When it comes to pioneers of Hollywood, one of the biggest unsung heroes is Dorothy Arzner. She is the first female director in the Hollywood system also having a hand at editing and writing. Despite having only 20 films to her credit, Arzner launched the careers of some of the industry’s most talented actors. Natural […]
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Filmmaker Martin Scorsese is Hollywood royalty when it comes to his contributions. The Oscar-winner has a right to his opinion, but it isn’t considered gospel. He doesn’t consider Marvel films to be cinema. He likened them to “theme parks” dismissing them as spectacles that don’t engage the audience. Scorsese Helped Change the Industry Many Scorcese […]
Kids these days. Why won’t they get off our lawn? And also, what’s with their love of superhero movies? Case in point, whippersnapper and Suicide Squad director James Gunn has taken to newfangled social media service Instagram to once again defend Marvel flicks after Francis Ford Coppola joined Martin Scorsese in trashing the genre. Gunn […]
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece film Apocalypse Now, we’re getting a very special cut of the movie, in a 4K release. The “Final Cut” premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, with Coppola in attendence. IndieWire has a fabulous write up of all the goodies we’ll be getting on the 4K release, […]
This may be one of our favorite stories actress Winona Rider has ever told, and fans of Francis Ford Coppola‘s Dracula will no doubt feel the same way. You may recall that in the 1992 lush romantic horror film, Rider plays Mina Harker née Murray, the object of Prince Vlad’s attention and beloved of solicitor Jonathan Harker, played by Keanu Reeves. […]
Chef, television personality, and author Anthony Bourdain continues to lead a fascinating life. First gaining notoriety back in the early 90s with his brilliant autobiographical tale Kitchen Confidential and subsequent tv series A Cook’s Tour, he’s never really gone away. Mellowing in recent years, the former occasionally foul-mouthed Travel Channel host brought his world traversing docu-style […]
For nearly 50 years, Steven Spielberg has changed the way we experience movies. Through films as diverse as Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Schindler’s List and Bridge of Spies, Spielberg has mostly let his craft to the talking for him…until now. The director finds himself in front of the camera as the […]
Welcome to This Day in Pop Culture History, a daily look at important events, birthdays, and other oddities in pop culture! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool, so without further ado, here are some things that have happened on April 7, the 97th day of the year: 1906- Mount Vesuvius […]
Apocalypse Now the game has been quietly moving along in the crowdfunding phase and today Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zeotrope and Erebus are moving the game to a new home for all future crowdfunding efforts. The game is getting a unique crowdfunding platform to replace the previous Kickstarter page. When I’d last spoken to some of […]
Francis Ford Coppola‘s Apocalypse Now video game which was announced earlier this week just put up some early prototype footage that shows off iconic scenes from the movie rendered in game graphics. While not the most polished of footage, it is a fantastic companion piece to the Kickstarter campaign’s main page. So far, the project […]
Francis Ford Coppola announced today that his film company American Zeotrope will be partnering with director Montgomery Markland, producer Lawrence Liberty, and writer Rob Auten to create a psychological horror RPG based off Coppola’s 1979 film Apocalypse Now. The game will be created by a “team of AAA developers” including the creators, designers, directors, writers and […]
In one of the special features for The Godfather Trilogy Blu-ray and DVD box sets, director Francis Ford Coppola revealed pages from a large binder in which he kept notes during the production of the films. And according to Entertainment Weekly, Coppola will be offering its contents to film fanatics this fall. The Godfather Notebook […]
According to The New York Times, fans of Star Wars have already begun to line up outside the historic Chinese Theater in Hollywood in anticipation of next week’s release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Though the films have always generated big crowds, the phenomenon outside the Chinese dates back to the release of Star […]
In 1979, Heavy Metal produced a comic book adaptation of Steven Spielberg‘s World War II comedy 1941. The book, by Stephen R. Bissette and Rick Veitch, departs from the script and has a grotesque feel with imagery that tends to the very racist depiction of Japanese soldiers of the era. Once Spielberg saw colored pages […]
Gary Leva makes interesting making-of documentaries for DVD special features. His work spans a wide range of films, from a look at making 2001: a space odyssey to a retrospective on the work of Casablanca director Michael Curtiz. Leva also made a retrospective on Francis Ford Coppola‘s financed filmmaker collective, American Zoetrope. Intended to be […]
The most recent restoration of the Godfather trilogy really does show off the work of Gordon Willis, Dick Smith and Dean Tavoularis very well.
Coppola's futuristic New York with an Ayn Rand bent could be coming soon.
George Lucas is going to break into TV, the wrong way.
Inlcuding an extended trailer for the film.
Restored with great consideration and care, the Blu-ray box set of the Francis Ford Coppola’s three Godfather films was something of a benchmark set. Not even the inclusion of the distinctly unpopular third instalment curbed the plaudits (actually, these Blu-rays came out in 2008 when there was a revisionist swing back in the third film’s […]