The Coppolas at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. Apocalypse Now would share the Palme d’Or with Volker Schlöndorff’s The Tin Drum that year.

The Coppolas at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival. Apocalypse Now would share the Palme d’Or with Volker Schlöndorff’s The Tin Drum that year.

Francis Ford Coppola during the production of Apocalypse Now.

Francis Ford Coppola during the production of Apocalypse Now.

"An essential element of any art is risk. If you don’t take a risk then how are you going to make something really beautiful, that hasn’t been seen before?"
Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939)

"An essential element of any art is risk. If you don’t take a risk then how are you going to make something really beautiful, that hasn’t been seen before?"

Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939)

Marlon Brando and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now

Marlon Brando and Francis Ford Coppola on the set of Apocalypse Now