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 Francis Ford Coppola - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939) is an American film director, screenwriter, vintner, magazine publisher, and hotelier, most renowned for directing the highly regarded Godfather trilogy and the Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now.
George Lucas, Michael Jackson and Francis Ford Coppola filming Captain EO
Coppola's father Carmine was a renowned composer and musician, and wrote the scores of many of his son's films; his nephew Nicolas Cage is an acclaimed actor. /wiki/Francis_Ford_Coppola   (1376 words)

 Apocalypse Now - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coppola makes little explicit, but we come to believe that Willard and Kurtz develop an understanding nonetheless; Kurtz wishes to die at Willard's hands, and Willard, having subsequently granted Kurtz his wish, is offered the chance to succeed him in his warlord-demigod role.
Coppola's agenda clearly involves larger themes; the film's subtext concerns a journey into the darkness of the human psyche.
Nevertheless, Coppola has maintained many episodes (the spear and arrow attack on the boat, for example) that respect the spirit of the novel and in particular its critique of the concept of civilization and progress. /wiki/Apocalypse_Now   (5080 words)

 Salon Brilliant Careers Francis Ford Coppola
Coppola was also the father of three children, Gio, Roman and Sofia; he infected them, too, with the movie bug.
Coppola fired one star (Harvey Keitel), shot around the heart attack of another (Martin Sheen) and wrote (and shot) around the forbidding obesity of a third (Marlon Brando).
Through it all, Coppola says that the film's meanings will come into focus partly from the experiences he has making it. /people/bc/1999/10/19/coppola   (860 words)

 Talk: Coppola's Hideaway - filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola
Still, director Francis Ford Coppola's newest resort in paradisiacal Belize on the Caribbean Sea does owe a certain debt of inspiration to the Philippine setting of one of his most famous films.
Coppola did have some directorial angst, and there were shades of the persona he reportedly adopted during the making of Apocalypse Now when he was overheard remarking one evening, "No place of mine has mosquitoes" before either hurling a very well-made pizza to the floor or dropping it by accident.
Once there, Coppola trekked to the jungle highlands and bought an abandoned lodge called Blancaneaux, which he opened to the public in 1993 (after using it for more than a decade as a family retreat). /p/articles/mi_m0KNK/is_3_3/ai_80206455   (1384 words)

 Niebaum-Coppola: the master's hand.(Francis Ford Coppola) - Wines & Vines - HighBeam Research
Coppola's volume wine business is split primarily between 75,000 cases of his Francis Coppola Presents red table wine Rosso, 25,000 cases of his white daily blend Bianco and 100,000 cases of the Diamond Series.
At the age of 63, Coppola is finally reaping the harvest of his 1995, $10 million-plus winery investment, in which he reunited the chateau with Gustave Niebaum's original 1879 Rutherford, Calif. estate.
Coppola is building a $2 million production facility, using another part of the chateau's second floor, to exclusively produce Rubicon, with the goal of moving from 4,000 to 10,000 cases annually. /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:78639509&refid=holomed_1   (1967 words)

 Francis Ford Coppola
Coppola won his first Oscar in 1971 for the Patton screenplay Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola is reported to be returning to directing after an eight-year break.
Francis Ford Coppola's revisions to his 1983 film "The Outsiders" invest it with grandeur worthy of both its characters and his own ambitions.
Francis Ford Coppola has teamed up with Brazilian director Walter Salles to bring beatnik author Jack Kerouac's seminal work On The Road to the big screen. /People/Francis+Ford+Coppola.html   (576 words)

 About Francis Ford Coppola, Owner of Blancaneaux Lodge
Coppola, who won the Palm d'Or at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for The Conversation and Apocalypse Now, presided as president of the jury for the 1996 festival this May. His San Francisco-based film company, American Zoetrope, develops and produces television projects and films such as 1995's Don Juan DeMarco and My Family.
Coppola sees his role as that of conservator, preserving the pristine environment--he loves the fact that the river water is pure enough to drink, and strongly supports Belize's commitment to eco-tourism.
Coppola explains that having a resort in the remote reaches of the jungle didn't intimidate him at all. /blanca/coppola.html   (385 words)

 Francis Ford Coppola - From Movies to Wine to Food
Francis Ford Coppola is best known as the five-time Oscar-winning director, writer and producer of such epic films as the Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now is more recent directorial credits include Bram Stoker's Dracula, Jack, and John Grisham's The Rainmaker.
Coppola's most recent undertakings are strictly culinary-with the launch of his Mammarella Brand pastas, pasta sauces, and olive oil in January 1999 and the opening of Cafe Niebaum-Coppola in San Francisco in March 1999.
Both the Francis Coppola Presents Mammarella pastas and sauces were met by an enthusiastic audience at the Fancy Food Show, and will soon be gracing the shelves of gourmet shops across the nation. /coppola.htm   (857 words)

 Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola is the uncle of Nicolas Cage, Christophe Coppola, Marc Coppola and Jason Schwartzman.
Francis Ford Coppola grew in a neighborhood of
1969 Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas found "American Zoetrope", a movies production company, based in /f/francis_ford_coppola.htm   (244 words)

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Francis Ford Coppola et George Lucas, samedi à Deauville Une semaine après avoir reçu Steven Spielberg, le festival de Dea.
Francis Ford Coppola à l'hôtel Mamounia à Marrakech Cinéaste avec des hauts et des bas mais homme d'affaires prospère, Fra.
Francis Ford Coppola à Marrakech "J'ai beaucoup d'affinités avec cette terre. /html/C/Coppola.asp   (1063 words)

 Francis Ford Coppola: A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Libraries
In The Godfather Francis Ford Coppola invites the audience to identify with the "nice" son Michael and to admire the kind-but-stern justice of the godfather.
In spring 2000, at the suggestion of Francis Ford Coppola, Murch started to reedit Apocalypse Now, a movie he had worked on in 1977-79 both as sound designer and coeditor.
Coppola clearly recognizes that the film is not war, or a simulation, but a representation that must problematize itself. /MRC/CoppolaBib.html   (9299 words)

 Francis Ford Coppola News
Francis Ford Coppola is one of America's most erratic, energetic and controversial filmmakers.
Godfather exec reveals more mafia movie games are in the works 12:29 Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola might not approve of the upcoming game adaptation of his classic...
News about Francis Ford Coppola continually updated from thousands of sources around the net. /who/francis-ford-coppola   (517 words)

 Francis Ford Coppola News ::
Coppola may release Thai epic in U.S. Francis Ford Coppola is in advanced talks to oversee a re-edit of the Thai epic Suriyothai.
Francis Ford Coppola is planning to mount the 1959 Sandra Dee movie Gidget on London's West End as a stage musical.
Coppola calls the new version of the film "a more disturbing, sometimes funnier and more romantic film, whose historical perspective has become more forceful." It's also 53 minutes longer than the original. /celebs/news/id/199010   (2317 words)

 Francis Ford Coppola By David Plotz
This is sad: Francis Ford Coppola, the director of The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Conversation, Rumble Fish, and Apocalypse Now and the winner of five Academy Awards, is being praised for making the second-best John Grisham movie.
Coppola has made more actors into stars than any 10 other directors combined, and he has pioneered technology (notably video editing) that other filmmakers have come to rely on.
Critics are greeting Coppola's film--the usual Grisham tale of an idealistic young lawyer slingshotting a Goliath--with a desperate generosity. /id/1842   (1330 words) Francis Ford Coppola: A Film-maker's Life: Books
Maverick director Francis Ford Coppola is a biographer's dream: in an industry dominated by those who play it safe, the director of the Godfather trilogy has always seemed larger than life.
Coppola's interest in film making began at an early age when, incapacitated by polio, he experimented with a 16mm projector and a tape recorder.
As Michael Schumacher shows, Coppola's reputation for "equal parts talent and bombast" is overshadowed only by his willingness to stake everything on projects in which he believes, sometimes with dire financial consequences. /exec/obidos/ASIN/0747551367   (796 words)

 Francis Ford Coppola: Interviews
Francis Ford Coppola: Interviews shows Coppola to be both an intensely personal auteur and a studio-savvy Hollywood player.
He is the author of several books on film, including Godfather: The Intimate Francis Ford Coppola, and is the editor of Stanley Kubrick: Interviews (University Press of Mississippi).
Coppola's films featured pivotal roles for such actors as Robert Duvall, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Gene Hackman, and Harrison Ford and cemented the reputations of Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro. /catalog/fall2004/francis_ford_coppola.html   (363 words)

 One From the Heart
Toronto: September 5, 2003: Francis Ford Coppola announced the release of a two-disc "Special Edition" of One from the Heart under the new American Zoetrope DVD label to be distributed by Fantoma.
The Dream Studio (2003): An inside look at the revolutionary Zoetrope Studios Hollywood launched by Francis Ford Coppola in 1980.
The American Zoetrope DVD Lab, opened in 1999 was inspired by Francis Coppola's desire to offer the best possible home viewing experience and to allow filmmakers control over how their work would be presented on DVD. /news_dvd.html   (846 words) - Guatemala in a new light
Where to stay: Francis Ford Coppola's La Lancha resort (800-746-3743; on a lake near the Mayan ruins of Tikal offers 10 elegant casitas starting at $95 for two, including breakfast.
THE PETEN RAIN FOREST, Guatemala — Francis Ford Coppola is the first to admit he's got a thing for jungles.
Coppola bought his first jungle retreat in Belize in 1981, just a few years after shooting the groundbreaking war film in the rain-drenched forests of the Philippines, and he eventually turned the property into one of the country's leading eco-resorts. /travel/destinations/2005-03-10-guatemala_x.htm   (1798 words)

 Francis Ford Coppola
Coppola had been planning to make this film since the early 70s, when he had become fascinated with the story of Tucker, the brash but intelligent entrepreneur who dared to challenge the Detroit establishment.
Because Coppola uses the cinematic conventions of the 1940s to capture the look and feel of the time, TUCKER is as much about his (and our) memory of the period as it is about the period itself.
Coppola has also indulged his love of technology in a version of the Rip Van Winkle story for cable TV and in the high-tech Michael Jackson fantasy short, CAPTAIN EO (1986). /whoswho5/coppola_f.htm   (2052 words)

 Francis Ford Coppola @ Filmbug
The son of composer and musician Carmine Coppola, young Francis was trained for a career in music and became so proficient on the tuba that he won a musical scholarship to the New York Military Academy.
Coppola's early interest in the arts led to a major in theatre at New York's Hofstra University and an MFA in film from UCLA.
Coppola also founded the cinema workshop at Hofstra, contributed to the campus literary magazine, won three D.H. Lawrence Awards for theatrical production and direction, and received the Beckerman Award for his outstanding contributions to the school's theatre arts division. /db/1251   (1067 words)

 Francis Ford Coppola - Biography
» Francis Ford Coppola Talks Episode III (13 Apr 2005, 07:05)
Thus, for awhile, Coppola the auteur gave way to Coppola the gun for hire and it was only due to mounting financial pressures that he returned to familiar 1990 to direct the third film in The Godfather saga.
Francis preferred film to music (though he plays a mean tuba), and eventually graduated from UCLA film school and an invaluable apprenticeship to b-movie mogul Roger Corman. /   (699 words)

 God of Filmmaking Francis Coppola Director of The Great Gatsby, The Godfather
Coppola was assisting Corman at the time and made a deal with him to shoot when the set was not being used.
Coppola played the "director for hire" role with this one, actually the third chosen, but its a great project that offers a lot of genuine sentiment and emotion.
Coppola said that he picked up the book at an airport and the story perked his interest enough to adapt it to film. /html/francis_ford_coppola.html   (3792 words)

 Francis Ford Coppola Toasts History
Below, MSNBC's Financial Anchor Maria Bartiromo with visiting journalist, and Francis Ford Coppola
Francis and Eleanor Coppola purchased part of the Inglenook Estate in 1975, including over 1500 acres of land, and founder Gustave Niebaum’s Victorian home and carriage house.
In 1995, the Coppolas purchased the remaining part of the original property, which included the Inglenook Chateau and approximately 90 acres of vineyards. /Mag_May2003/FBI/feature-p64.html   (466 words)

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Francis Ford Coppola began his jaunt into the entertainment industry as Roger Corman's right-hand man on his films.
Discuss Francis Ford Coppola on the Stars Board.
In 1972, Coppola directed The Godfather, which went on to become one of the biggest critical and commercial hits of all time. /servlet/SecurityDetail?symbol=FFCOP   (250 words) Arts & Entertainment The sound of Vietnam
Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" renders Vietnam as the Inferno, with a psychedelic swirl of helicopters, flames and fog.
On the disc, Coppola explains that he never intended the conflagration to complete the action of the film.
This is Coppola's Wagnerian extravaganza, with streamlined, fire-breathing dragons. /ent/col/srag/2000/04/27/murch   (872 words)

Al Pacino won't remember them, he was only 5 at the time, but Francis Ford Coppola, who was 11, surely will.
The Film Society of Lincoln Center's tribute to Francis Ford Coppola May 7 in Avery Fisher Hall, had a Mr.
Bernard Gerstern, the Joseph Papp alumnus who produces theater at Lincoln Center, recalled how one fine day many years ago the Public Theater received a surprise visit from Francis Coppola. /jt02053t.htm   (1245 words)

 Francis Ford Coppola - Wikimedia Commons
Francis Ford Coppola (born: 7 April 1939 in Detroit, USA) is an American film director and producer.
This page was last modified 03:13, 12 December 2005. /wiki/Francis_Ford_Coppola   (34 words)

 Inside the Actors Studio: Francis Ford Coppola -
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 Coppola, Francis (Ford)
US film director Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The Godfather.
Coppola was the first director to make a major film dealing with the Vietnam War.
Apocalypse Now is based on the Joseph Conrad novel Heart of Darkness. /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0027862.html   (350 words)

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