or not. We didn't censor it in any way." Hearts Of Darkness is a terrific treat for movie fans. The only disappointment is the ending, which is abrupt and inconclusive just like Apocalypse Now. V 221 W. 4th St. 621-3113 Things weren't going any better for Francis Coppola in the Philippines than they were years earlier for U.S. soldiers in South Vietnam. Coppola, the godfather of The Godfather, feared that his Vietnam War movie, Apocalypse Now, and his promising career would be buried in a Pacific rice paddy. "This film is a $20 million disaster," he told his wife, Eleanor, who was chronicling his work. "I'm thinking of shooting myself." His words set the tone for tonight's Hearts Of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (10 p.m., Showtime cable), a look at the 3V2-year struggle (1976-79) to complete the $30-million project. Two young filmmakers, Fax Bahr and George Hickenlooper, assembled the film from 60 hours of documentary footage shot by Eleanor Coppola. When viewers see the strife, drugs, typhoons and personal toll on the Apocalypse cast and crew, they'll understand why Francis Coppola once said: "This film is not about Vietnam. It is Vietnam." It was every bit as crazy as Vietnam: Writer John Milius says he originally proposed that his script be shot in Vietnam, at the height of the war, in 1969. Coppola cut a deal with Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos to use his army helicopters, unless they were needed to battle Communist insurgents. In the documentary, Coppola explodes when five choppers abandon a scene to fly off into a real battle. Viewers will see the trashed footage of Harvey Keitel's brief stint as Captain Willard (replaced what inspired Brando s line, The horror, the horror!") Eleanor Coppola says Hearts Of Darkness shows her husband of 28 years as a courageous creator, reaching deep inside himself. "It really shows sort of the heroic aspect of the creative act," says Coppola, who published a 1979 journal called Notes On The Making Of Apocalypse Now. The .inn nun iippii Hu'rwwwfWiy jiwfwi Hll HIGH. Save 30-60 on Down QaJynd Bedding! tion" scene snipped from the film. "I wasn't really 100 convinced that he (Keitel) was right for the part," Coppola told TV critics in July. After reviewing Keitel's work, Coppola realized he needed "a person more like Marty Sheen," someone with an expressive face. Sheen worked fine for a while until he suffered a nervous breakdown during a scene included in Hearts Of Darkness. Production was delayed again by Sheen when the three-pack-a-day smoker suffered a heart attack. 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