Apocalypse Now

Some time after his arrival in the Philippines to begin production on Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola was warned by a crew member that seasonal typhoons would destroy the sets that were being constructed. "What are you," Coppola replied, "a f---in' weatherman?"

Cut to:
EXT -- Night
A few weeks later. Much of Coppola's set is destroyed by a violent tropical storm...

[Even before leaving America, Coppola had been warned not to goby veteran director Roger Corman. "You're going right into the rainy season," Corman warned. "Nobody goes there that time of year."]

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