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    Film Historian Peter Cowie's Behind-the-Scenes 'Godfather' to Land in October

    There are only a handful of trilogies that are so deepy ingrained in the zeitgeist of American culture that they seem destined to be timeless classics: "Star Wars," "The Lord of the Rings," "The Godfather." But where the first two were sci-fi/fantasy epics filled with ...

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    Coppola Talks “Twixt,” Success, Failure & The Future of Film

    Francis Ford Coppola’s “Twixt," the third in a series of low-budget “personal” films he’s written, produced, and directed since the turn of the century has toured the film festival circuit – from Toronto in 2011 to San Francisco in 2012 – and was released in France in April, but a broad release rema...

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    Francis Ford Coppola Brings His Oddball Gothic Horror Tale 'Twixt' to San Francisco for One Week

    The iconic independent filmmaker has booked a weeklong run at the Sundance Kabuki Cinema and will appear for a pair of Q&As at two of the Friday screenings.

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    Read New All-Time Top 10 Lists From Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Francis Ford Coppola, Quentin Tarantino & More

    The big talk of the week has been Sight & Sound's once-every-decade greatest films of all time list as determined by critics from around the world. However, the publication also take the temperature from film directors, asking for greatest lists from 358 filmmakers around the world, and collating th...

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    Trailers from Hell: Adam Rifkin on Coppola's 'Rumble Fish'

    "Francis Ford Coppola Week" continues at Trailers from Hell, today with screenwriter Adam Rifkin introducing 1983's dreamy black-and-white "Rumble Fish"...

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    Akira Kurosawa and Francis Ford Coppola Whiskey Ads [Video]

    IIn the 80s, Akira Kurosawa and Francis Ford Coppola made and starred in a series of whiskey advertisements for Suntory Whiskey, posted below. Not only does the ad include footage of Kurosawa directing a herd of horses and extras while filming "Kagemusha," but we can see the directors guzzling whis...

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    Cannes Review: Beat Classic 'On The Road' Comes To The Screen In Lustrous-But-Long-Winded Fashion

    Jack Kerouac's "On the Road" has been heralded for decades: an important novel, a cultural signifier, a sociological landmark, a cracking good read. It's also been considered "unfilmable" -- but now Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries," "Dark Water") brings the novel to the screen, and "The Motor...

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    Kristen Stewart Did 'On The Road' For The Price Of A Beatles Song On 'Mad Men' & More About The Walter Salles Adaptation

    The long, difficult journey from page to screen for Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" has been well-documented over the years, and one thing that has been consistent throughout is the passion and love evinced for the novel by all involved --particularly the godfather of it all, Francis Ford Coppola, who ...

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    International Sales Agent: Memento, We Are What We Are

    One of my favorite international sales agent is Memento. Now they are representing the film of one of my favorite people in the biz, the hyphenate director-producer-writer who also was put into the role of casting director by Steve Soderbergh while casting Che, Rodrigo (Rigo to his friends) Bellot.

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    5 Things You May Not Know About The 'The Godfather Part II'

    A sprawling three hour and twenty minute American epic crime film, what can you say about Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Godfather Part II” that hasn’t already been said? Nominated for 11 Academy Awards and winning six, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Rober...

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