Inside Heaven's Gate.

Film Embedded within actor Richard Masur's Random Roles interview for AV Club is an extensive piece about what it was like to be inside the madness of Michael Cimino's Heaven's Gate:
"This is all my observation and opinion: While Michael is prepping the film, he wins the Academy Award [for The Deer Hunter]. It goes from whatever it was initially, like a 15 million dollar budget, to a 35 million dollar budget because he won the Academy Award. Now it’s huge in scope and this and that. It ended up costing over 50 million. Nothing had ever come close to that prior to that. During the course of this, he did a lot of things that were incredibly indulgent. There are 49 takes of Kristofferson cracking a whip over and over."
If only the six hour television version had come to pass...

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