Francis Ford Coppola

How Francis Ford Coppola Breathed New Life into ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’

  By Koraljka Suton It could be deemed rather poetic that the origins of two of the most iconic and…

4 months ago

‘The Conversation’: Francis Ford Coppola’s Paranoia-Ridden Tale of Surveillance, Guilt and Isolation

  By Koraljka Suton The idea originated in a conversation between me and Irving Kirshner. We were talking about espionage,…

1 year ago

Once Upon a Time… In the Philippines: Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Apocalypse Now’ Is a Three-Time Prime Cut of Film-Making Largesse

  By Tim Pelan Meanwhile, the mystique of 'Apocalypse Now' lives on. The Marine Corps invited me to Camp Pendleton…

2 years ago

Francis Ford Coppola and Brian De Palma: ‘The Conversation’ Between Two Great Filmmakers

  By Sven Mikulec The most personal of all films in Francis Ford Coppola's repertoire was born between two big…

5 years ago

‘Watching feature motion pictures in theaters is barely a hundred years old, and I’ve been working in films for half that time’

by Sven Mikulec After the Camerimage international film festival’s special screening of The Talented Mr. Ripley, Anthony Minghella’s wonderful and…

5 years ago

The Holy Grail of Workprints: The Five-Hour Rough Version of ‘Apocalypse Now’

Workprints, rough versions of films before the editing process kicks in and trims out all the material deemed surplus, are…

5 years ago

Gary Leva’s Documentaries About Filmmaking

Filmmaker and film historian Gary Leva has distinguished himself as the creative force behind scores of documentaries, broadcast programs and…

5 years ago

‘The New Cinema’: A Fascinating Documentary on the Restructuring of 1960’s Hollywood

Today's film industry, according to countless filmlovers around the globe, needs intrinsic changes to occur in order for Hollywood to…

5 years ago

‘Patton’: A Most Compelling Biopic Worthy of Its Enigmatic Subject

  By Sven Mikulec As far as biographical films go, it's difficult to find a more compelling picture than Franklin…

6 years ago

‘The Godfather’: A Historical Curiosity that Proved Instrumental for Our Filmmaking Education and Appreciation

  By Sven Mikulec It really is to no surprise that Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather has managed to transcend…

6 years ago