Francis Ford Coppola (USA, b. 1939) is the oldest of the generation of
'movie brats', including Scorsese and Spielberg, who breathed new life
into the Hollywood of the 1970s.
He revived the glory of the studio age
with the legendary Godfather saga (1972 – 90), explored the
soul of America at war in Vietnam with Apocalypse Now (1979)
and has directed some of the greatest actors, including Brando, Pacino
and De Niro. Having outgrown the role of director decreed by the major
studios, he is now an independent producer and continues to direct
films with undimmed brilliance (Tetro, 2009).
About The Author
Stephane Delorme has been editor-in-chief of Cahiers du cinema since 2009. He has been a member of the selection committee for the Directors' Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival since 2003.
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Series: Masters of Cinema
Number Of Pages: 104
Published: 11th November 2010
Publisher: Cahiers Du Cinema
Country of Publication: FR
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 19.5
Weight (kg): 24.1
Edition Number: 1