At the beginning of “Apocalypse Now”, in the singing of the door band “The End”, the picture shows the scene of the US military burning down the Vietnamese forest during the Vietnam War. If you think that this kind of behavior is unlikely to happen in peaceful times, it is too naive.
Director Coppola hopes that the film will lead the audience to experience an unprecedented war experience, and to promote the audience to have the same feelings and reactions as the Vietnam Veterans. So he decided: I want to burn a real forest! The film was shot in the Philippines. Because of the fame of Francis Coppola, and the production of two small-cost movies by the producer Fred Ruth in the Philippines, the crew received the support of the Philippine army. This made Coppola almost “do whatever you want.”
The Philippine army not only equipped him with a special helicopter, but also enabled the entry of a real military aircraft into the mirror. Those that fell from the plane were also real gasoline. In this way, Coppola quickly burned thousands of acres of local forest to complete the scene. These planes in the film also came from the Philippine military.