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Re: Is Francis Ford Coppola dead?
« Reply #45 on: September 17, 2003, 10:08:28 PM »
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Was in the grocery store today, saw Coppola on the cover of October 2003's Cigar Aficionado.  There's an interview with him inside, though they're mostly asking him about The Godfather Trilogy, from what I read.  That is, from what I saw in my brief skim through it.  Still, thought some of you may be interested.

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Re: Is Francis Ford Coppola dead?
« Reply #46 on: October 15, 2003, 04:59:48 AM »
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I just finished watching The Godfather series back-to-back.

I've always found the films good but this time...they are truly amazing.

This 'masterpiece' word is thrown left to right but these films are true works of genius.

This has been said more than once, I know, but I got this urge to write about it now when I'm done.

Pacinos performance when his daughter dies at the end. Fucking magic movie acting.

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Re: Is Francis Ford Coppola dead?
« Reply #47 on: October 15, 2003, 06:24:46 AM »
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i went on a spree with his films, i watched the godfather, and then the conversation, then apocalypse now and finally jack.... :shock:
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Re: Is Francis Ford Coppola dead?
« Reply #48 on: October 15, 2003, 05:48:14 PM »
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He came here to Denver a couple nights ago and he is most surely alive.  He gave a nice speech, screened an early film of his that was taken out of cinemas really quickly (and for good reason; it was all style and no substance), but being he was very self aware, it made for a nice night.  Also, he said he's begun writing again, and talked about always trying to reach a place that he has to struggle to get to, so whatever he's cooking, I think it'll be a delicious meal.

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Re: Is Francis Ford Coppola dead?
« Reply #49 on: October 16, 2003, 06:21:05 PM »
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What early film? Sounds like it was One From the Heart. If so, it certainly wasn't early -- it was a decade after the Godfather.
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Re: Is Francis Ford Coppola dead?
« Reply #50 on: October 16, 2003, 07:20:04 PM »
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What early film? Sounds like it was One From the Heart. If so, it certainly wasn't early -- it was a decade after the Godfather.


Yes, One From The Heart.  Early as in -- comparitively speaking.

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Re: Is Francis Ford Coppola dead?
« Reply #51 on: October 16, 2003, 09:29:22 PM »
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Yeah, I suppose I consider anything post-Apocalypse Now late Coppola.
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Re: Is Francis Ford Coppola dead?
« Reply #52 on: October 17, 2003, 10:33:54 AM »
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What about Jack?
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Re: Is Francis Ford Coppola dead?
« Reply #53 on: October 17, 2003, 11:37:44 AM »
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Yes, everything after AN (except maybe Rumblefish) was jack!
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Re: Is Francis Ford Coppola dead?
« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2003, 12:30:51 PM »
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Yeah, I always hear this comments about filmmakers of the seventies losing it" like by their fourth film and the only one that seems true to me is the Coppola case...after Apocalypse he really kind of...you know...lost it...

Rumble Fish is great and I think Dracula was really cool too, but the rest, even if it's not crap, it's not on the Coppola level I would like to see...

I'm specially shocked when I see something like Cotton Club which is incredibly bad, or that episode from New York Stories...

However, Jack wasn't that bad, considering...and The Rainmaker was at least nice entertainment...

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Re: Is Francis Ford Coppola dead?
« Reply #55 on: October 17, 2003, 12:34:47 PM »
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I always considered Jack and Rainmaker to be his biggest falls from grace. And this is coming from a guy who liked Godfather 3.

Fuck I hope his next one is good...
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Re: Is Francis Ford Coppola dead?
« Reply #56 on: October 17, 2003, 12:38:48 PM »
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I don't count Godfather 3 as a post Apocalypse film...it's a different thing for me...I always think of the three Godfather films as a unit or something, I don't know...

Godfather 3 is his best film in the last 23 years...

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Re: Is Francis Ford Coppola dead?
« Reply #57 on: October 17, 2003, 12:58:53 PM »
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Godfather 3 is his best film in the last 23 years...

my vote is for dracula.
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Re: Is Francis Ford Coppola dead?
« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2003, 01:15:46 PM »
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Am I the only person who thinks "Tucker" is on the same level as his "Early Coppola" films? Maybe I'm the only one who has seen it.
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Re: Is Francis Ford Coppola dead?
« Reply #59 on: October 17, 2003, 01:26:30 PM »
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Dracula is next to The Godfather 3...

Someone told me about Coppola actually talking about AIDS in Dracula, which is interesting but I haven0t seen it since so I don't know...

Tucker is good, but not on that level...

 

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