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Francis Ford Coppola’s Handwritten Casting Notes for The Godfather

This is the hand written list of possible casting choices for Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece The Godfather. Laurence Olivier as Vito Corleone? Dustin Hoffman as Michael? Those are two of the intriguing options director Francis Ford Coppola was apparently mulling over when he jotted down these notes while preparing to make his classic 1972 film The Godfather. Read MoreRead More

How to Transition from Showbiz to Wine Making

Dan Hernandez discusses celebrity winemakers, including Coppola, Depardieu, Sam Neill and Fergie. Yes, that Fergie. Francis Ford Coppola’s filmography is littered with small moments like this, from the restored French dinner in Apocalypse Now Redux, to a brief exchange in The Conversation where Gene Hackman shares his birthday Chianti with Terri Garr, to almost the entirety of the Read MoreRead More

Francis Ford Coppola: There Should Only Be One ‘Godfather’

Francis Ford Coppola tells MTV News he doesn’t believe in sequels. MTV: Does Paramount ever come calling asking you about a “Godfather” sequel? Coppola: No, I think people have realized that “The Godfather” was never sequel material. I’ve always maintained there should have been one “Godfather,” though I’m proud of the second one, and I Read MoreRead More

Heart of Coppola

This video, created by Brian Carroll, is a mix of Orson Welles’ reading of Heart of Darkness, Apocalypse Now (Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness) and the documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (shot by Francis’ wife Eleanor Coppola). Joseph Conrad’s story is about a boat captain named Marlow Read MoreRead More

Great Advice for Filmmakers from Legendary Directors

These are names you’ve heard of – accomplished directors and filmmakers offering bits of advice for the filmmakers following in their footsteps. View Playlist on YouTubeRead More

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