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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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    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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    Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now portrays the brutality of the Vietnam War and American’s perspective from therein. Coppola successfully produced this film parallel to Joseph Conrad’s 1899 novella, Heart of Darkness. Both portray the effects of imperialism on a native land with respect to the imperialists’ viewpoint. The scene of Apocalypse Now that mirrored Heart of Darkness with the most creative license, on the behalf of Coppola, is perhaps the final scene as Kurtz is slaughtered. Each

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    of the job sharing with picture. (Coppola) (Thinking Sound, 2011) As an audience we are manipulated from the moment a film begins. In this essay I wish to explore how The Conversation’s use of sound design has directly controlled our perceptions and emotional responses as well as how it can change the meaning of the image. I would also like to discover how the soundtrack guides the audience’s attention with the use of diegetic and nondiegetic sounds. Francis Ford Coppola’s The Conversation was made

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    Watching a movie based on a book and actually reading the book can be a rather similar experience or not. The Outsiders by S.E Hinton was published sixteen years before Francis Ford Coppola turned the book into a movie. After reading the book and watching the movie, there are obvious similarities and differences between the two as characters, plot, and details are compared. Cherry and Marcia are both Socs. Hinton describes them as “… tuff looking girls – dressed sharp and really good-looking.

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    it’s like to have a true family, though it might not be the kind you see on t.v. commercials.The film really does a great job in bringing each character’s personality to life through actions and events which is very cool to see. I think that Francis Ford Coppola does fantastic with the costumes, settings, and props in which he really had to make the time period seem very old-fashioned. The make-up was really unbelievable; there were constant fights between the greasers and socs, not to mention the

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    I found that Coppola purposely revealed very little about the girls inner selves in order to suggest that the girls’ lives are limited under the strict order of their parents. The girls are completely suffocated inside their family and by their neighbors. In the world outside the Lisbon’s house the neighborhood boys take the Lisbon sisters to the extreme. They constantly talk about them being “beautiful creatures” and constantly are placing expectations upon them. In the beginning of the movie the

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    and come back to the church it is burning and Ponyboy and Johnny help save kids trapped in the church. But johnny gets hurt and dies. Than because of sadness Dally gets killed by cops on purpose. Than after the book, with the director named Francis Ford Coppola, they made the movie, The Outsiders. One question that many have asked is which is better? The movie or the book? From my perspective the book is better because in the book

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    the world of both Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola’s visual depiction of the novel, Apocalypse Now. Each capture audiences in different ways: Conrad by his adept use of flowering language and Coppola by bringing Conrad’s world to life on the big screen. Coppola sets the story that originally takes place in the Congo in Vietnam during the strenuous war with the United States. Despite these aesthetic variances, Coppola pulls inspiration from Conrad’s existing text in more scenes

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    is that of Joseph Conrad’s novel Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola’s movie Apocalypse Now. In Conrad’s work, his use of imagery, diction, and tone elevate his novel to the pinnacle of imperialistic writing while Coppola’s film uses sound, light, visual stimulants, as well as facial expressions to craft his work while portraying the emotion felt within Conrad’s piece. In Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now, the way Conrad and Coppola use the tools of their craft to enhance their story of

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