An inside look at the hectic production of Heaven's Gate (1980), the media circus that turned it into a synonym for movie flop and how it added to the tectonic change that occurred in Hollywood film studios after it infamously flopped.
I'm not used to doing fifty takes. I'm really not. I'm not used to doing a minimum of forty-two takes.
See more »
The DVD and blu-ray release of HEAVEN'S GATE in the UK by the label, Second Sight, contains a "DVD version" of the documentary which has been reworked, edited and shortened from it's original TV broadcast length, to 55 minutes. See more »
As I understand this "making of" has only been shown on TV (so far). I would guess a doc as good as this would warrant it's own release on DVD. If not that, it should at least be included in a future special edition of Heaven's Gate (which I'm sure we'll get someday).
All the interviews are very interesting. The stories that were told was funny, shocking, sad, mind-boggling, informative and captivating. It's funny that Willem Dafoe (who was fired from the set of heaven's gate, as an extra) is the narrator. He does a great job.
The craftsmanship that went into this making of is breathtaking. It's not often you see movie related documentaries done as well as this. Most of them are rush-jobs. This one was absorbing all the way through and is highly recommended to any movie fan interested in movie history.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this