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Francis Ford Coppola

Ryan Gilbey

Ryan Gilbey is a freelance film journalist and writes for a variety of publications, including Sight & Sound, the Guardian, Observer and the Sunday Times. He is the former film critic for the Independent. It Don’t Worry Me is his first book. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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It Don’t Worry Me : Nashville, Jaws, Star Wars and beyond

Faber and Faber, 2003

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...Making The Conversation (1974): Gene Hackman confers with Francis Ford Coppola. The Conversation: Gene Hackman as Harry Caul. In the films of Francis Ford Coppola, size matters. This robust...

Buried Treasure: The 5 1/2-hour Cut

Peter Cowie

Peter Cowie began writing about the cinema at Cambridge University in 1960. He has since published more than twenty books, including critical biographies of Bergman, Welles and Coppola. In 1963 he founded the annual International Film Guide, which he edited for forty years. Cowie has also provided commentaries for several DVDs of classic films in the Criterion Collection. He has served on the jury at numerous festivals and is a member of the board of the European Film College. Cowie was International Publishing Director of Variety from 1993 to 2000, and now lives in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Apocalypse Now Book

Faber and Faber, 2000

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...Why do we stay here? It keeps our family together – we fight for that.Behind every great film lies a so-called ‘rough cut’. The more control a director has, the more difficult it is for him to accept a reductio ad absurdam of his cherished...

Towards the Modern Blockbuster

James Russell

James Russell is Principal Lecturer in Film Studies at De Montfort University, UK. His last book was The Historical Epic and Contemporary Hollywood (Bloomsbury, 2007). His short writing has appeared in Cinema Journal, the Journal of American Studies, the Guardian and numerous edited collections. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Jim Whalley

Jim Whalley is an independent scholar based in the UK. He writes on American cinema history, and is the author of Saturday Night Live, Hollywood Comedy and American Culture (2010). His short writing has also appeared in The New Review of Film and Television Studies. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hollywood and the Baby Boom : A Social History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...At the end of 1970, Paramount released Love Story, a low-budget college-set romance that became the biggest hit of the year. With domestic rentals of $48.7 million it not only made more than Airport ($45.2 million) and MASH ($36.7 million),...

New Hollywood, new histories

Jonathan Stubbs

Jonathan Stubbs is an Professor in the Faculty of Communication at Cyprus International University. Prior to this he taught at the University of East Anglia in the UK, where he also completed his PhD, and at the University of British Columbia in Canada. His book Historical Film: A Critical Introduction was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2013. His research has also been published in various academic journals including The Historical Journal of Film and Television, The Journal of Popular Culture, The Journal of British Cinema and Television, Exemplaria, and theJournal of American Studies of Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Historical Film : A Critical Introduction

Bloomsbury Academic, 2009

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...The post-epic era Before the 1970s the most successful films produced by the Hollywood studios could be identified with the historical film genre, among them The Birth of a Nation (1915), The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921), Gone...

Inauthentic Vampires

Ken Gelder

Professor of English in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne, Australia. His books include Reading the Vampire (1994), the co-authored Uncanny Australia (1998), Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field (2004), and Subcultures: Cultural Histories and Social Practice (2007). He is editor of The Horror Reader (2000) and the second edition of The Subcultures Reader (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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New Vampire Cinema

British Film Institute, 2012

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...Bram Stoker’s Dracula Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) is sometimes seen as the film that brought Francis Ford Coppola back from the dead. In June and July 1992 he had filed for personal and corporate bankruptcy; his company, Zoetrope Studios...

Shooting: Phase I – from Keitel to Sheen

Peter Cowie

Peter Cowie began writing about the cinema at Cambridge University in 1960. He has since published more than twenty books, including critical biographies of Bergman, Welles and Coppola. In 1963 he founded the annual International Film Guide, which he edited for forty years. Cowie has also provided commentaries for several DVDs of classic films in the Criterion Collection. He has served on the jury at numerous festivals and is a member of the board of the European Film College. Cowie was International Publishing Director of Variety from 1993 to 2000, and now lives in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Apocalypse Now Book

Faber and Faber, 2000

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...You had to take a DC3 to the nearest strip, and then a 40-minute ride by jeep to the town of Baler. Each day it was another 30 minutes to the location by truck over bad roads -or 3 minutes by helicopter.Vittorio Storaro (at right...

Coppola’s The Conversation (1974) and Walter Murch’s Sound Worlds

The Hollywood Renaissance : Revisiting American Cinema’s Most Celebrated Era

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The Conversation (Francis Ford Coppola, 1974) was a late entry in the Hollywood Renaissance love affair with the European art film. Francis Ford Coppola wrote the original screenplay for the movie in 1967, under the deep influence...

Shooting: Phase 2 – from Brando to Playboy

Peter Cowie

Peter Cowie began writing about the cinema at Cambridge University in 1960. He has since published more than twenty books, including critical biographies of Bergman, Welles and Coppola. In 1963 he founded the annual International Film Guide, which he edited for forty years. Cowie has also provided commentaries for several DVDs of classic films in the Criterion Collection. He has served on the jury at numerous festivals and is a member of the board of the European Film College. Cowie was International Publishing Director of Variety from 1993 to 2000, and now lives in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Apocalypse Now Book

Faber and Faber, 2000

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...Francis sent me a telegram saying, “Come to the Philippines and teach me two or three things about Godard, and I’ll teach you two or three things about big-time film-making!”‘Francis sent me a telegram saying’, author’s phone interview...

The Perils of Post-Production

Peter Cowie

Peter Cowie began writing about the cinema at Cambridge University in 1960. He has since published more than twenty books, including critical biographies of Bergman, Welles and Coppola. In 1963 he founded the annual International Film Guide, which he edited for forty years. Cowie has also provided commentaries for several DVDs of classic films in the Criterion Collection. He has served on the jury at numerous festivals and is a member of the board of the European Film College. Cowie was International Publishing Director of Variety from 1993 to 2000, and now lives in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Apocalypse Now Book

Faber and Faber, 2000

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...When I went to the Philippines, and then came back, I had a mission, not unlike Willard.‘When I went to the Philippines’, author’s interview with Beggs, San Francisco, 16 April, 1999. The thing really took on this epic proportion. I guess...

Shooting: Phase 3 – Riding the Edge

Peter Cowie

Peter Cowie began writing about the cinema at Cambridge University in 1960. He has since published more than twenty books, including critical biographies of Bergman, Welles and Coppola. In 1963 he founded the annual International Film Guide, which he edited for forty years. Cowie has also provided commentaries for several DVDs of classic films in the Criterion Collection. He has served on the jury at numerous festivals and is a member of the board of the European Film College. Cowie was International Publishing Director of Variety from 1993 to 2000, and now lives in Switzerland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Apocalypse Now Book

Faber and Faber, 2000

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...I had three birthdays on that film. Imagine having 200 days of shooting today. You wouldn’t have any fireworks, you’d have suicides – harakiri!‘I had three birthdays on that film’, author’s interview with Tavoularis, Paris, 4 November...