History Creator / FrancisFordCoppola

15th Jun '16 4:31:58 PM Dancedom
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* ''You're a Big Boy Now''
* ''Theatre/FiniansRainbow''



* ''The Cotton Club''



* ''The Cotton Club''

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* ''The Cotton Club''''Gardens of Stone''



* ''Film/{{Jack1996}}''

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* ''Film/{{Jack1996}}''''[[Film/{{Jack1996}} Jack]]''
20th Apr '16 10:52:40 PM JulianLapostat
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** Coppola himself expresses this view many times in his own interviews in terms of how he sees his own career and his characters. He notes that to him the gangsters of ''The Godfather'' were like characters from Italian Opera, and that he's drawn to characters who are obsessive, determined and committed to a vision.

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** Coppola himself expresses this view many times in his own interviews in terms of how he sees his own career and his characters. He notes that to him the gangsters of ''The Godfather'' were like characters from Italian Opera, and that he's drawn to characters who are obsessive, determined and committed to a vision.
vision, willing to risk everything, face the consequences and say it was WorthIt, which he himself does all the time on his commentaries with regards to his less successful personal films.
20th Apr '16 10:51:04 PM JulianLapostat
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* RaisedCatholic: Like most Italian-Americans of his generation, though religion did not make as big a mark on him as it did on Creator/MartinScorsese. Harry Caul's lingering issues with his Catholic upbringing were autobiographical reflections on Coppola's part.



** Coppola himself expresses this view many times in his own interviews in terms of how he sees his own career and his characters. He notes that to him the gangsters of ''The Godfather'' were like characters from Italian Opera.

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** Coppola himself expresses this view many times in his own interviews in terms of how he sees his own career and his characters. He notes that to him the gangsters of ''The Godfather'' were like characters from Italian Opera.
Opera, and that he's drawn to characters who are obsessive, determined and committed to a vision.
20th Apr '16 10:47:19 PM JulianLapostat
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Recent projects include ''Film/NewYorkStories'' with fellow famed (and Oscar-winning in their own right) directors Creator/WoodyAllen and Creator/MartinScorsese, ''Film/YouthWithoutYouth'' and ''Tetro''. He now publishes magazines and makes wine and lives in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco.

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Recent projects include ''Film/NewYorkStories'' with fellow famed (and Oscar-winning in their own right) directors Creator/WoodyAllen and Creator/MartinScorsese, ''Film/BramStokersDracula'', ''Film/YouthWithoutYouth'' and ''Tetro''. He now publishes magazines and makes wine and lives in UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco.



* CreatorBreakdown: On ''Apocalypse Now'', Coppola lost massive amounts of weight, became estranged from his wife (after having an affair with a production assistant), and attempted suicide. A few years later, Coppola lost his son Gio in a boating accident while filming ''Gardens of Stone''. Coppola became extremely depressed by Gio's death and considered quitting directing, though he eventually bounced back.
* CreatorKiller: ''One From the Heart'' (which even earned the nickname ''One Through the Heart'' for this), though he's still made somewhat high profile projects compared to most victims of this trope. Its failure did kill his independent production studio though. On the commentary, Coppola is still proud of his film, believing it was WorthIt.
* FriendToAllChildren: Very close to his own kids, and enjoys working with children and teens as well. He's cited this as the main reason he signed on to ''Film/TheOutsiders'' and ''Film/{{Jack|1996}}''.
* HeAlsoDid: Before breaking into directing, he co-wrote the scripts for ''Film/IsParisBurning'' and ''Film/{{Patton}}'', the latter earning him an Oscar. He also wrote the 1974 adaptation of ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'', which wasn't produced until ''The Godfather'' became a smash hit. Coppola also funded the release of Kevin Brownlow's restoration of Abel Gance's ''Napoleon'' out of his own pocket, kick-starting the film restoration trend of the '80s and '90s.

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* CreatorBreakdown: On ''Apocalypse Now'', Coppola lost massive amounts of weight, became estranged from his wife (after having an affair with a production assistant), and attempted suicide. A few years later, Coppola lost his son Gio in a boating accident while filming ''Gardens of Stone''. Coppola became extremely depressed by Gio's death and considered quitting directing, though he eventually bounced back.
* CreatorKiller: ''One From the Heart'' (which even earned the nickname ''One Through the Heart'' for this), though he's still made somewhat high profile projects compared to most victims of this trope. Its failure did kill his independent production studio though. On the commentary, Coppola is still proud of his film, believing it was WorthIt.
* FriendToAllChildren: Very close to his own kids, and enjoys working with children and teens as well. He's cited this as the main reason he signed on to ''Film/TheOutsiders'' and ''Film/{{Jack|1996}}''.
''Film/{{Jack|1996}}''.
* HeAlsoDid: Before breaking into directing, he co-wrote the scripts for ''Film/IsParisBurning'' and ''Film/{{Patton}}'', the latter earning him an Oscar. He also GenreRoulette: Even in TheSeventies, Coppola wrote the 1974 screenplays for a war film (''Patton''), a literary adaptation of ''Literature/TheGreatGatsby'', which wasn't produced until ''The Godfather'' became (''The Great Gatsby''), directed a smash hit. Coppola also funded the release of Kevin Brownlow's restoration of Abel Gance's ''Napoleon'' out of his own pocket, kick-starting the film restoration trend of the '80s paranoid thriller (''The Conversation''), a war movie (''Apocalypse Now'') and '90s.two gangster movies [[GenreAdultery that are more like]] HistoricalFiction period and family dramas than actual crime movies. He has become even more diverse then making Teen/YA movies, period {{Biopic}}, musicals, a Dracula movie and recently, he's moved into actual experimental movies.



* MagnumOpusDissonance: Critics regularly list ''The Godfather'' Parts I and II among the greatest movies ever, but Coppola seems to regard them as basically [[MoneyDearBoy paycheck films]]. Ask Coppola for his favorite and he'll usually name ''Apocalypse Now'', ''The Conversation'' or ''The Rain People''.
* OldShame: Pretty much all of Coppola's screenwriting work except ''Patton''; he's especially adamant that his script for ''[[Film/TheGreatGatsby1974 The Great Gatsby]]'' was ruined by ExecutiveMeddling. He doesn't have fond memories of ''The Cotton Club'' either, due to the tremendously difficult production triggered by his feud with Robert Evans.
* ProductionPosse: Robert Duvall, Creator/JamesCaan, Frederic Forest, Teri Garr, Creator/NicolasCage and Creator/DianeLane were his most frequent repeat collaborators.
* TroubledProduction: He became a lightning rod for those -- ''Film/TheGodfather'' (Paramount's executives frequently complained with him), ''The Cotton Club'' (script issues, budget rising, clashing with the star), ''One from the Heart'' (ballooned budget and filming problems) and most infamously, ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' -- aka "Apocalypse ''When''?" or "Apocalypse Forever" -- a case so famous that it has its own documentary dedicated to it, ''Hearts of Darkness''.
** Coppola himself summed it up by saying "My film is not about Vietnam, it '''[[IAmTheNoun is]]''' Vietnam" and famously explaining that "We had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little we went insane."
** It's important to point out that despite this, ''Apocalypse Now'' was a critical and box-office success.

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* MagnumOpusDissonance: Critics regularly list ''The Godfather'' Parts I and II among the greatest movies ever, but RomanticismVersusEnlightenment: Coppola seems to regard them as basically [[MoneyDearBoy paycheck films]]. Ask Coppola for his favorite is on the Romantic side, not only in content but also in style, in terms of use of music, editing and he'll usually name ''Apocalypse Now'', ''The Conversation'' or ''The Rain People''.
* OldShame: Pretty much all of Coppola's screenwriting work except ''Patton''; he's especially adamant that his script for ''[[Film/TheGreatGatsby1974 The Great Gatsby]]'' was ruined by ExecutiveMeddling. He doesn't have fond memories of ''The Cotton Club'' either, due to the tremendously difficult production triggered by his feud with Robert Evans.
* ProductionPosse: Robert Duvall, Creator/JamesCaan, Frederic Forest, Teri Garr, Creator/NicolasCage
lighting (very lush, dreamlike and Creator/DianeLane were his most frequent repeat collaborators.stylized).
* TroubledProduction: He became a lightning rod for those -- ''Film/TheGodfather'' (Paramount's executives frequently complained ** His movies revolve around dreamers, idealists (benign like Tucker, self-deluded in the case of Michael Corleone who wants to make the family legit, insane with him), ''The Cotton Club'' (script issues, budget rising, clashing with Kurtz) and visionaries, and feature ByronicHero, doomed romance and heroes fighting compromise and being burnt by the star), ''One from the Heart'' (ballooned budget and filming problems) and most infamously, ''Film/ApocalypseNow'' -- aka "Apocalypse ''When''?" or "Apocalypse Forever" -- a case so famous that it has its own documentary dedicated to it, ''Hearts of Darkness''.sun for flying too close (Dracula himself).
** Coppola himself summed it up by saying "My film is not about Vietnam, it '''[[IAmTheNoun is]]''' Vietnam" expresses this view many times in his own interviews in terms of how he sees his own career and famously explaining his characters. He notes that "We had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little we went insane."
** It's important to point out that despite this, ''Apocalypse Now'' was a critical and box-office success.
him the gangsters of ''The Godfather'' were like characters from Italian Opera.
20th Apr '16 10:31:42 PM JulianLapostat
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* AuteurLicense: Got it with ''The Godfather'', lost it somewhat after ''One From the Heart'' bombed and caused him to file bankruptcy. How much he still has this has varied from project to project since then until the past decade when he was able to fund his own films. He's recently taken to using profits from his lucrative winery to making personal films, solving the problem for himself seemingly, he's becomes highly prolific of late.
* AuthorAppeal: His main reason for making ''Film/TuckerTheManAndHisDream'' was his father owned a Tucker. GeorgeLucas produced it for, surprisingly, the same reason - his father also owned a Tucker.

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* AuteurLicense: Got it with ''The Godfather'', lost it somewhat after ''One From the Heart'' bombed and caused him to file bankruptcy. How much he still has this has varied from project to project since then until the past decade when he was able to fund his own films. He's recently taken to using profits from his lucrative winery to making personal films, solving the problem for himself seemingly, he's becomes highly prolific of late.
seemingly.
* AuthorAppeal: His main reason for making ''Film/TuckerTheManAndHisDream'' was his father owned a Tucker. GeorgeLucas Creator/GeorgeLucas produced it for, surprisingly, the same reason - his father also owned a Tucker.



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30th Jan '16 10:42:46 AM JulianLapostat
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* ''Film/{{Patton}} (Screenwriter only - He shared the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with Edmund H. North)

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* ''Film/{{Patton}} ''Film/{{Patton}}'' (Screenwriter only - He shared the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with Edmund H. North)
30th Jan '16 10:42:16 AM JulianLapostat
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* ''Film/Jack1996''

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* ''Film/Jack1996''''Film/{{Jack1996}}''



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30th Jan '16 10:41:44 AM JulianLapostat
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----!! Selected Filmography
* ''The Rain People''
* ''Film/{{Patton}} (Screenwriter only - He shared the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay with Edmund H. North)
* ''Film/TheGodfather''
* ''Film/TheConversation''
* ''Film/TheGodfatherPartII''
* ''Film/ApocalypseNow''
* ''One from the Heart''
* ''Film/TheOutsiders''
* ''Film/RumbleFish''
* ''Film/PeggySueGotMarried''
* ''The Cotton Club''
* ''Film/TuckerTheManAndHisDream''
* ''Film/TheGodfatherPartIII''
* ''Film/BramStokersDracula''
* ''Film/Jack1996''
* ''Film/TheRainmaker''
* ''Film/YouthWithoutYouth''
* ''Tetro''
* ''Twixt''

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25th Dec '15 8:00:38 PM Dancedom
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* ProductionPosse: Robert Duvall, Creator/JamesCaan, Frederick Forest and Teri Garr were his most frequent repeat collaborators.

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* ProductionPosse: Robert Duvall, Creator/JamesCaan, Frederick Forest and Frederic Forest, Teri Garr Garr, Creator/NicolasCage and Creator/DianeLane were his most frequent repeat collaborators.
25th Dec '15 4:22:09 PM nombretomado
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'''Francis Ford Coppola''' (April 7, 1939-) is a famed American film director/screenwriter/producer, one of the paragons of The NewHollywood and best known for such works as ''Film/TheGodfather'' trilogy and ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.

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'''Francis Ford Coppola''' (April 7, 1939-) is a famed American film director/screenwriter/producer, one of the paragons of The NewHollywood UsefulNotes/NewHollywood and best known for such works as ''Film/TheGodfather'' trilogy and ''Film/ApocalypseNow''.
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