Francis Ford Coppola

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He Helped Launch the Careers of Cruise, Nicholson, Ford

Francis Ford Coppola's longtime collaborator Fred Roos dead at 89

(Newser) - Fred Roos, the Oscar-winning producer of The Godfather Part II who helped launch the careers of numerous superstars from Jack Nicholson to Tom Cruise, has died. He was 89. He died at his home in Beverly Hills, California, on Saturday, a representative said Tuesday, just days after his and Francis...

Megalopolis Gets 7-Minute Ovation at Cannes

Critics are split on long-awaited Coppola epic

(Newser) - Francis Ford Coppola's epic Megalopolis, more than 40 years in the making , made its debut at the Cannes Film Festival on Thursday and while reactions were mixed, there was a lot of love for the director. Variety reports that the 85-year-old received a four-minute standing ovation when he entered...

Eleanor Coppola Dead at 87
Eleanor Coppola
Dead at 87

Eleanor Coppola Dead at 87

She documented the making of some of her husband's famous films

(Newser) - Eleanor Coppola, who documented the making of some of her husband Francis Ford Coppola's iconic films, including the infamously tortured production of Apocalypse Now, and who raised a family of filmmakers, has died, the AP reports. She was 87. Coppola died Friday surrounded by family at home in Rutherford,...

Coppola Epic 40 Years in the Making Will Debut at Cannes

Renowned director self-funded 'Megalopolis'

(Newser) - A movie that has been in development for almost half of Francis Ford Coppola's life will make its debut at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17. Coppola, who turned 85 on Sunday, wrote the first version of the screenplay for Megalopolis in 1983, the Guardian reports. Production wrapped...

Coppola Film Has Reportedly 'Descended Into Chaos'

'Megalopolis' set in Atlanta said to be mired in mass firings/resignations, spiking costs

(Newser) - Just a few weeks ago, all seemed to be chugging along on the set of Megalopolis, the latest film in the works by Francis Ford Coppola, with a star-studded cast that includes Adam Driver, Aubrey Plaza, Talia Shire, Dustin Hoffman, and Forest Whitaker. But appearances were apparently cloaking what's...

Ford Coppola Banking $120M of Own Money on His Opus

Director aims to make a classic called 'Megalopolis'

(Newser) - He's 82 now, and Francis Ford Coppola does the math in a lengthy profile at GQ . Based on family history, he might live another 20 years. So to be safe, cut that in half. Ten years. Plenty of time to make the movie he "has been trying to...

Godfather Trilogy Gets a 'More Appropriate' End
Godfather III Gets
a New Ending

Godfather III Gets a New Ending

Re-edited version coming to theaters in December

(Newser) - The Godfather trilogy has a new ending—and if all goes well, you'll be able to see it in theaters this year. A newly restored and edited version of The Godfather: Part III, with a new beginning and ending as well as "rearranged" scenes, is to be released...

Scorsese: Marvel Movies Aren't Cinema. Coppola: Hold My Beer

Francis Ford Coppola calls superhero movies 'despicable'

(Newser) - Martin Scorsese caused a bit of a hubbub two weeks ago when he weighed in on the superhero movie genre, offering his take that Marvel movies are emotionally and psychologically bereft and "not cinema." Now, Francis Ford Coppola, the director behind Apocalypse Now and the Godfather franchise, has...

5 Film Directors Who 'Definitely Crossed the Line'

Listverse: They apparently got a little too ambitious on set while creating their art

(Newser) - There's immersing yourself in your art, and then there's drowning yourself and the others who work for you. Listverse takes a look at famous movie directors who maybe got a little overzealous during film production, alleged to have caused emotional and physical damage and, in one case, deaths....

Winona to Keanu: Hey, I Think We Got Married

Francis Ford Coppola kind of agrees, thanks to authentic scene in 1992 movie

(Newser) - Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves are doing publicity for their fourth movie together, Destination Wedding, and Ryder suggests they might accidentally be more than co-actors. “We actually got married in Dracula," she tells Entertainment Weekly , referring to the 1992 movie. "No, I swear to god I think...

10 Most-Thanked People in Oscar History

And the winner is ... Steven Spielberg

(Newser) - In anticipation of the Oscars on Sunday, Vocativ analyzed all 1,396 acceptance speeches the Academy has archived on its website to figure out which Hollywood bigwigs get thanked the most. The results:
  1. Steven Spielberg: He's been thanked 42 times—and even by people who have simply been inspired

5 Celeb-Owned Tourist Attractions

Schedule your summer road trip around the stars

(Newser) - Taking a summer road trip? Obsessed with Hollywood? If both of those things apply to you, consider visiting one of these five travel attractions owned by celebrities, as rounded up by :
  • Dollywood: Dolly Parton bought a stake in a Tennessee theme park, named it after herself, and the

55 Stars Who've Gone Broke
 55 Stars Who've Gone Broke 

55 Stars Who've Gone Broke

Celebrities who've spent, owed millions

(Newser) - "Rich" and "famous" don't always go together. Radar rounds up 55 celebrities who've been broke:
  • Pamela Anderson was said to owe $1.1 million in back taxes and debts to construction companies that were working on her Malibu house last year. She reportedly had to put

9 Celebrity Inventors
 9 Celebrity 

9 Celebrity Inventors

Apparently they could quit their day jobs

(Newser) - It may surprise you, but sometimes Hollywood's elite invent stuff, too—and in these nine cases, rounded up by Time , those inventions are actually pretty cool:
  • Your back really itches, you can't reach it, and the person scratching it for you can't quite seem to find the

14 Stars Related to Other Stars
 14 Stars Related to Other Stars 

14 Stars Related to Other Stars

Seems like lots of Hollywood celebs are cousins

(Newser) - Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon got a bit of a surprise when they went on PBS' Finding Your Roots and discovered … they're actually distant cousins, Zap2It reports. "Talk about six degrees of separation, right?" jokes host Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. In the Huffington Post , 14 more...

Desired comebacks | Music | AVQ&A | The A.V. Club
 Comebacks We'd 
 Love to See 

Comebacks We'd Love to See

Prince, Julie Andrews, Francis Ford Coppola deserve another chance

(Newser) - Whether they're clearly taking anything just for the money or out-and-out slumming, numerous pop culture icons are mired in a rut of underachievement. The Onion A.V. Club staff fields a question from a Sylvester Stallone loyalist and lists more artists deserving of a second chance:
  • Sam Adams can't quit

Actor Sam Bottoms Dead at 53

Appeared in Apocalypse Now , Outlaw Josey Wales

(Newser) - Actor Sam Bottoms, who appeared in Apocalypse Now and some 30 other films, died at his LA home this week of brain cancer at age 53, the Los Angeles Times reports. Bottoms began his film career at age 15 in The Last Picture Show and was cast as surfer Lance...

17 Best Peace-Loving War Films
 17 Best Peace-Loving War Films  

17 Best Peace-Loving War Films

Stop-Loss latest in a long line of anti-combat movies

(Newser) - Stop-Loss is hardly the first blockbuster to take a hard line on war. Entertainment Weekly lists 17 of the best anti-war films of all time.
  1. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930): One of the earliest anti-war films follows naïve German troops into battle in WWI.
  2. Paths of Glory

Top 10 Musical Movie Moments
 Top 10 Musical Movie Moments 

Top 10 Musical Movie Moments

The perfect sound clip can make a scene unforgettable

(Newser) - Forget soundtracks. CNN zeros in on fleeting scenes that use image and sound to send a shiver down your spine. The top 10 marriages of audio and video:
  1. “Born to Be Wild” blasting while Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper ride down the highway in Easy Rider (1969)
  2. Mr. Blonde

Peggy Sue Got...Sued for Libel by Charlie

Nicolas Cage sues former co-star Kathleen Turner over claims in new book

(Newser) - National Treasure star Nicolas Cage is suing siren Kathleen Turner for libel over a passage in her autobiography, "Send Yourself Roses," in which she claims her co-star was drunk and difficult on the set of the 1986 movie Peggy Sue Got Married. Cage filed the lawsuit in London...

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