Godfather: The Intimate Francis Ford Coppola
Gene D. PhillipsISBN: 0813123046;
Book DescriptionThe visionary force behind such popular and critically acclaimed films as Apocalypse Now and the Godfather trilogy, Francis Ford Coppola has imprinted a distinct style on each of his movies and has significantly influenced modern Americancinema. In an era of inflated production budgets and complex studio systems, it is rare for a director to gain creative control over all aspects of the filmmaking process?from screenwriting to editing to the coveted "final cut"?that the auteur commands. Francis Ford Coppola is unarguably one of the few modern American exceptions. Recipient of the Director?s Guild of America?s Lifetime Achievement Award, Coppola began his career at UCLA?s film school but was soon drawn to an apprenticeship under director Roger Corman, known as "king of the B movie." With Corman he gained practical experience in all aspects of the filmmaking process, particularly in how to manage a budget, a skill Coppola credits with being...
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