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Francis Ford Coppola

Ryan Gilbey

RYAN GILBEY writes on film for the Independent, the Guardian, and Sight and Sound and is author of It Don’t Worry Me (2004). 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

Book chapter

...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...

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...

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...

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...

'I wake up, screaming'

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...

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...

Answers first, questions later

Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book chapter

...Introduction Graham Fuller Quentin Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1963, the year when Monte Hellman's Back Door to Hell and Flight to Fury, Don Siegel's The Killers, and Sergio Leone's A Fistful of Dollars were also...

Flirt

Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book chapter

...Introduction In the spring of 19921 was asked by an American Pay TV network to contribute a half-hour segment to a series they wanted to do on prostitution. I was excited to do something on this topic. But before long the theme...

The Hollywood Way

Projections 3 : Film-makers on Film-making

Faber and Faber Limited, 1994

Book chapter

...Having arrived in Hollywood, I finally got together a deal with a movie star attached, and all the prerequisite bells and whistles for my next film project, which was Looking for Lonnie. This project had been passed on by as many small...