A beautiful, wealthy young party girl drops out of Radcliffe in 1965 and heads to New York to become Holly Golightly. When she meets a hungry young artist named Andy Warhol, he promises to make her the star she always wanted to be. And like a super nova she explodes on the New York scene only to find herself slowly lose grip on reality… Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer. –IMDb
The films of the American director George Hickenlooper, who has died unexpectedly aged 47, straddled several genres, but he will be best remembered as a documentary maker thanks to his most celebrated work, Hearts of Darkness: A Film-maker’s Apocalypse (1991). This riveting account of the troubled gestation of Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam war epic Apocalypse Now (1979) combined behind-the-scenes footage shot by Coppola’s wife, Eleanor, with retrospective accounts by the cast and crew.
Hickenlooper observed “a strong parallel between Francis making the movie and the war itself. He really delved into the most sordid aspects of his own character.” As Apocalypse Now‘s budget and schedule ran out of control – and its leading man, Martin Sheen, had a heart attack – Coppola was consumed by fears and self-doubt, as captured in the documentary. “There were too many of us, we had access to too much equipment, too much money, and little by little we went insane… read more
this movie and the great gatsby is the reason why women are seen as the weakest ones and portrayed as stupid
Unbelievably offensive to anyone who lived in and loved this era, only worth a watch to see how much the filmmakers piss on Warhol's grave, who here is portrayed as the most evil creature alive, an effeminate, pasty vampire who treats women like dirt. Sedgwick's tragic life is treated like a particularly awful after school special and its embarrassing for all involved (especially for the overly self-conscious Miller)