In­stant Trivia

Empire (UK) - - RE.VIEW -

1_ This shot was in the can be­fore Martin Sheen had his heart at­tack, which led to Cop­pola fa­mously pro­nounc­ing, “He’s not dead un­til I say he’s dead.”

2_ The water buf­falo slaugh­ter in the film is real, a ritual spot­ted by Cop­pola’s wife Eleanor on lo­ca­tion. It led to the film re­ceiv­ing an “un­ac­cept­able” rat­ing by the Amer­i­can Hu­mane As­so­ci­a­tion.

3_ Dur­ing the en­tirety of the shoot, Cop­pola shot 230 hours’ worth of footage.

4_ DP Vit­to­rio Storaro ap­pears in the film along­side Cop­pola. They form a TV news team as Wil­lard ar­rives in the com­bat zone.

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