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Francis Ford Coppola Says Winemaking Is His "Day Job"; Blames Himself For The Current Sequel Craze

  • By Jeff Otto
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  • July 25, 2011 1:45 AM
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Also Reveals 3D Sequences In "Twixt" Will Come In The Middle & At The End Of The FilmComic-Con '11: If there was one person no one would have predicted to steal the Comic-Con thunder in 2011, it was Francis Ford Coppola. The announcement of his presence at this year’s show, twenty years after a brief appearance for “Bram Stoker’s Dracula” in 1991, drew raised eyebrows and familiar rumblings of whether there should be more stringent qualifications as to what exactly qualifies a film or television project to show at the convention. But those doubts were quickly set aside when Coppola handed out Edgar Allen Poe 3D masks to baffled Hall H attendees upon entrance. In an age of remakes, reboots, rehashes and sequel mania, who would have thought it would take a 72 year-old director best known for work decades ago to bring a dose of fresh air to the rather predictable happenings of geekdom’s centerpiece?

Comic-Con '11: Francis Ford Coppola Uses iPad To Remix 'Twixt' Live & Plans To Tour The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 23, 2011 8:34 AM
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Francis Ford Coppola Reveals He's Already At Work On A New Script & Says He Doesn't Like 3D Glasses For A Whole FilmReturning to Comic-Con for the first time nearly two decades after he hit San Diego to stump for "Bram Stoker's Dracula," director Francis Ford Coppola made sure it was an event to remember. In what will likely be one of the most talked about presentations when everyone wakes up in a geek hangover on Monday, Coppola unveiled footage from his upcoming gothic horror flick "Twixt," but in an interesting twist that set Twitter on fire, he edited and shaped footage on the fly using an app on his iPad. Though there were some technical problems in what was described as a "dress rehearsal attempt," our man on the ground Jeff Otto described it as a "pretty crazy presentation" that was "definitely original and entertaining."

First Look At Elle Fanning In Francis Ford Coppola's Indie Gothic Pic 'Twixt'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 19, 2011 2:19 AM
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Before we get started, we'll just say this: the decision by Francis Ford Coppola to shorten the title of his next film from "Twixt Now And Sunrise" to simply "Twixt" makes it sound like a chocolate bar. Please change it back dude. Okay, now that we got that out of the way, let's get to it.

Francis Ford Coppola Coming To Comic-Con With 'Twixt Now and Sunrise'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • June 30, 2011 9:55 AM
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Now Just Called, 'Twixt,' Also Sorry, 'Hunger Games' Won't Be ThereMarvel, Warner Bros., DreamWorks, Disney, The Weinstein Company and possibly other major studios may have bowed out of the Comic-Con game this year, so while that's sadface time for the fanboys, it's good news for anyone who wants to see something a little left of center. One already odd choice is Steven Soderbergh, who will be in attendance for the first time with Gina Carano for his action spy thriller, "Haywire." Now you can add a way bigger wtf: Francis Ford Coppola will be there, according to a press release.

Bruce Dern Says Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt Now And Sunrise' A Murder Mystery With Parts In Rhyme

  • By Simon Dang
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  • June 7, 2011 2:32 AM
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Despite production taking place late last year, thus far we've received only trickles of information about Francis Ford Coppola's reportedly gothic and Poe-inspired "Twixt Now And Sunrise," which stars Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Ben Chaplin and Elle Fanning among others.

Val Kilmer Talks His Mario Puzo-Like Role In 'Twixt Now And Sunrise'; Confirms 3D Sequences

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 7, 2011 3:33 AM
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Also Reveals He's Writing Film About Mark Twain & Mary Baker Eddy In Which He May Sing; Says Nic Cage Freakout Vid Is The Funniest Thing On YouTubeUp until now, details on Francis Ford Coppola's brewing "Twixt Now And Sunrise" have been very thin. Said to be compared to “the imagery of Hawthorne or Poe,” the film boasts an intriguing ensemble including Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin, Don Novello, David Paymer, Coppola favorite Alden Ehrenreich and Elle Fanning, who’ll play a ghost. In addition, electronic musician Dan Deacon is scoring the film adding another layer of intrigue to the mystery. But we now have a bit more info on the project thanks to Kilmer who recently spoke to Interview in a pretty fascinating read about a variety of topics including a film he's writing about Mark Twain and Mary Baker Eddy and the funniest video on YouTube. But first, let's get to 'Twixt.'

Francis Ford Coppola Has Something Up His Sleeve For 'Twixt Now And Sunrise'

  • By Simon Dang
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  • March 30, 2011 1:37 AM
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Plans To Present Film In A Way That Has 'Never Been Done Before'Just what does Francis Ford Coppola have installed for audiences with his upcoming film "Twixt Now And Sunrise"? Speaking with Empire, the legendary director has tantalized us with another little tidbit noting that "if I can present it the way I want to, it is something that's never been done before."

Dan Deacon Talks 'Twixt Now And Sunrise' Score; Film Being Prepped For Halloween Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 19, 2011 3:39 AM
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We are not sure the word “awesome” is enough to describe how excited we are about freaky experimental musician Dan Deacon scoring Francis Ford Coppola’s upcoming gothic thriller “Twixt Now and Sunrise.”

Awesome: Electronic Musician Dan Deacon Scoring Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt Now And Sunrise'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 12, 2011 8:46 AM
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Well, it's now a bonafide trend. With Daft Punk tuning up "Tron: Legacy," Basement Jaxx working on "Attack The Block" and now Dan Deacon scoring Francis Ford Coppola's "Twixt Now And Sunrise" it looks like electronic beatmakers are the new go-to musicians for ambitious soundtrack work. What's next? Girl Talk scoring a John Sayles film? (Actually, that would fucking rule).

Francis Ford Coppola's 'Twixt Now And Sunrise' To Feature A 3D Sequence?

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 6, 2011 4:02 AM
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This is interesting, though for anyone who has followed the career of Francis Ford Coppola, not particularly surprising. Granted, there aren't any direct quotes or confirmation on this one so leave it as a bit speculation for now, but the intro to an interview the director did with 99% (via Bleeding Cool) we're given this little nugget about his upcoming film "Twixt Now And Sunrise": "The film even features the latest 3-D technology – but as a brief dramatic segment that serves the story, rather than the typical two-hour, multiplex gimmick."

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