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'Easy Riders, Raging Bulls' Author Peter Biskind Looks Back at the New Hollywood

Excess – fueled by fame, fortune and self-serving, often-destructive behavior -- often goes hand in hand with success, especially in the movie biz. Few film history books proved that as well as “Easy Rider, Raging Bulls: How the Sex-Drugs-and-Rock ‘n’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood."
  • By Susan Wloszczyna
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  • July 18, 2014 1:34 PM
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Coppola Joins Fincher, Rogen and More for PGA's 2014 Produced By Conference

The sixth annual Produced By Conference, put on by the Producers Guild of America, is nailing down its prestigious guest list of speakers. Oscar winner Francis Ford Coppola has been added to the roster.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 28, 2014 3:50 PM
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Trailers from Hell: Ti West on Coppola's Savvy and Rueful 1986 Comedy 'Peggy Sue Got Married'

Deja Vu All Over Again! concludes at Trailers from Hell, with director Ti West on Francis Ford Coppola's "Peggy Sue Got Married," a bittersweet wish-fulfillment fantasy starring Kathleen Turner.
  • By Trailers From Hell
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  • January 10, 2014 2:05 PM
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Weekend Recap: Director Interviews with Stone and Coppola, January Releases, and More Best of 2012

  • By Maggie Lange
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  • December 31, 2012 1:08 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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