Just two weeks ago Lionsgate released, as part of its "Apocalypse Now Full Disclosure Edition" Blu-ray, Hickenlooper's amazing documentary, "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse." Hickenlooper and co-director Fax Bahr brilliantly crafted an engulfing chronicle about the disaster-strewn production of Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now." They deftly sutured a narrative from 60 hours of behind-the-scenes footage shot by Eleanor Coppola (Francis' wife) on location in the Philippines, stitching the most revealing moments together with retrospective interviews, portions of Eleanor Coppola's book "Notes" (read by Eleanor) and audio-tape recordings (again by Eleanor) that captured the "Apocalypse" auteur's visionary mood swings. The result is one of the greatest of all movies about moviemaking. Hickenlooper exploits Eleanor's unadorned camerawork and limpid prose to provide refreshing counterpoint to Francis' grandiose rhetoric as he attempts to relocate Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" in a Vietnam War adventure story. Hickenlooper presents the extraordinary spectacle of a filmmaker at the peak of his clout, banking everything on his ability to pull inspiration out of the fire, and getting scorched. While enduring the dismissal of one lead actor, the heart attack of his replacement, a ruinous typhoon, and a constant struggle with the script, Coppola keeps insisting that his experiences will enrich his movie. Hickenlooper's film is a masterly depiction of the delusionary power of directing. This movie, not "Apocalypse Now," is about what happened to Coppola in the jungle, and here he becomes a spellbinding tragic hero.