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American Film Artist: Francis Ford Coppola (taught by Professor Barry Sandler, UCF) -- Fall 2010 Francis Ford Coppola - Director, producer, and a very highly revered American filmmaker. - Dubbed the “patron saint of film school generations.” - Strives to always be in full control of his films. - His two favorite productions were The Conversation and Rumblefish. - So far, he has won five Academy Awards and two Golden Globes. What Makes Coppola So Great? - Master storyteller and screenwriter. - Utilizes color, tone, and the design of an overall film to his advantage. - Works to create incredible and believable dialogue that s perfect for each particular world he makes. - His approach to actors is very commanding, yet personal. He even makes them practice extra scenes together in order to feel more comfortable in their roles. What Are Some of Coppola s Themes? - Bond of family (loyalty, jealousy, rivalry, etc.) - Alienation (loneliness, the price of power, seclusion)
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  • Fall '10
  • StephanSchlow
  • Francis Ford Coppola, Coppola, Professor Barry Sandler, American Film Artist, Coppola’s Themes, film school generations

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