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    Francis Ford Coppola

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    Following careful thought on which director to study, I chose Francis Ford Coppola. Although he has directed more films than I have had the opportunity to experience, I have viewed enough to understand his progression and style of his work. Over almost forty years of work, Coppola has directed about twenty-five films, produced near forty-five, composed two, and acted in eight. He is known predominantly for Apocalypse Now (1979) and The Godfather I (1972), II (1974), and III (1990). However, he has

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    Francis Ford Coppola has amassed a reputation nearly as large as his film repertoire. He has worked as a director, producer, movie studio entrepreneur, and as a film writer. In each role he maintained a balance of working inside the studio system, while consciously maintaining a wary distant from it (Hill and Philips 167). The sweeping range of critical commentary on his films, paired with popular and profitable films, followed by complete flops led him to declare in 1987, “I’m embarrassed by my

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    the event prior. Déjà vu is a complex phenomenon that is highly debated among the scientific community because of its complexity and evidence to support theories. Heart of Darkness written by Joseph Conrad and the film Apocalypse Now directed by Francis Ford Coppola’s have a similar feeling to Déjà vu. Though the two works have a similar story line they have different characters, timelines, and locations. Even with their differences which set them apart from each other, the two works almost one in

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    Verisimilitude

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    The most prominent resemblance between Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1992) and the infamous Apocalypse Now (1979) is the glimmer sense of realism thorough the movie. The director, Francis Ford Coppola has been known for his verisimilitude; effortlessly creating and directing each setting in the film looks schematized and deliberately natural. Innately, the one of the most apparent functions of a setting is to create an impression of reality that presents the viewer a sense of a real place and time and the

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    Godfather

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    Hollywood took notice. Francis Ford Coppola was eventually named the director of the novel turned film, and shortly after he began writing the first screenplay. After its completion, Coppola contacted Puzo to help him write the final script. Coppola wanted to keep the film as close to the book as possible. He stated later, “Everything great in the film came from the book”. Both Puzo and Coppola while writing the script were sending ideas back and forth. Ultimately Francis had the final say of what

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    Apocalypse Now Analysis

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    Woodard 1 Addi Woodard Period 1 Mr. Hollweg HOD/AN Essay HOD/AN Essay TITLE Conrad and Coppola. Both highly revered in their respected mediums for effortlessly coining characters and composing weighty statements. The World War II film, Apocalypse Now, is analogous to the imperialist novel, Heart of Darkness, not only in subject, but modus operandi as well. Upon meeting The Company’s Chief Accountant, Conrad’s protagonist, Marlow, is enamored with the man’s grandeur. The Accountant steps out of

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    Yun 1 Scene Analysis: Apocalypse Now- Kurtz Compound begins 1:53:54-ends 1:58:43 Chunghee Yun, 2D04, May 2nd 2016 The film, Apocalypse Now, directed by Francis Ford Coppola is about not only the Vietnam War but also human nature in the war. In other words, it focuses on portraying the dark side of human nature in the Vietnam War rather than the reality of the War. The protagonist, U.S. Army Captain Willard, takes a secret mission from military superiors. The mission is to search for and terminate

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    managed to bring light to Italian-American culture. The trilogy as a whole was a breakthrough for such actors as Al Pacino, Robert Duvall, and Robert De Niro, and the first entry revamped the failing career of Marlon Brando. Although director Francis Ford Coppola thought Mario Puzo’s Godfather novel was poorly written, it was his intention, as an Italian American himself, to create the film about an Italian-American crime family and have the audience identify with them. The Godfather franchise follows

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    the director Francis Ford Coppola believes nothing gold can stay when it comes to teenagers. He believes that the strength and beauty in teenagers can never stay concrete because it is ruined by adulthood. In the film Coppola shows and represents two groups, the "socs" and the "greasers". "Soc" is pronounced like society, and means just that: money, nice cars, nice homes and a bright future. "Greasers" are the poor kids from the bad side of town with no future and no real hope. Coppola explores how

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    apocalypse now

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    consider adapted films as pastiche where diverse texts merge together. Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now can be considered as pastiche because of its intertextual meanings which are mostly drawn from Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. In this essay I will discuss the statement “What a film takes from a book matters; but so does what it brings to a book.” by analysing Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad in relation to Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. The film has its debut with Captain Willard

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