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Remembering Patrick Swayze

Alex Simon | Posted 09.29.2014 | 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 09.04.2014 | 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 09.03.2014 | 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...

Andy Garcia Finds Love at Middleton

Alex Simon | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

At Middleton features Garcia as a slightly befuddled doctor who finds an unexpected love connection with another parent while accompanying their kids on a tour of a tony East Coast college.

Det. Sonny Grosso, Wise Guys and Tales From The Godfather

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.11.2014 | Arts
Ashley Jude Collie

Forty-two years ago, the Oscar-winning saga about a fictional crime family was released nationally. Sonny Grosso had been hired by The Godfather's director Francis Ford Coppola to also help with the real challenges of filming the mafia family saga in New York.

The Worst Generation(s)

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.26.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Even as Boomers wallowed in the glories that were the films of the 1970s, we took all the wrong lessons from them.

Jerry Brown for President: The Way We Were

William Bradley | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

At the least, Brown clearly wants to influence the politics of 2016, which prompts this discussion of his first three presidential campaigns, each of which was telling and intriguing in its own ways.

How This Real Life NYPD Detective Influenced Some of Today's Biggest TV Series

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 03.11.2014 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

From Nietzschean philosophizing cops (McConaughey) to a female Ranger, cop shows have come a long way from Dragnet's Jack Webb (1951-59) droning his catchphrase, "All we want are the facts, ma'am..."

The Doors App and Beyond: A Conversation with Elektra/Nonesuch Founder Jac Holzman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Photo courtesy Holzman Family Archive A Conversation with Jac Holzman Mike Ragogna: Jac, it's an honor to interview you. You and your label Elektra...

Seriously, What Is Francis Ford Coppola Doing?!

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 10.01.2013 | TV

What in the world is Francis Ford Coppola up to? Last week, we shared photos of Academy Award-winning writer-director Coppola on the set of CBS' da...

Maybe The Most Random Thing Ever

The Huffington Post | Maggie Furlong | Posted 09.24.2013 | TV

File this under The Most Random Thing Ever. HuffPost TV has learned exclusively that Academy Award-winning writer-director Francis Ford Coppola spe...

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Monday, Sept. 9

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.10.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Secrets and lies carried the day in most of the five films I saw Monday at the Toronto International Film Festival. But then, aren't the most interesting movies built around them? It's so obvious that Mike Leigh used the idea as the title of one of his finest efforts.

Blue Jasmine, and Sixteen Other Top Films About Losing Your Mind

John Farr | Posted 11.04.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

For the most part, I've avoided the psycho killer sub-genre as that would merit its own piece. Instead, I've focused on films that betray mental illness in somewhat subtler, but no less striking, ways.

Scarecrow: Extraordinary Cabernet From Napa's Oldest Vines

Richard Jennings | Posted 10.29.2013 | Taste
Richard Jennings

Fhere is one California Cabernet, based largely on very old vines, that has truly impressed me this year.

De Niro at 70

John Farr | Posted 10.14.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

This Saturday marks a milestone for perhaps the finest screen actor of our times. Robert De Niro is turning 70.