Widely considered one of the best war movies ever made, Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now follows Martin Sheen's US Army Captain as he journeys up the Nung River from South Vietnam into Cambodia on a mission to assassinate the renegade Colonel Kurtz, played by Marlon Brando. With production in the Philippines fraught with problems including severe weather and ill health, the film went over schedule and over budget, prompting Coppola to explain at the first screening in Cannes "...We had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little we went insane." The troubled production was chronicled in the 1991 documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse.
Haunting portraits of Brando and Sheen loom over prolific poster artist Bob Peak's sunset Nung River scene on this atmospheric B2 poster for the first Japanese release in 1980. In The Art of Bob Peak, it was revealed that of all his movie work, Peak was the most proud of his work on Apocalypse Now. The film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, winning two for Sound and Cinematography.
Excellent to Near Mint (A)
Conservation backed on linen. Near mint condition other than a tiny dog-ear to lower left corner, which has been smoothed by backing.