Watch Francis Ford Coppola smash his most famous movie

Francis Ford Coppola is one of the cinema’s most successful filmmakers, with 22 feature films under his belt, many of which are considered to be some of the greatest ever made. The director became famous for the crime drama in 1972 The Godfather, which was followed by two more films about the Corleone family. Coppola also took out End of the world now 1979 based on Joseph Conrad’s novel heart of darknessIt is considered one of the masterpieces of New Hollywood.

The prolific director was recently interviewed by GQwhere he discusses some of his most notable contributions to cinema, including the aforementioned films, as well as ConversationAnd his next movie Megalopolis City. The interview begins with Coppola saying that “what we consider true art is a film with no safety net”, which he describes as a true resonance for the production of his most successful films. Coppola’s strength as a director is partly due to his flexibility and determination. Having faced many challenges while shooting movies like The Godfather And End of the world nowCoppola went on to, and as a result, produced some of cinema’s finest works.

Coppola describes his experience filming The Godfather as “horrific,” noting that “he was always on the point of being fired.” This was due to the insistence of the young director on the presence of Marlon Brando and Al Pacino as the main roles, and the filming location in New York. He explains that he learned in school how to deceive the faculty, so he applied this technique while making it The Godfather He managed to make his way with production companies. Moreover, Coppola’s extensive research on the Mafia, as well as his careful study of the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo on which the film was based, proved to be a huge success. The Godfather It is now considered the most influential gangster movie ever made, as well as one of the greatest movies ever made. Not only did it win the Academy Award for Best Picture, but it also won Best Adapted Screenplay.

talking about The Godfather: Part TwoCoppola stated that he initially called it a “ridiculous idea”. The director wanted to make something outside of the gangster genre, like “If you make movies that you don’t know how to make, you’ll learn a lot.” However, after an offer he couldn’t refuse, which eventually included complete control, Coppola gave in to the idea. Compared to the first part of the franchise, Coppola claims that filming went really smoothly, despite it being a “more complex picture”. The relative ease of producing the film showed the director that “the fear of your mind is not a necessary component of a good picture”. after success The GodfatherIt remains one of the few films that are actually as good or better than its predecessor, this time taking home six Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.

However, the filming End of the world now After a few years it has had its fair share of complications. Although the success The Godfather Only a few years later, no one wanted to do anything with the Coppola project. When production began, many of the expensive pieces from the set were destroyed by bad weather, and Marlon Brando appeared so unprepared that Martin Sheen suffered a heart attack during the shooting. Coppola explains that if Shane had died, filming would have stopped and he would have lost a lot of money. While Shane was in the hospital, Coppola continued filming scenes in which the actor was not a part, and eventually, the star recovered and returned to finish filming. The film was a huge commercial and critical success, grossing over $100 million at the worldwide box office.

Also mentioned in the interview ConversationBased on the Michael Antonioni movie Explodes, Starring David Hemmings, Vanessa Redgrave, and even young Jane Birkin. Coppola thought the film was “intriguing”, “moving” and “mysterious”.

Explaining the importance of sound in cinema, Coppola used it to his advantage, because it is cheaper than picture, “and in many ways invented the modern soundtrack format.” Coppola also discusses production The Godfather: Part Threewho wanted to contact The Godfather Coda: The Death of Michael CorleoneBut the studio insisted otherwise. Instead, the 30th Annual Recycling Edition released in 2020 used that title, with Coppola stating that it “does the job I wish it had.” [Puzo] He was hoping to do it.”

Finally, Coppola teases more information about his upcoming movie Megalopolis CityInspired by his interest in Roman history and the Catalan conspiracy. Coppola says he thinks it “would be interesting to make a Roman epic, but you didn’t put it in ancient Rome, you put it in modern New York.” The director states that each film he shoots is highlighted with a keyword that summarizes it. to Megalopolis City, is true. It is claimed that production of the much-anticipated film will begin this fall.

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