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Francis Ford Coppola

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    Hollywood Memoir: A Young Woman's Intro to Filmmaking in The Golden Age

    It was 1973 when I arrived in Hollywood with all the usual hopes, dreams, and expectations...A few weeks later, I was sent to the production offices of "The Godfather: Part II," which filmed on the Paramount lot for a month before moving on to the Dominican Republic for the Cuba sequences.

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    Why is Clint Eastwood the Oldest Working Filmmaker in America?

    Quick: Name an American filmmaker over the age of 80 still directing widely-seen movies.

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    Francis Ford Coppola Writing An Epic About An Italian American Family, Says Future Of Film Is "Live Cinema"

    After a a stream of indie films, experiments that had a middling reception from critics and audiences alike, Francis Ford Coppola is ready to return to the monied world of studio filmmaking. And he said as much in 2012. "I learned what I learned from my three smaller films, and wanted to write a big...

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    RIP Gordon Willis, Master of Cinematic Chiaroscuro (CLIPS)

    Virtuoso cinematographer Gordon Willis, trailblazer of the New Hollywood who gave us everything from 1920s New York in "The Godfather" to 1970s Manhattan in the films of Woody Allen, has died. He was 82.

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    Francis Ford Coppola Thinks "Films Shouldn't Even Be Judged Until Ten Years Have Passed"

    While "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now" have already certified his legendary status, Francis Ford Coppola has never been completely free of the slings and arrows of film critics. Efforts like "Jack" or even the more recent "Twixt" have seen him taken to task for the less than stellar efforts, but...

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    Coppola Joins Fincher, Rogen and More for PGA's 2014 Produced By Conference

    The sixth annual Produced By Conference, put on by the Producers Guild of America, is nailing down its prestigious guest list of speakers. Oscar winner Francis Ford Coppola has been added to the roster.

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    Happy Birthday Francis Ford Coppola! Watch His Wild Early Movie 'Dementia 13' For Free

    Francis Ford Coppola, who turns 75 today, is a paragon of artistic integrity in a commercial industry. Though many associate his name with big Hollywood success, he’s actually better defined as a low-budget guru and proponent of creative risk-taking.

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    Happy Birthday Francis Ford Coppola! Watch Full 'Inside The Actor's Studio' Episode With Legendary Director

    Across the 1970s, legendary director Francis Ford Coppola completed the kind of run that even today, filmmakers could only dream of matching in terms of scope, ambition and accomplishment. From 1972 to 1979, a seemingly non-stop Coppola delivered "The Godfather," "The Conversation," "The Godfather P...

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