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Paris — Francis Ford Coppola is set to receive the Bronze Horse for lifetime achievement at the Stockholm International Film Festival in November.
“In my lifetime, I’ve never had the pleasure to visit Sweden and its capital Stockholm, which I’ve always wanted [to do],” Coppola said. The Stockholm International Film Festival runs from Nov. 9 to 20.
“When the Stockholm International Film Festival was founded 27 years ago, we made a list of directors we would love to host. The first name on it was Francis Ford Coppola. To welcome the godfather of cinema to Stockholm is a dream coming true,” said Git Scheynius, the festival director.
Coppola’s films “encapsulate their own era with perfect authenticity, yet remain equally relevant today. From Don Corleone’s epic and corrupt family enterprise, through the dangers of »
- Elsa Keslassy
On this day in history as it relates to the movies...
1819 The bicycle is patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr. which could be why June has lots of bicycle holidays like "bike to work week" and such. There's even a Bicycle Film Festival happening in NYC this very weekend.
1904 Peter Lorre is born
1922 Underappeciated film star Eleanor Parker is born. Her two best known classics are Caged (1950, her first nomination in one of the all time best Best Actress years) and The Sound of Music (1965, snubbed in supporting actress). Also born on this day is two-time Oscar recipient Dick Smith, an indisputable giant in movie makeup. Among his classics: The Godfather, The Exorcist, Amadeus, and Taxi Driver
- NATHANIEL R
Drug addicts! Who in 1970 really knew what life was like for them? Jerry Schatzberg, Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne's story of hell on the streets of NYC provided a stunning debut for Al Pacino -- and should have done the same for Kitty Winn. It sounds too tough to watch, but it's riveting. The Panic in Needle Park Blu-ray Twilight Time Limited Edition 1971 / Color / 1:85 widescreen / 109 min. / Ship Date June 14, 2016 / available through Twilight Time Movies / 29.95 Starring Al Pacino, Kitty Winn, Alan Vint, Richard Bright, Marcia Jean Kurtz, Raul Julia, Joe Santos, Paul Sorvino Cinematography Adam Holender Film Editor Evan Lottman Original Music Ned Rorem Written by Joan Didion, John Gregory Dunne from the novel by James Mills. Produced by Dominique Dunne, Roger M. Rothstein Directed by Jerry Schatzberg
Reviewed by Glenn Erickson
We all know how the 1970s upheaval in Hollywood brought new talent to film -- actors, »
- Glenn Erickson
The star of The Godfather trilogy, as well as a host of famed musicians, will be awarded with the prestigious lifetime achievement honor in December
This year’s Kennedy Center honorees, the prize that awards artists for influencing American culture through their lifetimes, have been announced.
The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts revealed on Thursday that Godfather actor Al Pacino, Argentinian pianist Martha Argerich, blues singer Mavis Staples, singer/songwriter James Taylor and rock band the Eagles will be the recipients of the 2016 Kennedy Center Honors, which will be broadcast on CBS in the Us on 27 December.
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- Nigel M Smith
Meryl Streep knows a thing or two about long-term success, and her marriage is no exception. She and sculptor Don Gummer have been married since 1978, and he's been by her side at a number of industry events and award shows in the years since. Meryl may have been mentioned more than God in Oscars acceptance speeches over the last decade, but at the 2012 Academy Awards, it was her husband who received a sweet shout-out. When Meryl won best actress for The Iron Lady, she said, "First I'm going to thank Don because when you thank your husband at the end of the speech they play him out with the music, and I want him to know that everything I value most in our lives you've given me." The pair first met after her partner John Cazale - of The Godfather and The Deer Hunter - died of bone cancer. She »
- Laura Marie Meyers
A look back at the stars of movies, TV, media and music we lost this year as notable deaths Glenn Frey, the singer, guitarist and founding member of The Eagles, died on January 18 at 67. The musician and co-writer of hits like “Hotel California” and “Take It Easy” had been struggling with intestinal issues. Abe Vigoda, star of “The Godfather” and “Barney Miller,” died on January 26 at 94. Vigoda earned three Emmy nominations for his performance as a police detective in “Barney Miller” and became famous beyond the screen for numerous false reports of his death. Vigoda kept taking »
- Jeremy Fuster
We here at Cineplex would like to wish all you fathers out there a very Happy Father’s Day on Sunday!
What better way to celebrate the holiday and spend time with your kids, then to watch a movie or two with them at home this weekend? In case you're having trouble choosing from the many, many titles in the Cineplex Store, we've carefully chosen our top five dad-themed movies for your enjoyment this weekend:
Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece The Godfather is all about father and son dynamics. This classic which won best picture at the Oscars, stars Marlon Brando, who plays the powerful yet aging Godfather who ends up passing down his mafia dynasty to his reluctant son, Michael Corleone, played by Al Pacino. The all-star ensemble cast in this is incredible to watch including: Diane Keaton, James Caan and Robert Duvall. This is a movie you can’t refuse! »
- Scott Goodyer
Paramount Pictures are reviving The Saint, the espionage thriller that was a huge hit on television in the 1960s with Roger Moore playing the title character (aka Simon Templar), followed by Ian Ogilvy in the 1970s. The show was adapted into a feature film with Val Kilmer in the lead in 1997.
Deadline reports that Paramount have acquired the rights to the book on which the series was based and Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Transformers) and Robert Evans (The Godfather) are set to produce a new movie.
Based on the original series of books that ran from 1928 to 1963 from Leslie Charteris, The Saint is the story of Simon Templar a smart, quick-witted man who went after the scourge of the Earth — corrupt politicians, war profiteers, drug runners to benefit his country and the greater good.
It is very early stages on the potential new series, which may morph into a new series of movies for the studio, »
- Paul Heath
“The Saint” is based on Leslie Charteris’ book series, which follow the debonair Simon Templar character first introduced in the 1928 novel “Meet the Tiger,” followed by “Enter the Saint” in 1930. Templar stole from corrupt politicians and warmongers, leaving a calling card of a stick figure with a halo.
George Sanders starred in half a dozen films as “The Saint” in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Prior to his days portraying James Bond, Moore starred in a popular long-running British TV series during the 1960s.
The 1997 movie starred Kilmer and Elisabeth Shue, and was »
- Dave McNary
Francis Ford Coppola’s unimpeachable 1970s run is like no other, and it’s responsible for the filmmaker being one of six people in the world who have won two Palme d’Ors and a host of Oscars (he’s won five and was bestowed the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award in 2011; the three ‘Godfather’ films alone make […]
- Edward Davis
At this year’s TCM Classic Film Festival, Francis Ford Coppola sat down with host Ben Mankiewicz for an extensive discussion about the director’s film from the ’70s, during which time he helmed four now-canonical works of American cinema: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, Apocalypse Now, and The Conversation. Primarily centered around the lattermost as it was screening that evening, The Q&A With Jeff Goldsmith has now shared the talk in full.
Though the success of these films guaranteed Coppola a comfortable place among the Hollywood greats (before the interview, Coppola was honored by having his handprint and footprint literally cemented outside the Tcl Chinese Theatre), his anecdotes indicated that making these films was anything but comfortable. One humorous story revealed that Paramount executives disapproved of Al Pacino and Marlon Brando during filming of the original Godfather, an opinion unimaginable to most film viewers today. Another divulged »
- The Film Stage
Since it’s Memorial Day, this seems like a good time to dissect the remake of the film about a (super) man who represents “truth, justice and the American way.” This week, Cinelinx looks at Man of Steel.
He may not be quite as popular as Batman anymore, but there is no comic book superhero is who is more iconic and influential than Superman. He is one of the most well-known fictional characters world-wide (along with Sherlock Holmes, Tarzan and Dracula). Just as the introduction of the man of steel in 1938 began the super hero genre in comics, the debut of Superman: The Movie (1978) in theaters initiated the cinematic super hero genre. It spawned 4 sequels (counting Superman Returns) and a spin-off (Supergirl). Years later, after numerous Marvel films had pulled in big wads of box office cash, Warner Brothers joined forced with Legendary Pictures to re-film the story of the last son of Krypton. »
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In a 2005 episode of “Entourage” a super-agent played by Malcolm McDowell tells Jeremy Piven’s Ari Gold that his eight-year-old daughter knew that Johnny Depp was going to be a star when she watched “Platoon.”
“You showed her ‘Platoon’ when she was eight years old?” the hyper-caffinated Gold asks incredulously.
The joke may be about bad parenting, but the reality is that Depp was marked for stardom by Hollywood almost from the time he first turned heads in the Vietnam drama. After a brief detour into teen heartthrob-dom with the TV show “21 Jump Street,” Depp began justifying that initial enthusiasm, amassing well received turns in the likes of “Ed Wood” and “Edward Scissorhands.”
The movie industry was so convinced that the actor possessed that rare alchemy of talent and charisma that marks a true star, that it stuck by Depp for over a decade until he found his box office footing. »
- Brent Lang
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The most important unpublished work on one of the greatest films of all time, The Godfather, written before filming, by the man who wrote and directed it—Francis Ford Coppola, then only thirty-two years old—reveals the intense creative process that went into creating this seminal film. With meticulous notes and impressions of Mario Puzo’s novel, the Notebook was referred to by Coppola daily on set while he directed the movie. The Godfather Notebook »
- The Film Stage
The Godfather Notebook will detail Coppola's creative process and feature his personal annotations and directions written on the pages of Mario Puzo's original Godfather novel (scans are available to preview on the Regan Arts website). The book will also boast casting notes, never-before-published photos and a new introduction by Coppola.
"This notebook was my private work reference to The Godfather film, and after many years, I'm excited »
Director Francis Ford Coppola is set to publish The Godfather Notebook, a reproduction of the working notebook he used during the making of the Oscar-winning 1972 film, publisher Regan Arts announced. The 720-page book features Coppola's handwritten notes on the production and his thoughts on the book, offering an unprecedented look into the creative process of one of the greatest filmmakers of the late 20th century. (See video below of Coppola showing off the original three-ring binder notebook). The book is illustrated with rare and never-before-seen photos of the making of the movie and Coppola has
- Andy Lewis
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- Gary Collinson
'The Beast with a Million Eyes': Hardly truth in advertising as there's no million-eyed beast in Roger Corman's micro-budget sci-fi thriller. 'The Beast with a Million Eyes': Alien invasion movie predates Alfred Hitchcock classic Despite the confusing voice-over introduction, David Kramarsky's The Beast with a Million Eyes a.k.a. The Beast with 1,000,000 Eyes is one of my favorite 1950s alien invasion films. Set in an ugly, desolate landscape – shot “for wide screen in terror-scope” in Indio and California's Coachella Valley – the screenplay by future novelist Tom Filer (who also played Jack Nicholson's sidekick in the 1966 Western Ride in the Whirlwind) focuses on a dysfunctional family whose members become the first victims of a strange force from another galaxy after a spaceship lands nearby emitting sound vibrations that turn domestic animals into aggressive killers. Killer cow First, the lady-of-the-house is pecked by a flock of chickens and, »
- Danny Fortune
Ahead of Canes, Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American rights to Kasra Farahani’s The Waiting, which had its World Premiere at this past March’s SXSW Film Festival. The thriller boasts quite the impressive cast that includes James Caan (The Godfather, Misery), Logan Miller (Scouts Guide to the Apocalypse) and Keir Gilchrist (It Follows). Trace caught the film at the Austin […] »
Well, another year spent in the company of classic cinema curated by the TCM Classic Film Festival has come and gone, leaving me with several great experiences watching favorite films and ones I’d never before seen, some already cherished memories, and the usual weary bag of bones for a body in the aftermath. (I usually come down with something when I decompress post-festival and get back to the working week, and this year has been no exception.) There have now been seven TCMFFs since its inaugural run in 2010. I’ve been lucky enough to attend them all, and this time around I saw more movies than I ever have before—18 features zipping from auditorium to queue and back to auditorium like a gerbil in a tube maze. In order to make sure I got in to see everything I wanted to see, I had to make sure I was »
- Dennis Cozzalio
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