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Coppola Talks “Twixt,” Success, Failure & The Future of Film

Francis Ford Coppola’s “Twixt," the third in a series of low-budget “personal” films he’s written, produced, and directed since the turn of the century has toured the film festival circuit – from Toronto in 2011 to San Francisco in 2012 – and was released in France in April, but a broad release remains elusive...
  • By Meredith Brody
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  • August 14, 2012 12:58 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Adam Rifkin on Coppola's 'Rumble Fish'

"Francis Ford Coppola Week" continues at Trailers from Hell, today with screenwriter Adam Rifkin introducing 1983's dreamy black-and-white "Rumble Fish"...
  • By Trailers From Hell
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  • June 20, 2012 3:35 PM
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Akira Kurosawa and Francis Ford Coppola Whiskey Ads [Video]

IIn the 80s, Akira Kurosawa and Francis Ford Coppola made and starred in a series of whiskey advertisements for Suntory Whiskey, posted below. Not only does the ad include footage of Kurosawa directing a herd of horses and extras while filming "Kagemusha," but we can see the directors guzzling whiskey and not pretending to find it delicious.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • June 6, 2012 3:36 PM
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The Long Gestation of Cannes-Bound 'On the Road,' From Coppola to Salles

After 44 years, possibly the longest gestation period in cinema history, the film version of Jack Kerouac’s classic Beat novel "On the Road" is finally hitting the big screen. Francis Ford Coppola, then a rising director-screenwriter still in his 20s, bought the film rights to it back in 1968...
  • By David Gritten
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  • March 5, 2012 3:03 PM
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