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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...

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...

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 Professor in the Communication Faculty at Cyprus International University, Cyprus. 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...

'I wake up, screaming'

John Boorman

John Boorman was born in London in 1933. After working as a film reviewer for magazines and radio, he joined the BBC in 1955 as an assistant editor, and later directed a number of documentaries. His first feature was ‘Catch Us If You Can’ in 1965. His latest film, Country of My Skull, opens in 2003. He is a five-time Academy Award-nominee, and was twice awarded Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival for Leo the Last (1970) and The General (1998). He is the author of Money Into Light: The Emerald Forest - A Diary, as well as the being the co-founder and editor of Faber & Faber's long-running series Projections: Film-makers on Film-making. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

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...(with apologies to Bertrand Tavernier) Prologue The dreams came first. The dark man, his face hidden, his hat pulled low, his coat garnered around him, standing alone in the wasteland, staring towards the lights of the town, a storm...

The Godfather (US, 1972): Keeping It in the Family

Philip Gillett

Philip Gillett is an independent film critic and writer and author of The British Working Class in Postwar Film. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Movie Greats : A Critical Study of Classic Cinema

Berg, 2008

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...Production companies: Alfran / Paramount PicturesProducer: Albert S. RuddyDirector: Francis Ford CoppolaScreenplay: Francis Ford Coppola, Mario PuzoSource: Mario Puzo (novel: The Godfather)Photography: Gordon WillisProduction Designer: Dean...

In Disgrace with Fortune 1924–1942

Stefan Kanfer

Stefan Kanfer is the author of Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art ofLucille Ball and Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando. He was a writer and editor for Time magazine for more than twenty years. He lives in New York and on Cape Cod. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Somebody : The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando

Faber & Faber, 2008

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...1 It was typical of Marlon to enter the world upside down. The breech birth took place shortly after 11 p.m., April 3, 1924, in the Omaha Maternity Hospital. His earliest home was right out of the imaginings of Hollywood at a time when...

This Puppy Thing 1943–1946

Stefan Kanfer

Stefan Kanfer is the author of Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art ofLucille Ball and Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando. He was a writer and editor for Time magazine for more than twenty years. He lives in New York and on Cape Cod. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Somebody : The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando

Faber & Faber, 2008

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...1 After Adolf Hitler was elected chancellor of Germany in 1933, a group of artists and intellectuals saw that they had no future in Europe. The most prescient, best connected, and luckiest made their way from Europe to America....

Make Them Wonder 1947–1950

Stefan Kanfer

Stefan Kanfer is the author of Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art ofLucille Ball and Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando. He was a writer and editor for Time magazine for more than twenty years. He lives in New York and on Cape Cod. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Somebody : The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando

Faber & Faber, 2008

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...1 Edith Van Cleve thought it was well past time to move her client up to the next level—a major Broadway production, a New York–based television show, or best of all, a Hollywood feature. To that end MCA talked Marlon up to theater...

The Illusion Is Complete 1950–1953

Stefan Kanfer

Stefan Kanfer is the author of Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art ofLucille Ball and Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando. He was a writer and editor for Time magazine for more than twenty years. He lives in New York and on Cape Cod. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Somebody : The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando

Faber & Faber, 2008

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...1 Now that Marlon had fulfilled his Streetcar contract, he was free to consider movie offers. They issued from an unaccustomed place. Once arrogant and peremptory, Hollywood was currently over-loaded with angst. A Supreme Court decision...