By Gene D. Phillips
WITH A FOREWORD by means of WALTER MURCH Gene Phillips blends biography, studio historical past, and movie feedback to accomplish the main accomplished paintings on Coppola ever written. The strength in the back of such renowned and severely acclaimed motion pictures as Apocalypse Now and the Godfather trilogy, Coppola has imprinted his specified variety on each one of his video clips and at the panorama of yank pop culture. In Godfather , Phillips argues that Coppola has again and again bucked the Hollywood "factory approach" in an try to create distinctive movies that replicate his personal creative vision―often to the detriment of his occupation and funds. Phillips performed interviews with the director and his colleagues and tested Coppola's construction journals and screenplays. Phillips additionally reviewed infrequent copies of Coppola's pupil motion pictures, his early tours into soft-core pornography, and his much less celebrated productions corresponding to One from the guts and Tucker: the fellow and His Dream . the result's the definitive review of 1 of Hollywood's such a lot enduring and misunderstood mavericks.