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Trevor Hogg profiles the career of legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola in the third of a five-part feature... read parts one and two.
“The success of The Godfather  went to my head like a rush of perfume. I thought I couldn’t do anything wrong,” admitted Oscar-winning director Francis Ford Coppola who decided to produce a $23 million romantic fantasy. “One from the Heart  suffered from the perception of me as some wild, egomaniac Donald Trump type of guy, and once they think about you that way, it’s just so many months before you’re brought down.” A middle class couple (Frederic Forrest and Teri Garr) split up and head off to Las Vegas where they encounter fanciful lovers. “I wanted to take a fable-like story and treat it almost the way [Walt] Disney would approach a story in his animated films,” explained the filmmaker. “If we had made the movie in Las Vegas, »
Much of the world became acquainted with Matthew Broderick through his iconic role as Ferris Bueller. Robin Williams was, of course, the alien Mork. And America recognized Jean Stapleton as All In The Family‘s Edith Bunker. But I was a child of the ’80s. I’d been born too late to watch Mork and Edith on primetime TV, and Ferris Bueller was definitely taboo for a preschooler. Instead, I was introduced to Broderick, Williams, Stapleton and a slew of other Hollywood A-Listers through a different outlet: Shelley Duvall’s Faerie Tale Theatre. »
2 items from 2010
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