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"Time is the lens through which dreams are captured."
— Francis Ford Coppola

"This new career of mine [is] the one I always wanted from the beginning, to be
an independent filmmaker, writing stories and making personal films."
— Francis Ford Coppola (in 2009)


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Francis Ford Coppola entry at Wikipedia
Francis Ford Coppola credits [since 1960] at Internet Movie Database
browse Francis Coppola on DVD at Amazon

Magic Lantern's "Apocalypse Now" 1979 Movie Page
Magic Lantern's 'The Godfather Saga' Page


co-won Oscar for Best Script Adaptation for "Patton" [1970]  co-won Oscar for Best Script Adaptation for "The Godfather" [1972]    
won Oscar for Best Picture for "The Godfather: Part II" [1974]  won Oscar for Best Director for "The Godfather: Part II" [1974]  won Oscar for Best Script Adaptation for "The Godfather: Part II" [1974]    
Francis Ford Coppola won
a shared Oscar for Best Script Adaptation for "Patton" [1970]
a shared Oscar for Best Script Adaptation for "The Godfather" [1972]
three Oscars for "The Godfather: Part II" [1974]
(Best Picture, Best Director & Best Script Adaptation)
— out of 14 Oscar nominations [1971-1991]

He also has received
three awards at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, 1969 & 1984 (two)
W.G.A. Award for Best Original Script, 1971
two W.G.A. Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay, 1973 & 1975
two D.G.A. Awards, 1973 & 1975
National Board of Review Award for Best Director, 1974
four awards at the Cannes Film Festival, 1974 (two) & 1979 (two)
B.A.F.T.A. Award for Best Direction, 1980 and 3 other B.A.F.T.A. noms, 1975 & 1980
two David di Donatello Awards, 1980 & 1981 {shared)
Berlinale Camera Award at the Berlin International Film Festival, 1991
Career Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, 1992
two Fotogramas de Plata Awards for Best Foreign Film, 1992 & 1994
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Saturn Award for Best Director, 1993
National Board of Review Billy Wilder Award, 1997
Directors Guild of America Lifetime Achievement Award, 1998
American Society of Cinematographers Board of Governors Award, 1998
Special 50th Anniversary Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, 2002
Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute in 2002
Denver International Film Festival Lifetime Achievement Award, 2003



Movies  of  Francis Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola credits [1960-2010] at Internet Movie Database
browse Francis Coppola on DVD at Amazon

Magic Lantern's 'Godfather Saga' Page
Magic Lantern's "Apocalypse Now" 1979 Movie Page

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"The Young Racers" (1963) (second unit director)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057706/

"Dementia 13" [A.I.P. 1963] /tt0056983/
Co-produced by Roger Corman; Coppola's debut as director;
the movie was filmed in 2-D b&w, with post-release colorized & 3-D versions
http://www.amazon.com/Dementia-2-D-3-D-Versions-Included/dp/B00008UAM6/

"The Wild Racers" (1968) (second unit director)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063807/

"Patton" (1970) (screenplay)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066206/

"The Godfather"
[Paramount March 1972]
  Godfather I on DVD  
Godfather I on VHS  
Co-written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Richard S. Castellano, Robert Duvall, James Caan, Sterling Hayden, Talia Shire, John Marley, Richard Conte, Al Lettieri, Abe Vigoda, Gianni Russo & John Cazale; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Script/Adapataion, Best Actor (Brando), 8 other nominations; also won BAFTA (music), DGA, WGA awards; listed National Film Registry 1990; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (10/2005)
Paramount widescreen color DVD [6/2004] for $9.99
Paramount color VHS [5/2002] out of prodn/many used
Paramount widescreen VHS [5/97] out of prodn/used
MCA soundtrack CD [3/91] for $12.99theme song [3min 7sec]
Part I credits from IMDb

Magic Lantern's 'Godfather Saga' Page

"The Great Gatsby" [Paramount March 1974]
Coppola wrote the screenplay for the 1974 "Gatsby" movie

"The Great Gatsby" Novel & Movies Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

"The Conversation" (1974)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071360/

"The Godfather Part II"
[Paramount Dec 1974]
   Godfather II on DVD  
Godfather II on VHS  
Co-written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, John Cazale, Talia Shire, Lee Strasberg, Michael V. Gazzo & G.D. Spradlin; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Script/Adaptation, Best Supporting Actor (DeNiro), Best Music, Best Art Direction, 5 other nominations; also won BAFTA Best Actor (Pacino), DGA, WGA awards; listed National Film Registry 1993; listed on Time Magazine's All-TIME 100 Movies (10/2005)
Paramount widescreen color DVD [5/2005] for $10.99
Paramount color VHS [5/2002] out of prodn/many used
Paramount widescreen VHS [5/97] out of prodn/used
MCA soundtrack CD [3/91] for $10.99
Part II credits from IMDb

Magic Lantern's 'Godfather Saga' Page

"Apocalypse Now"
[Zoetrope Aug 1979]
Apocalypse Now poster  A movie like no other: Wild and weird, cuts to the bone about the madness of war. . Directed by Francis Ford Coppola, script by John Milius, based on a Joseph Conrad novella; starring Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford & Frederic Forrest; won Oscars for Cinemato- graphy & Sound, nominated for Best Picture, Director, Script, Supporting Actor, Editing & Art Direction
full credits from IMDb
LionsGate widescreen color Blu-ray [10/2010] 3 disks for $41.99
Elektra soundtrack CD [8/88] 2 disks out of prodn/used
"Apocalypse Now Redux" [15 August 2001]: re-release with never-before-seen 49 minutes added
"Redux" info at IMDb
"Apocalypse Now: The Complete Dossier" DVD box set [2006]
Paramount widescreen color DVD [8/2006] 2 disks for $13.99
includes the complete 1981 release and the complete 2001 'Redux' release, plus outtakes, commentary & featurettes

more details (synopsis, books, re-release, posters, links) on the
"Apocalypse Now" 1979 Movie Page

"One From The Heart" (1982)
Co-produced, co-written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola
official website {redirects > Zoetrope}
exclusive essay from F.F. Coppola on the 2002 rebirth of his 1982 film
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
http://www.amazon.com/One-Heart-Frederic-Forrest/dp/B0000YRL8K/

"The Outsiders" (1983)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086066/

"Rumble Fish" (1983)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086216/

"The Cotton Club" (1984)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087089/

"Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091738/

"Gardens of Stone" [1987] /tt0093073/

"Tucker:  The  Man  and  His  Dream"
[Lucasfilm Aug 1988]
Tucker video  The story of automotive genius Preston Tucker and his fight against the automakers of Detroit. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring Jeff Bridges, Joan Allen, Martin Landau, Frederic Forrest, Mako, Elias Koteas & Christian Slater; Oscar noms for Best Actor (ML), Best Art Direction, Best Costumes
Paramount widescreen color DVD [10/2000] for $9.98
Paramount color VHS [4/91] for $13.99
full credits from IMDb
Pocket movie tie-in pb [8/88] out of print/used

"Life  Without  Zoe" segment of "New  York  Stories"
[Touchstone March 1989]
Segment directed by Francis Ford Coppola; the other segments are "Life Lessons" by Martin Scorsese
& "Oedipus Wrecks" written & directed by and starring Woody Allen; full credits from IMDb

http://www.amazon.com/New-York-Stories-Mia-Farrow/dp/B00008978N/
http://www.amazon.com/New-York-Stories-Lola-Andr%C3%A9/dp/6301578813/

"The  Godfather  Part III"
[Paramount Dec 1990]
Godfather III on DVD  Co-written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring Al Pacino, Diane Keaton, Talia Shire, Andy Garcia, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna, George Hamilton, Bridget Fonda, Sofia Coppola, Raf Vallone & Al Martino; 7 Oscar nominations, including Best Picture & Best Director {beat out by "Dances With Wolves"}
Paramount widescreen color DVD [5/2005] for $10.99
Paramount Director's Cut color VHS [5/2002] out of prodn/many used
Paramount widescreen VHS [5/97] out of prodn/used
Sony soundtrack CD [12/90] for $9.98
Part III credits from IMDb

Magic Lantern's 'Godfather Saga' Page

"Bram Stoker's Dracula" [1992] /tt0103874/
"Making Bram Stoker's Dracula [1992 TV] /tt0263696/

John Grisham's "The Rainmaker" [1997]

"The Odyssey" [1997 TV]

"Moby Dick" [1998 TV]

unproduced "Megalopolis" [circa 2001]
Coppola was working on this epic sci-fi future project when 9/11 happened, but he couldn't manage planning a
positive film about New York City under such a cloud; Warren Beatty was slated for the lead role; officially
abandoned in May 2007 'for the time being'

"Lost In Translation"
[Zoetrope/Focus Features Sept 2003]
Lost in Translation poster  Exec produced by Francis Coppola; written & directed by Sofia Coppola; starring Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray & Giovanni Ribisi
Universal widescreen DVD [2/2004] for $18.89
Universal color DVD [2/2004] for $18.89
Universal color VHS [2/2004] for $49.99
Emperor Norton soundtrack CD [9/2003] for $13.49
full credits from IMDbofficial website

"Kinsey" [2004] /tt0362269/
Exec produced by Francis Coppola, written & directed by Bill Condon

"Marie Antoinette" [Oct 2006] /tt0422720/
Exec produced by Francis Coppola, written & directed by Sofia Coppola

"The Good Shepherd" [Dec 2006] /tt0343737/
Exec produced by Francis Coppola, directed by & starring Robert De Niro; written by Eric Roth

"Youth Without Youth" [2007] /tt0481797/
A mesmerizing, even hallucinatory exploration of the book by the Romanian writer Mircea Eliade about
mysticism and culture; Tim Roth stars in the role of a lifetime, as a 70-year-old professor who is struck by
lightning and wanders thru a Faustian version of a life that could have been
http://www.amazon.com/Youth-Without-Blu-ray-Tim-Roth/dp/B0014I4TR2/
http://www.amazon.com/Youth-without-Tim-Roth/dp/B0014FAIZC/

"Tetro" [2009] /tt0964185/
http://www.amazon.com/Tetro-Blu-ray-Francis-Ford-Coppola/dp/B0035L1PH8/
http://www.amazon.com/Tetro-Francis-Ford-Coppola/dp/B0035L1PHI/

"Somewhere" [2010] /tt1421051/
Exec produced by Francis Coppola, written & directed by Sofia Coppola

"Twixt" horror film [American Zoetrope; Pathé Europe April 2012?]  
Francis Ford Coppola's horror film "Twixt"  Filmed in Northern California and at Coppola's estate in Napa Valley in 2010. A writer in decline visits a remote town on a book tour and becomes involved in a murder investigation; he is visited by a young girl ghost named V during a dream . . . Co-produced, written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola; starring Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin {as Edgar Allan Poe}, Elle Fanning, Ryan Simpkins, Joanne Whalley & David Paymer
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

Jack Kerouac's "On The Road" feature film  
[American Zoetrope/United Artists 2012?]
Jack Kerouac's On The Road 2012 movie  American Zoetrope bought the movie rights to the classic Jack Kerouac [1922-69] novel in 1979
Filmed during Summer 2010 in Argentina, Arizona, California, Canada, Louisiana & Mexico; directed by Walter Salles; starring Sam Riley as Sal Paradise {Kerouac}, Garrett Hedlund as Dean Moriarty {Neal Cassady}, Viggo Mortensen as Old Bull Lee {Wm. S. Burroughs}, Amy Adams as Jane (Burroughs' wife Joan Vollmer}, and Kristen Stewart as Mary Lou Moriarty
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb




Other  Concerns  of  Francis Coppola

Francis Ford Coppola Presents

American Zoetrope official website

"Gidget: The Musical" stageplay [announced Aug 2000]
produced by Francis Ford Coppola; performed as a four-day workshop in 2000

Zoetrope: All-Story Magazine [est. 1997]

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Francis Coppola's Cafe Rosso & Bianco in Palo Alto, CA { closed pre-2010 }

Francis Coppola's Cafe Zoetrope in San Francisco's North Beach

Inglenook Winery [est. 1879; purch. 1995] in Napa Valley, California

Mamarella's Premium Organic Foods & Cafe in Napa, California

Francis Coppola Winery [est. 1975] in Rutherford (Napa Valley), California

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Francis Coppola's Blancaneaux Lodge Resort in Belize



Works  About  Francis Coppola

Godfather Legacy  "The Godfather Legacy" [1997] by Harlan Lebo
behind-the-scenes look at filmmaker Coppola's creation of the Godfather Trilogy from Puzo's novels; 125 photos

Fireside 9¼x7½ pb [rev 10/2005] for $11.68
Fireside 9x7½ pb [3/97] out of print/many used
Decade Under the Influence documentary film  "A Decade Under The Influence" [I.F.C. April 2003]
Directed by Ted Demme & Richard LaGravenese; interviewees include Robert Altman, John G. Avildsen, Peter Bogdanovich, Francis Ford Coppola, Roger Corman, Milos Forman, William Friedkin, Sidney Lumet, Paul Mazursky, Mike Medavoy, Sydney Pollack, Paul Schrader, Martin Scorsese & Robert Towne
New Video Group color DVD [9/2003] for $21.99
Playboy Interviews / Directors  "The Playboy Interviews: The Directors" [2007]
Edited by by Stephen Randall

17 interviews including Robert Altman, Ingmar Bergman, the Coen brothers, Francis Ford Coppola, Federico Fellini, Stanley Kubrick, Spike Lee (1991), David Mamet, Roman Polanski (1971), Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino (2003), Orson Welles, Billy Wilder (1963), with Clint Eastwood and Oliver Stone each featured twice
M Press/Dark Horse 9x6 hardcover [10/2007] for $18.36

"Francis Coppola's Notebook" featurette

"Coppola and Puzo On Screenwriting" featurette

WHOM GOD WISHES TO DESTROY: F. Coppola & the New Hwd by Jon Lewis
(Duke Univ Press HB $23.95 5/95)

"Godfather: The Intimate Francis Ford Coppola" [] by Gene D. Phillips, Foreword by Walter Murch
http://www.kentuckypress.com/live/title_detail.php?titleid=1976



Family  &  Friends

father composer Carmine Coppola

wife Eleanor Jessie Neil Coppola
"Notes On A Life" book [2007]

son Gian-Carlo Coppola [1963-86]
IMDb listingWikipedia

son Roman Coppola [b. 1965]

daughter Sofia Coppola [b. 1971]

sister Talia Shire
starred in the first five 'Rocky' Movies

nephew filmmaker Christopher R. Coppola
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0178876/bio
http://www.crcoppolaproductions.com/
article/interview? > http://www.earsxxi.com/index.php?cat=about&pg=contact

nephew actor Nicolas Cage

nephew Marc Coppola

uncle composer-conductor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anton_Coppola [b. 1917]


L i n k s

Francis Ford Coppola entry at Wikipedia
Francis Ford Coppola credits [1960-2010] at Internet Movie Database
browse Francis Coppola on DVD at Amazon
American Zoetrope official website


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