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One from the Heart (1981)

R  |   |  Romance  |  6 August 1982 (Sweden)
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Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship.... See full summary »

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Hank
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Ray
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Leila (as Nastassia Kinski)
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Maggie
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Moe
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Restaurant Owner (as Allen Goorwitz)
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Airline Ticket Agent
Italia Coppola ...
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Carmine Coppola ...
Couple in Elevator
Edward Blackoff ...
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James Dean ...
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Understudy (as Rebecca de Mornay)
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Hank and Frannie don't seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright as they may seem, they are but a stage of lights and colours. Will true love prevail over a seemingly glamorous passion? Welcome to Coppola's Broadway-like romantic musical. Written by umyde

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From the director of The Godfather I & II and Apocalypse Now... a unique vision of love. See more »

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6 August 1982 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Golpe al corazón  »

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Budget:

$27,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$900,000 (USA)
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Only one of the film's characters actually sing in this movie musical (Nastassia Kinski who played Leila sings "Little Boy Blue"). All others songs and music come from the soundtrack and score. See more »

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The ceiling of the sound stage is visible in long shots of the Las Vegas strip. See more »

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Leila: If you wanna get rid of a circus girl, all you've gotta do is close your eyes.
Hank: Yeah? Then what, circus girl?
Leila: She disappears. Like spit on a griddle.
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Broken Bicycles
Written by Tom Waits
Performed by Tom Waits (vocals), Pete Jolly (piano) & Greg Cohen (bass)
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Amazing accomplishment.
29 November 1998 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

One of the most amazing accomplishments of a master filmmaker, Coppola built Las Vegas on a soundstage to achieve a deliberate level of artificiality. The story is "boy and girl fight, have flings and get back together"...a simple schematic to hang the visuals on.

One has to pay attention to the songs by Tom Waits; half the plot is told by the lyrics. In addition to Frederic Forrest as the male lead "Hank" and Teri Garr as "Franny", Harry Dean Stantion as Hank's friend and Lanie Kazan as Franny's, and Raul Julia and Nastassja Kinski, Tom Waits and Crystal Gayle are a "greek chorus", commenting on the action and the inner thoughts of Hank and Franny.

Coppola used a number of knock-out "in camera" effects, including scrims and half-silvered mirrors. Also, he worked closely with Sony to develop "Electronic Cinema" - this may be the first electronically edited film. He was roundly criticized for this at the time, but of course now virtually every film is electronically edited.

This film was shot in 4:3, with prime lenses for amazing depth of field. It is optimally seen on a large projection screen.

"One From The Heart" is one of my favorite films. It's not a conventional film, nor was it intended to be.


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