Francis Ford Coppola

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‘Tom Cruise was an intense kid’: How Francis Ford Coppola made The Outsiders
‘I was famous for casting unknown actors. I had Nicolas Cage, Robert Downey Jr and Matt Dillon in a circle watching each other try for parts’

Interviews by Phil Hoad

01, Nov, 2021 @12:44 PM

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The Outsiders review – Coppola’s Brat Pack melodrama carries you away
Patrick Swayze and Rob Lowe star in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1983 movie that comes crashing back on screen

Peter Bradshaw

14, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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The 30 best mobster movies – ranked!
Ahead of the Sopranos prequel The Many Saints of Newark hitting cinemas, here are 30 organised crime flicks you must see before you sleep with the fishes

Anne Billson

09, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Megalopolis: can Francis Ford Coppola’s $100m gamble pay off?
The auteur’s long-planned passion project is finally edging toward production, an audacious gambit that he plans to mostly fund himself

Oliver Macnaughton

03, Sep, 2021 @6:04 AM

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The secret to being Tom Cruise? Three days of chocolate cake
Little by little, the way for everyday mortals to become more like the world’s most extraordinary movie star becomes clearer. And this latest stage may be easier than expected

Stuart Heritage

20, Apr, 2021 @11:16 AM

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Francis Ford Coppola: ‘Life is a great screenwriter’
The film director, 81, on beauty in the eye of the audience, finishing with The Godfather and the family of humanity

James McMahon

05, Dec, 2020 @2:00 PM

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The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone review – Coppola edits the past
The director tweaks the little-loved final part of his Godfather trilogy as Michael tries to break into legitimate business

Peter Bradshaw

01, Dec, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Alex Cox's dream festival: Coppola, Fellini, Herzog and the 1972 gang
The director fills Liverpool’s picture houses with screenings of 25 great films from a golden age of cinema – from The Godfather to Aguirre, the Wrath of God

Alex Cox

09, Jul, 2020 @3:20 PM

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From Platoon to Winter Soldier: 10 of the best Vietnam war films
As Spike Lee releases new war drama Da 5 Bloods, we look back at the ways cinema has represented the 20-year conflict

Andrew Pulver

05, Jun, 2020 @8:00 AM

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'I barely breathed': Tilda Swinton, Emma Thompson, Steve McQueen and more on their most memorable moments at the movies
From transformative nights in the grubbiest of fleapits to spellbinding screenings under the stars, film-makers and critics recall the communal thrill of going to the cinema

15, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Together in the dark: what we miss about going to the movies
Cinemas are closed, but the silver screen’s primal magic lingers – and streaming is no substitute. From close-ups to communal screams, Oscar-winning editor Walter Murch explains why cinema needs a crowd

Walter Murch

15, May, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Robert Evans: eloquent and passionate midwife to the Hollywood new wave | Peter Bradshaw
The capricious, imperious film figure, who has died aged 89, was a mentor and enabler to directors such as Francis Ford Coppola

Peter Bradshaw

28, Oct, 2019 @5:28 PM

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