Heart of Darkness


60m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Documentary that examines the Joseph Conrad novel, "Heart of Darkness." The program shows how Conrad's experiences in the Congo are interlaced with his narrator's description of a journey from idealism through moral decay to primeval savagery. Francis Ford Coppola discusses the themes he adapted fro

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Also Known As
Great Books (08/21/99)
Release Date
1999

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

Synopsis

Documentary that examines the Joseph Conrad novel, "Heart of Darkness." The program shows how Conrad's experiences in the Congo are interlaced with his narrator's description of a journey from idealism through moral decay to primeval savagery. Francis Ford Coppola discusses the themes he adapted from "Heart of Darkness" for his feature film "Apocalypse Now." Actor Martin Sheen, who plays the roll of captain Willard in the film, and screenwriter John Milius also comment on the novel's themes.

Film Details

Also Known As
Great Books (08/21/99)
Release Date
1999

Technical Specs

Duration
60m

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