We owe more to francis Coppola than we will ever know for supporting so many filmmakers we still love today.
Lucas's coming of age opus was filmed 50 years ago.
Filmed with a Techniscope Cameflex. That's Haskell Wexler with the pipe.
They quickly had to borrow a local Techniscope Arriflex when someone dropped the American Zoetrope Cameflex to keep filming for the day.
Sikorsky. Funny story…at least to me. Worked a fire in the Tahquitz National Forest. Fire camp was in a meadow down in the flats and the fire was up around 6,000 - 7,000 feet. So every morning (I worked day shift on that fire) they would fly my division up to the drop point in a high meadow. More than one contract helo did the work but the one we had was an ancient Sikorsky……private contracted ship…..…it was painted purple. We called it “Barney”.