Francis Ford Coppola

"Apocalypse Now" Archive up for Auction on 40th Anniversary of Film's Release

Boston -- Forty documents from the turbulent making of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 Vietnam epic film, Apocalypse Now, will be auctioned by Boston-based RR Auction.

'My film is not a movie. My film is not about Vietnam. It IS Vietnam. It’s what it was really like—it was crazy. And the way we made it was very much like the way the Americans were in Vietnam. We were in the jungle, there were too many of us, we had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little we went insane.'—Francis Ford Coppola, Cannes, 1979.

We're a few years late to the game on this story, but better than never, right? But perhaps we're not the only ones who didn't know that the celebrated film director/producer Francis Ford Coppola has been publishing a print magazine entirely dedicated to short fiction, plays, and film essays since the Clinton administration. In fact, his publication, Zoetrope: All-Story, won the 2018 National Magazine Award for Fiction and regularly attracts superstar talent like David Mamet, Margaret Atwood, and Haruki Murakami.