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Jack Rico

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2012/05/01 at 12:00am

Andy Garcia: “‘Godfather Part 4’ is in Francis’ hands”

05.1.2012 | By |

Could one of the greatest franchises in cinema history, The Godfather, get a new sequel with Andy Garcia? Jack Rico spoke to the Cuban actor, Garcia himself about the status of ‘The Godfather Part 4‘, how he didn’t speak to Luis Guzman about project, and how he would only do it if Francis Ford Coppola would direct it. Read More

Jack Rico

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2011/06/30 at 12:00am

Francis Ford Coppola to present film at Comic Con

06.30.2011 | By |

Francis Ford Coppola to present film at Comic Con

NEW YORK, NY (June 30, 2011) – Francis Ford Coppola will be presenting portions of his upcoming film TWIXT at a panel discussion on Saturday, July 23 at Hall H.  TWIXT stars Val Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, and Ben Chaplin.  Coppola describes the film as, “one part Gothic romance, one part personal film, and one part the kind of horror film that began my career.”
 
Coppola has a unique new approach to the presentation of the film that will incorporate live music by acclaimed independent performance artist Dan Deacon.  Deacon will attend Comic-Con with Coppola to help demonstrate the interactive experience of the film.  The film incorporates both 2-D and 3-D elements. 
 
Like his most recent films, TWIXT follows three self-imposed mandates that Coppola requires in all of his new work: be his own original story and screenplay, have some personal element, and be self-financed.  This particular story came to Coppola during a vivid dream he had while on a trip to Istanbul and is inspired by the writings of Edgar Allen Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne.  The film also brings Coppola back to his horror roots that began during his apprenticeship with Roger Corman.
 
On attending Comic-Con Coppola says, “I fondly recall meeting the Comic-Con audience years ago when I brought them my DRACULA film. That experience made me not want to miss this chance to return with TWIXT.”

Mack Chico

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2010/05/04 at 12:00am

Tetro

05.4.2010 | By |

Rating: 2.5

Rated: Not available.
Release Date: 2009-06-11
Starring: Francis Ford Coppola
Director(s):
Distributor:
Film Genre:
Country:USA, Argentina
Official Website: http://www.tetro.com/

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Meet Francis Ford Coppola 5.0: The Interesting Failure phase. Which certainly beats 4.0, the paycheck period of 1990s films like “Jack,” in which Robin Williams made the stretch of reverting to childhood. But “Tetro,” the second in Coppola’s new line of low-budget art films (following last year’s headache factory “Youth Without Youth”), is hard to take seriously.

 

In La Boca, the café quarter of Buenos Aires, a grimacing, unsuccessful writer named Tetro (Vincent Gallo) on the run from his own nonlegend is hunkered down with his girlfriend Miranda (Maribel Verdú) and working as a light man in the theater. He receives an unwanted visit from his younger half-brother, who works on a cruise ship and cherishes a mistaken view of the older sibling as a generous soul.

 

This movie will be remembered, perhaps, for the little brother, who is played by newcomer Alden Ehrenreich, an effortlessly appealing youngster who strongly resembles Leonardo DiCaprio.

 

Coppola, working in creamy black-and-white that suggests 1960s French and Italian films, wrote his own original screenplay for the first time since the 1970s. Opera is his inspiration — or possibly his infection — as he unloads an elaborate tale of celebrity, sexual revenge and family secrets that creep out of the expressionistic shadows.

 

The brothers, especially the older one, have been poisoned by the renown of their father (Klaus Maria Brandauer) and by the gruesome fates of their mothers.

 

The gorgeous look of this frazzled, fractured monster is enough to hold your interest, for a while at least, and Gallo radiates the appropriate level of crazy for his part.

 

Still, the more dramatic revelations and tragic inevitabilities that turn up, the harder it is not to laugh. Give credit to its maker for directing with an earnestness suggesting a pretentious 22-year-old. Having passed through the phases of Interesting Apprentice, Mad Genius, Chastened Bankrupt and Shameless Wage Slave, Coppola at 70 may be the world’s oldest student filmmaker.

Mack Chico

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2009/06/12 at 12:00am

Tetro

06.12.2009 | By |

Rated: Not available.
Release Date: 2009-06-11
Starring: Francis Ford Coppola
Director(s):
Distributor:
Film Genre:
Country: USA, Argentina
Official Website: http://www.tetro.com/

Go to our film page

Tetro

Meet Francis Ford Coppola 5.0: The Interesting Failure phase. Which certainly beats 4.0, the paycheck period of 1990s films like “Jack,” in which Robin Williams made the stretch of reverting to childhood. But “Tetro,” the second in Coppola’s new line of low-budget art films (following last year’s headache factory “Youth Without Youth”), is hard to take seriously.

 

In La Boca, the café quarter of Buenos Aires, a grimacing, unsuccessful writer named Tetro (Vincent Gallo) on the run from his own nonlegend is hunkered down with his girlfriend Miranda (Maribel Verdú) and working as a light man in the theater. He receives an unwanted visit from his younger half-brother, who works on a cruise ship and cherishes a mistaken view of the older sibling as a generous soul.

 

This movie will be remembered, perhaps, for the little brother, who is played by newcomer Alden Ehrenreich, an effortlessly appealing youngster who strongly resembles Leonardo DiCaprio.

 

Coppola, working in creamy black-and-white that suggests 1960s French and Italian films, wrote his own original screenplay for the first time since the 1970s. Opera is his inspiration — or possibly his infection — as he unloads an elaborate tale of celebrity, sexual revenge and family secrets that creep out of the expressionistic shadows.

 

The brothers, especially the older one, have been poisoned by the renown of their father (Klaus Maria Brandauer) and by the gruesome fates of their mothers.

 

The gorgeous look of this frazzled, fractured monster is enough to hold your interest, for a while at least, and Gallo radiates the appropriate level of crazy for his part.

 

Still, the more dramatic revelations and tragic inevitabilities that turn up, the harder it is not to laugh. Give credit to its maker for directing with an earnestness suggesting a pretentious 22-year-old. Having passed through the phases of Interesting Apprentice, Mad Genius, Chastened Bankrupt and Shameless Wage Slave, Coppola at 70 may be the world’s oldest student filmmaker.

Jack Rico

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2009/03/01 at 12:00am

Francis Ford Coppola updates us on ‘Tetro’

03.1.2009 | By |

Francis Ford Coppola updates us on 'Tetro'

Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather) has put together a video in order to give the status of his upcoming “Tetro” film.

In the video, he explains that the $15 million drama has wrapped the Argentina shoot and says that he is really happy with casting the “brilliant” Vincent Gallo (Buffalo 66, The Brown Bunny). Check out the video.

“Tetro” is set in Argentina and follows the rivalries born out of creative differences passed down through generations of an artistic Italian immigrant family. Coppola said that the pieces of the story are loosely based on his own life.

I also had a chance to speak with the legendary director in ‘Spanglish’ in late 2007 about ‘Tetro’. You can check out the video here.

The film is an original script by Coppola, the first since “The Conversation” (1974). It is scheduled to hit theaters close to the end of the year.

 

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