After Kietel was replaced by Martin Sheen, Sheen had a heart attack and almost died. This is just some of the crazy things that happened during the filming of Apocalypse Now. Coppola’s wife Eleanor was tasked with shooting footage for what was thought to be a little making-of to show the studio that was going to release Apocalypse Now. What Eleanor captured is disturbing at times, with Francis Ford Coppola talking about suicide. His mental state was in constant question during the entire production.
Jackie Brown was sure to faced stiff criticism because it was Tarantino’s follow up to Pulp Fiction and no matter what he made it would be compared to Pulp Fiction. While I am one to think that Pulp Fiction is severely overrated, Jackie Brown showed us that Tarantino was a director to watch. The film is filled with everything that Tarantino is known for: Strong, well-drawn characters, sudden bursts of graphic violence (although this is Tarantino’s tamest film), and the N-word.
So there are my favorite films of all time. Thanks for reading.