Francis Ford Coppola was 29 years old and broke when he was asked to direct The Godfather, based on the bestselling novel by Mario Puzo. The notes he kept for himself during the making of The Godfather have been collected into a new book.
Eleanor Coppola filmed a documentary called "Hearts of Darkeness." It's a behind-the-scenes view of the making of "Apocalypse Now." Coppola is the wife of director Frances Ford Coppola. (REBROADCAST. Originally aired 1/24/92) "Apocalypse Now," has just come out on video; "Hearts of Darkness," will be released on home video next week.