All posts tagged "Francis Ford Coppola"
Inside MM - Acting
Things I’ve Learned as a Moviemaker: Matt DillonDecember 13, 2018
The longevity of Matt Dillon’s laudable career is a byproduct of his self-reinvention. Oscillating between charismatic...
First Draft: 10 Screenplay Structures To Flesh Out Your Formless StoryFebruary 6, 2018
In partnership with Creative Screenwriting and ScreenCraft, “First Draft” is a series on everything to do with screenwriting. Screenplay...
Frame of Mind: To Build Dread, Dementia 13’s Crew Shot Handheld and Made Its Tunnel Location From Scratch (Video)October 5, 2017
What makes a scene work? Does it lie in the carefully executed plans of a film’s...
Hollywood’s Four Classic Narrative Types, Part II: Hero Versus the WorldSeptember 12, 2017
The four narrative types established in my previous article, Celebratory, Cautionary, Tragic, and Cynical have one...
Film School Advice
The Evolution of Film School in America: Everything to Know, From Dropouts to Disciples, Fairbanks to Francis FordJuly 5, 2017
Moviemaking has been taught almost as long as it’s been around. The 1890s saw the birth...
Criterion Crash Course
Criterion Crash Course: Moviemaking Lessons from Criterion’s Blow-UpApril 16, 2017
Whether you’re a moviemaker, critic or devoted film collector, lovers of cinema can all agree: A...
Anatomy of a Whacking: Learn To Milk Unbearable Tension With This Godfather Script-to-Screen Breakdown (Video)April 7, 2017
Not unlike many of the auteurs of the New Hollywood of the 1970s and beyond, Francis...
Wine Country Rendezvous: The Making of You Can’t Say No, Starring Peter Fonda and FriendsFebruary 10, 2017
Roman philosopher Seneca famously said that luck is what occurs when the crossroads of preparation and...
Crossing the Line
Crossing the Line: Andrzej Wajda, Pioneer of the Personal and Political in Polish Cinema (1926—2016)October 11, 2016
Andrzej Wajda, the powerhouse purveyor of Polish cinema with a celebrated knack for devastating depictions of...
A Master Dreams Beyond His Medium: Inside Francis Ford Coppola’s Live Cinema Production, Distant VisionSeptember 16, 2015
Francis Ford Coppola’s Distant Vision details the triumphs and tragedies of three generations of Italian-American families,...