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By 1982 Francis Ford Coppola had won five Academy Awards; at the same time he was over $20 million in debt following the disastrous failure of One from the Heart. This astute biography critically examines Coppolas singular vision and why it makes such paradoxes not only possible but prevalent in his long turbulent career. At the age of 32 Coppola became a superstar in Hollywood with The Godfather, which rapidly climbed to the top of the all-time box-office hits. Two years later he won the coveted Palme dOr at the Cannes festival for The Conversation. His savage epic of the Vietnam War, Apocalypse Now, established him as the most daring, brilliant filmmaker of his generation. This book not only goes behind the cameras to track the creative and financial turmoil involved in his productions, but offers perceptive analyses of his films, including all three parts of The Godfather and the visually stunning remake of Dracula. Based on three years of research and exclusive interviews with the subject, Coppola illuminates the directors rise to prominence, his personal tragedies, intermittent failures, and resurgent successes with telling insights into the shaping of his artistic sensibility. This is a spirited, penetrating study of a man whose films have a strange way of mirroring his own sometimes tempestuous life.

Book News Annotation:

The story of how the maker of the critically and financially successful films The Godfather, The Conversation, and Apocalypse Now could also go over $20 million into debt with the failure of One from the Heart. Research and interviews with Coppola look at the director's rise to prominence, the turmoil in his personal life, his intermittent failures, and resurgent successes.
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Synopsis:

By 1982 Francis Ford Coppola had won five Academy Awards; at the same time he was over $20 million in debt following the disastrous failure of One from the Heart. This astute biography critically exam

Synopsis:

No director expresses the drive and invention of the new American cinema as brilliantly as Francis Ford Coppola. After three years of research--including exhaustive interviews with Coppola, his friends and his colleagues, Cowie provides a definitive view of the most visionary and charismatic filmmaker of Coppola's generation. Two 8-page photograph inserts.

About the Author

Peter Cowie is founding editor of the annual International Film Guide and author of The Cinema of Orson Welles (available from Da Capo Press/Perseus Books Group) and Ingmar Bergman: A Critical Biography. He is now senior international advisor to the publication and lives in London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306805981
Author:
Cowie, Peter
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - Movie Directors
Subject:
Film - Direction & Production
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors
Subject:
Coppola, Francis Ford
Subject:
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Film - History & Criticism
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Subject:
Film - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 25-015
Publication Date:
19940931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.38 in 16.2 oz

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By 1982 Francis Ford Coppola had won five Academy Awards; at the same time he was over $20 million in debt following the disastrous failure of One from the Heart. This astute biography critically exam
"Synopsis" by , No director expresses the drive and invention of the new American cinema as brilliantly as Francis Ford Coppola. After three years of research--including exhaustive interviews with Coppola, his friends and his colleagues, Cowie provides a definitive view of the most visionary and charismatic filmmaker of Coppola's generation. Two 8-page photograph inserts.
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