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The step by step companion guide to the work of Francis Ford Coppola. Francis Ford Coppola has made masterpieces and confounded viewers in equal part in his long career. From his expansive Godfather trilogy and Apocolypse Now to the art-house teen dream of Rumble Fish and the Gothic grandeur of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Coppola's films have become pop culture touchstones. Some of the world's biggest movie stars - among them Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise, Gary Oldman and Matt Damon - have starred in Coppola movies, while, as a producer Coppola has presented some of the most engrossing films of the modern era, such as American Graffiti, Koyaanisqatsi and Kagemusha. Throughout his career Coppola has demonstrated an unerring belief in the power of digital technology to expand the potential of moviemaking and, with Magalopois finally becoming a reality, he has reasserted his position as a Hollywood genious. Coppola takes each of his directorial projects in chronological order and discusses then in accessible sections, making it the indispensable guide to the films of Francis Ford Coppola.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 28mm | 421.85g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8pp colour photographs
  • 0753508664
  • 9780753508664

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'I did everything I decided to do and I tried to do everything I had a notion of doing and I never said "better not try"' The step by step companion guide to the work of Francis Ford Coppola. Francis Ford Coppola has made masterpieces and confounded viewers in equal part in his long career. From his expansive Godfather trilogy and Apocolypse Now to the art-house teen dream of Rumble Fish and the Gothic grandeur of Bram Stoker's Dracula, Coppola's films have become pop culture touchstones. Some of the world's biggest movie stars - among them Marlon Brando, Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise, Gary Oldman and Matt Damon - have starred in Coppola movies, while, as a producer Coppola has presented some of the most engrossing films of the modern era, such as American Graffiti, Koyaanisqatsi and Kagemusha. Throughout his career Coppola has demonstrated an unerring belief in the power of digital technology to expand the potential of moviemaking and, with Magalopois finally becoming a reality, he has reasserted his position as a Hollywood genious. Coppola takes each of his directorial projects in chronological order and discusses then in accessible sections, making it the indispensable guide to the films of Francis Ford Coppola.show more

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