Martin Sheen Cuts his Hand Wrestling a Demon on his Birthday | Ep5 | Making Apocalypse Now

In Episode 5, CinemaTyler looks at Willard’s drunken night in the hotel room at the beginning of the movie with info on cinematographer Vittorio Storaro’s technique of using Venetian blinds to create a striking separation of light and darkness, how Francis Ford Coppola directed Martin Sheen, Sheen’s cut hand from breaking the mirror, and the impact the scene had on Sheen’s life.

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[Companion PDF] Making Apocalypse Now: Episode 5: Martin Sheen Cuts his Hand Wrestling a Demon on his Birthday

This episode’s companion PDF features a comparison between the introduction of Willard in John Milius’ 1969 draft, Willard’s introduction in Coppola’s 1975 draft, and Willard’s introduction in the final film, as well as a selection of interesting comments from the previous episode.


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