Hearts of Darkness / Eighth Grade

Hearts of Darkness / Eighth Grade

Macintosh & Maud debrief after going down the river and watch Francis Ford Coppola lose his damn mind.

This week Macintosh & Maud watch Francis Ford Coppola almost lose everything, including his mind, in the making-of documentary Hearts of Darkness. Coppola created a masterpiece with Apocalypse Now, but the process was a nightmare in and of itself. We talk about the famous director's Jekyll-and-Hyde personality, the sheer insanity of attempting to film the movie in the Philippines, the drug-addled majesty of Dennis Hopper, and just how much of an asshole Marlon Brando is. It's a fascinating look at the tortured process of creating a cinematic masterpiece.

We also talk about Bo Burnham's new film, Eighth Grade, which is a phenomenal and amazing movie, and incredibly real. It's in limited release now, but please go watch it if it's near you.

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Intro music taken from the Second Movement of Ludwig von Beethoven's 9th Symphony. Licensed under an Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Hong Kong (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 HK) license. To hear the full performance or get more information, visit the song page at the Internet Archive.

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