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Francis Ford Coppola

Their Eyes Were Watching You

Fandor | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
Fandor

More than a century ago, people across the world passed in front of the Lumières' camera. Some stared, trying to divine its purpose. Others tried to avoid the contraption, preferring to slip out of view.

Jurassic World... Frightening Fun

Carole Mallory | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Chris Pratt will make you want to hug him instead of your neighbor during the many guaranteed-to-grab moments in Jurassic World. IMAX has never looked so good and been so powerful.

Great Conversations: Patrick Swayze

Alex Simon | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Goodbye, Patrick. Thank you for always staying down to Earth, even when Hollywood tried to cast you out among the stars.

Great Conversations: Dennis Hopper

Alex Simon | Posted 06.02.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

What I saw instead was a man who seemed to be at peace with himself and his life, who loved his children, art, film and new ideas. Sometimes when you have seen life at its ugliest, as Hopper surely had, you're able to come out the other side and drink in its beauty. I hope this was true.

SF International Film Festival Geres Up With Cinematic Awards

Jennifer Raiser | Posted 05.14.2015 | San Francisco
Jennifer Raiser

Each year, the San Francisco International Film Festival turns the city into Hollywood North, screening 150 indie and big-budget films, heralding 150 big-name and up-and coming actors, directors, and producers, and rolling out the red carpet for interviews and events.

Great Conversations: Nicolas Cage

Alex Simon | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Nicolas Cage is that rare movie star who not only never seemed to care if he was cool, but was one of the few that seemed to run from it, embracing his inner nerd and quirky weirdness wholeheartedly.

Composting With Coppola at Blancaneaux Lodge, Belize

Rebecca Louie | Posted 06.22.2015 | Green
Rebecca Louie

With such bounty, keeping the soil healthy is key. How does the Blancaneaux team do it? Compost, compost, compost! During a private garden tour, I learned about the resort's super soil practices, large-scale compost strategy, and gardening techniques.

Great Movie Characters: Tom Hagen in The Godfather

Alex Simon | Posted 06.15.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Few characters in film history have displayed the cunning, charm and utter moral ambiguity as that of Tom Hagen, the Corleone family lawyer in Francis Coppola's first two Godfather films.

Jerry Brown Perks Up On Presidential Politics 35 Years After One of His Best and Most Disastrous Speeches

William Bradley | Posted 03.28.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

After winning a landslide re-election as governor of California by a whopping 20 points, the 41-year old Brown set out to take down the president he'd beaten in a string of late presidential primaries in 1976.

Retired Det. Sonny Grosso Will be Smiling on St. Patrick's Day to the Pipes and Drums

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.10.2015 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

On St. Paddy's Day, Sonny Grosso along with the Irish eyes of the late Det. Egan and his namesake Cardinal Edward Egan, who recently passed, will all be smiling down on New York.

Pre-Holiday Jerry Brown Preps for Term 4

William Bradley | Posted 12.21.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Governor Jerry Brown was resolute when I raised the latest disappointing round of UN climate negotiations in Lima, Peru with him. "California will lead the way," he declared. "Have no doubt."

Interstellar: Imperfect Epic Addresses Big Questions About the Future, Time, Human Nature, and Space Exploration

William Bradley | Posted 11.18.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Christopher Nolan's first film since the massive success of his Dark Knight Trilogy is a big movie about the future with with big ambitions, big themes, big images, and big questions about human nature, time, and president-day attitudes and policies. Or lack of same.

Remembering Patrick Swayze

Alex Simon | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

A friend mentioned that September 14 marked five years since actor/dancer Patrick Swayze died, after a very public battle with cancer. After logging over 500 interviews during a fifteen year period, I can say without reservation that Patrick Swayze was the nicest person I ever sat down with.

Telluride Film Festival: Movies Large and Small

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts
Corinna Clendenen

The Telluride Film Festival offers a great span of cinema, from premiering Oscar contenders to silent-era black-and-white gems to small budget independents that will never play widely but may earn an enduring cult audience.

Little Italy's San Gennaro Feast, More Tales From The Godfather by Det. Sonny Grosso, and an 'Offer He Can't Refuse!'

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 11.03.2014 | New York
Ashley Jude Collie

Grosso, who received the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor award in 1997 alongside former president Bill Clinton, recalls what his own immigrant family used to tell him as a kid.

Sophia Loren Brings the Stars out in Napa Valley

Mary Orlin | Posted 09.20.2014 | Celebrity
Mary Orlin

I've been to my fair share of special nights in wine country, but this evening tops them all. I got to shake hands with Sophia Loren.

Brando v. Coppola: Debunking the Myth of Apocalypse Now

Susan L. Mizruchi | Posted 09.14.2014 | Entertainment
Susan L. Mizruchi

Marlon Brando died on July 1, 2004. Now in the aftermath of the tenth anniversary of his death, it is time to acknowledge what has been overlooked: that our foremost American actor had a mind.

The Unfortunate Way Rob Lowe Found Out He Was Cut From His First Movie

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 06.27.2014 | Entertainment

In a recent visit to HuffPost Live, Rob Lowe recalled to host Ricky Camilleri the first time he saw "The Outsiders." The film was first shot as a dir...

The Godfather Speaks: Francis Ford Coppola

Patricia Rust | Posted 08.24.2014 | Entertainment
Patricia Rust

Everyone has someone that they would kill to meet and listen to, and the producers at the sixth Produced By Conference at Warner Bros. got to have their wishes more than fulfilled with writer, director, producer Francis Ford Coppola.

A Chat With Roger Corman: 60 Years of Filmmaking and Still Going Strong

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.09.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

With credits dating back to 1954, Roger Corman has one of Hollywood's longest running careers, and every step of the way has fearlessly pioneered ideas in filmmaking, through all of new media's many definitions over the decades.

Francis Ford Coppola Creates His Vision of an Italian Palazzo

John Mariani | Posted 07.28.2014 | Travel
John Mariani

If you want to see how Coppola and his daughter, Sofia, think a modern gentiluomo should live, you have to drive through the gorgeous territory of Basilicata in southern Italy, along the Ionian coast, up to the hill town of Bernalda.

Mad Men To the Moon: Classic Series Returned To Form in 2014

William Bradley | Posted 07.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Why is an episode about victory named after one of the most famous defeats in world history? Is it because the crushing blow to Napoleon proved to be a smashing victory for the British Empire and its allies?

Roman Coppola: Directors Cut (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.02.2014 | Arts
Crane.tv

In a list of the worst things you could possibly wake up next to in the morning, a severed horse's head would probably feature highly.

See Francis Ford Coppola's Notes For Famous 'Godfather' Scene

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment

Previously pinged around online circles in 2011 and now unearthed again by Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun, comes this page of Mario Puzo's famed nove...

Christopher Rosen

Why Ben Affleck Told Chris Messina He Was 'F--king Nuts'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rosen | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment

Chris Messina is more than just Danny Castellano and that actor from all the movies (almost literally all of them). He's a director now, too: The 39-y...