Francis Ford Coppola

  • Francis Ford Coppola – The Outsiders (1983)

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    The Outsiders (1983)
    The Outsiders (1983)

    When two poor greasers, Johnny, and Ponyboy are assaulted by a vicious gang, the socs, and Johnny kills one of the attackers, tension begins to mount between the two rival gangs, setting off a turbulent chain of events.Read More »

  • Francis Ford Coppola – The Cotton Club (1984)

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    The Cotton Club (1984)
    The Cotton Club (1984)

    The Cotton Club was a famous Harlem nightclub. This is the story of the people who visited this club as well as the people who ran it, and the film is generously peppered with the jazz music that made the Cotton Club so renowned in the 1920s and 1930s.Read More »

  • Francis Ford Coppola – Tetro (2009)

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    The week of his 18th birthday, Bennie, who’s a waiter on a cruise ship, has a layover in Buenos Aires. He seeks out his older brother, Tetro, whom he hasn’t seen in years. Tetro, who lives with Miranda, is a burned-out case; he’s hot and cold toward his brother, introducing him as a “friend,” refusing to talk about their family, telling Bennie not to tell Miranda who their father is. Thoughts of their father cast a shadow over both brothers. Who is he, and what past has Tetro left behind? Bennie finds pages of Tetro’s unfinished novel, and he pushes both to know his own history and to become a part of his brother’s life again. What can come of Bennie’s pushing?
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  • Francis Ford Coppola – The Conversation (1974)

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    The Director of a large anonymous corporation (uncredited Duvall) asks surveillance expert Harry Caul (improbably pacamac-ed hero, Hackman) to record a young couple’s private conversation. The film opens with Caul and assistants (including John Cazale) endeavouring to capture the said exchange in a busy square with an assortment of concealed mics.Read More »

  • Francis Ford Coppola – Rumble Fish (1983)

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    Harvard Film Archive writes:
    One of the Coppola’s most overtly stylized works, Rumble Fish uses its breathtaking black and white, Koyanisqaatsi-inspired time-lapse photography and propulsive original score by The Police’s Stewart Copland to evoke a dream world of alienated youth. A beautiful postmodern art film, Rumble Fish is wonderfully uncertain of its time and place, stranding glittering icons of Fifties Americana – pool halls, flickering neon signs – within an Eighties post-industrial wasteland. The stylistic bricolage shapes the performances too, with Matt Dillon channeling Method Acting as a young man infatuated with the enigma of his self-absorbed brother, played with whispering intensity by a Marcel Camus-meets-Marlon Brando modeled Mickey Rourke. The late Dennis Hopper makes a poignant appearance as the absent even when present father who proves that the center inevitably cannot hold.Read More »

  • Francis Ford Coppola – One from the Heart (1981)

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    Hank and Frannie don’t seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright as they may seem, they are but a stage of lights and colours. Will true love prevail over a seemingly glamorous passion?Read More »

  • Francis Ford Coppola – The Rain People (1969)

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    Carefully observed and beautifully shot, the film that launched American Zoetrope 40 years ago is an early herald of Coppola’s talent for crafting delicate narratives that actors can sink their teeth into. Natalie (Shirley Knight) is a Long Island housewife trapped in a loveless marriage and stifled by domesticity. Two months pregnant and unable to bear her humdrum existence, she hits the road on a quest for freedom that Roger Ebert dubbed the “mirror image” of Easy Rider.Read More »

  • Woody Allen & Francis Ford Coppola & Martin Scorsese – New York Stories (1989)

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    The omnibus film New York Stories is the product of three powerhouse filmmakers, with the best saved for last. The film is divided into three stories, each exploring a different aspect of life in the Big Apple. Life Lessons, directed by Martin Scorcese, is a Dostoevsky-like tale of the rarefied Art World, with Nick Nolte as a self-indulgent abstractionist who loves Rosanna Arquette, but can’t bring himself to lie to her about her negligible artistic talents. Life Without Zoe, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, is more than a little reminiscent of Kay Thompson’s Eloise stories, with 12-year-old Zoe (Heather McComb) running amok at the Sherry-Netherland hotel while her parents are embarked upon a world-girdling vacation. The last and (as we said) the best is Woody Allen’s Oedipus Wrecks, wherein a schnooky Jewish lawyer (guess who?) inadvertently “creates” the Jewish Mother From Hell: thanks to a misguided magic trick, Allen’s mama (the incomparable Mae Questel) becomes a huge spectral vision on the New York skyline, telling everyone within earshot about her son’s inadequacies! The cinematographer lineup on New York Stories includes Nestor Almendros, Vittorio Storaro and Sven Nykvist, whose very different photographic styles blend with for more harmony than the three directors’ approaches.Read More »

  • Francis Ford Coppola – Dementia 13 AKA The Haunted and the Hunted (1963)

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    Dementia 13-Francis Ford Coppola’s black and white shocker is certainly one of the creepiest horror movies of an early 60’s.It predates all the slasher films made in 70’s and 80’s.Surprisingly spooky and atmospheric it contains plenty of axe murders(the decapitation of the hunter is especially memorable).The underwater scene is extremely creepy and the climax is well-handled and surprising. The film seems to be forgotten by many horror fans-it’s a classic and should be treated with respect!
    If you want to be scared check out this creepy gem! Read More »

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