Standing as one of the most controversial movies ever made. This film was scheduled to shoot for 6 weeks and ran on for a year and a half. Francis ford Coppola shot 200 hours of footage and spent three years editing it. The set was tumultuous; with Martin Sheen suffering a heart attack and Dennis Hopper getting a 14 year old Laurence Fishburne addicted to heroin.
For all the tragedy, we are gifted with a cinematic masterpiece. Of all the epic moments of cinematography, one that will always be seared in our memories is the helicopter scene backed by Wagner’s “Ride of the Valkyries”.