Articles tagged francis ford coppola

100 Essential Directors - Francis Ford Coppola

100 Essential Directors celebrates directors of distinct vision, who have honed their respective crafts, who have brought something new and exciting to the medium, and who continue to push the boundaries of the form.

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The 100 Essential Directors Part 2: Robert Bresson to David Cronenberg

Our second day of "100 Essential Directors" could loosely be described as one that defines "influential." Each of the auteurs sandwiched in between Robert Bresson and David Cronenberg has left a lasting mark on cinema, each employing a signature style that is unmistakable.

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A Giant Shadow: The Continuing Influence of Akira Kurosawa on World Cinema

Today it is impossible to imagine a world without the films of Akira Kurosawa. He is easily regarded as one of the very greatest directors in the history of film, having made a host of first tier masterpieces.

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Portrait of the Artist…and Their Family

I’d rather hear superstars admit to egos gone wild than insist they uphold “family first” values if family first is not a reality for them.

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18 Jun 2009 // 4:33 AM

Francis Ford Coppola gets personal with his new film

SEATTLE — Francis Ford Coppola, at 70, is back where he started. The legendary filmmaker has watched his career rise and fall over the past four decades,

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4 Jun 2008 // 10:00 PM

Youth Without Youth

"You learn more quickly, more profoundly in dreams" -- the audience becomes a part of the hallucinations.

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Still larger than life, Francis Ford Coppola now thinks smaller

It’s been 10 years since the great Francis Ford Coppola made a movie, 10 years since we’ve read stories about him battling the elements, the

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Digital Dynamite: The 30 Best DVDs of 2007

It was the year of the behemoth box set, the multi-disc triumph that tried to give long suffering fans everything their demanding little digital hearts ever desired. Here are PopMatters' 30 picks for the best DVDs of the year.

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20 Dec 2007 // 3:12 AM

Lightning strikes Francis Ford Coppola again

Francis Ford Coppola, director of classics, blockbusters, oddities and misfires, has returned to the screen with a metaphysical mystery. Weary of the cumbersome machinery of

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18 Dec 2007 // 9:00 PM

Youth Without Youth

Based on the writings of Mircea Eliade, Francis Ford Coppola's first movie in 10 years is goofy, contrived, and self-absorbed.

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Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmakers Apocalypse

The openness and honesty with which Eleanor Coppola portrays her husband is by far the greatest asset of Hearts of Darkness.

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4 Oct 2007 // 10:00 PM

Bram Stokers Dracula

Coppola's take on Bram Stoker's masterpiece is a visual stunning feast worth revisiting in a Collector's Edition that is more than just a time capsule.

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26 Feb 2007 // 1:30 AM

Francis Ford Coppola While Martin Scorsese is finally poised to win the directing Oscar for an entertainingly efficient piece of genre work (“The Departed”), an

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5 Dec 2006 // 6:02 AM

RUTHERFORD, Calif.—The Godfather is moving. Or, at least, his desk is. Also on the move: Gary Oldman’s armor from “Dracula,” Robert Duvall’s

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21 Oct 2005 // 12:00 AM

The Outsiders: The Complete Novel (1983)

Rarely does a director's cut reflect a vision 'truer' to a source text. But, like most everything else surrounding the picture, The Outsiders: The Complete Novel is quite an anomaly.

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The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Francis Ford Coppola's focus on his family, in the film and his memory, could not be more poignant or more public.

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1 Jan 1995 // 12:03 AM

Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)

'Apocalypse Now' -- 'Redux' or regular -- is well worth seeing for just such insights, its flashes of brilliance, failures, and virtuous intentions. In both versions, it's that rare movie that looks hard at the culture that produced it.

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Apocalypse Now Redux (2001)

'Apocalypse Now Redux', ultimately, allows us to celebrate a film that has become indelibly ingrained into American popular consciousness while, at the same time, forcing us to question the violence and inhumanity that characterize the troubling past of this same culture.

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Moving Pixels Podcast: Unearthing the 'Charnel House'

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"This week we discuss Owl Creek Games's follow up to Sepulchre, the triptych of tales called The Charnel House Trilogy.

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