I would like to also mention Alexander Mackendrick's "On Filmmaking". https://www.amazon.com/Film-making-Introduction-Craft-Director/dp/057121... Truly incredible insights into dramatic structure.
Mickey Rourke didn't win Best actor at the Academy Awards. He was only nominated. Sean Penn won for Milk
Most of these seem pretty thin, especially the apocalypse now reference. Calling any of these "Rip offs" is being over dramatic.
It seems like you purchase the daylight version Aputure Amaran H198 but there is also a bi-color option. Can you confirm that is the daylight version and not bi-color?
"On Filmmaking" by Alexander Mackendrick
Dramatic theory at its finest.
5D was a film tech let down for sure but the sensors ability in low light for photos is incredible.