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Marlon Brando’s Acting Style Was Ahead of Its Time

In the 1970s, Marlon Brando was unforgettable as “The Godfather” and shocked filmgoers with his powerful performance in “Last Tango in Paris.” The two-time Oscar winner, who would have turned 97 on April 3, made the role of Colonel Kurtz his own in “Apocalypse Now” and negotiated a stunning payday to play Superman’s father Jor-el.But […]

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‘Cotton Club Encore’: How Fear Destroyed Francis Ford Coppola’s Original Artistic Vision

In the early 1980s, Francis Ford Coppola was one of the biggest names in filmmaking. After box office and awards success with two “Godfather” films, he had also gone to hell and back making “Apocalypse Now,” betting his vineyard and personal fortune on the biggest arthouse war movie ever made, and somehow ended up winning […]

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Francis Ford Coppola Explains Why ‘Apocalypse Now’ Has Been Re-Released So Many Times & Why ‘Final Cut’ Is Better Than ‘Redux’

Francis Ford Coppola isn’t above tinkering with his greatest works. Much like filmmakers such as Ridley Scott, Coppola will go back to the editing bay if it means turning in a version of a film that he feels is better than the original. And that is perfectly illustrated with his 1979 film, “Apocalypse Now,” which […]

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Francis Ford Coppola on How ‘Apocalypse Now’ Was Deemed a Failure — and Nearly Inventing Smartphones

Francis Ford Coppola recently worked cinephiles into a frenzy by saying that, after an eight-year absence from filmmaking, he’d finally begun work on long-planned passion project “Megalopolis,” a film that’s always been dogged by funding issues. That followed his unspooling of “Apocalypse Now: Final Cut” at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, which cut certain […]

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‘Megalopolis’: Francis Ford Coppola Confirms Jude Law & Shia Labeouf Approached For Roles

Despite being a man that just hit the age of 80, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola is only now making the film that he feels is his dream project. After various awards and the adoration of film fans around the world, thanks to classics like “The Godfather” series, “Apocalypse Now,” “The Cotton Club,” “Patton,” and “The […]

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29 Features, Shorts, Vr Pieces, Talks and Immersive Theater Works to Check Out at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival

Tonight’s opening night is Roger Ross Williams’s HBO doc, The Apollo, the centerpiece is a “final cut” screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (in glistening new visual and audio tech) and the closing night is a new Beatles-themed, alternate universe pic by Danny Boyle — the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival is here. As evidenced […]

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Cinematographers List the 100 Best Shot Films of the 20th Century

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the American Society of Cinematographers has released a list of the 100 best shot films of the 20th century – the first list of its kind “to showcase the best of cinematography as selected by professional cinematographers.” See where films like Blade Runner, Apocalypse Now, Citizen Kane, and Lawrence of […]

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Richard Marks, ‘Apocalypse Now,’ ‘Terms of Endearment’ Editor, Dies at 75

Richard Marks, an Oscar-nominated film editor for “Apocalypse Now,” best picture winner “Terms of Endearment,” “Broadcast News,” and “As Good as It Gets,” died unexpectedly on Dec. 31 in New York City, his widow, film editor Barbara Marks, confirmed to Variety. He was 75.His other editing credits include “The Godfather: Part II,” “You’ve Got Mail,” […]

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