i tried to watch HEAVEN'S GATE but i couldn't get through it.
i was given the book by steven bach about the making, or unmaking, depending on which side of the fence you stand on, and i could not get through the book, but it did start out with a very good sentence, "i gave michael cimino $42,000,000 to make a movie, he gave me a breifcase". he was refering to a good luck gift cimino gave bach before production began. i guess bach never got any of his 42 mill back.
several article i read on the making of HEAVEN'S GATE, sound like a producer's nightmare; it was a cocaine production.