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RE: Modern Runaway Hollywood Productions - 22/8/2012 12:48:49 AM   
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Apart from the weather and Ferdinand Marcos wanting his helicopters back, the biggest changes to Apocalypse Now were brought about by Marlon Brando. Literally. When he turned up fat and bald instead of lean and mean, Copolla was forced to scrap John Millius' originally scripted climax - a huge battle in the jungle where Willard asks "Why do we fight?" And Kurtz responds: "Because it feels good." (He ain't got time to bleed!) Wouldn't have stopped Steven Seagal, though.

Also, Michael Herr's masterful narration ("Saigon. Shit.") was only written in post to try and make sense of the mess Coppola had on his hands. It made the film which would have been completely gubbed without it. Kinda like Blade Runner in reverse.


I'm often astonished at how many films that went through a nightmare production (a lot of which seem to involve Ridley Scott!!) seem to end up as absolute classics. Does this mean that adversity is the mother of great cinematic art?!


Alien, Aliens and Alien 3 were all made under huge pressure.

Alien Res was a delightful stress free shoot.

This doesn't always work - but adversity does breed creative thinking.

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RE: Modern Runaway Hollywood Productions - 22/8/2012 12:50:04 AM   
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It's funny - for all the press it got, I never really count AN as a troubled production. I think the problems where exactly what the film needed to be as good as it is. I know that likely doesn't make sense - but Coppola did exactly what he wanted, how he wanted, regardless of how much time and effort was spent on it. This to me feels somewhat different to the World War Zs of the world


I think Martin Sheen might take issue with that! And maybe even Harvey Keitel!


Sheen had underlying health problems from what I gather. And as for Keitel...love the guy, but Coppola made the right call.

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RE: Modern Runaway Hollywood Productions - 22/8/2012 12:51:27 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Rgirvan44

It's funny - for all the press it got, I never really count AN as a troubled production. I think the problems where exactly what the film needed to be as good as it is. I know that likely doesn't make sense - but Coppola did exactly what he wanted, how he wanted, regardless of how much time and effort was spent on it. This to me feels somewhat different to the World War Zs of the world


I think Martin Sheen might take issue with that! And maybe even Harvey Keitel!


Sheen had underlying health problems from what I gather. And as for Keitel...love the guy, but Coppola made the right call.


Indeed, on both counts - which may just highlight your point, because I think it's those underlying health problems that gives us one of the most memorable opening sequences in cinema. Ah, god bless you heart/drinking problems!

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RE: Modern Runaway Hollywood Productions - 22/8/2012 10:51:56 AM   
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RE: Modern Runaway Hollywood Productions - 22/8/2012 1:29:43 PM   
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of the 4 'alien' movies the 3rd was a real runaway train starting with the multiple scripts written and discared.
sets built at pinewood before they had cast other roles or a script approved and the filming shut down and hauled off to the US half way through.

check out the extras on the dvd/blu ray and empire's article on vicent ward's aborted version for the full story.

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