While an extended version came out in 2005, The Outsiders marks the 40th anniversary of its original theatrical release in 1983. “When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman, and a ride home.” – Ponyboy Curtis (C. Thomas Howell) I’ve had the 4K UHD edition of both The Outsiders and The Outsiders – The Complete Novel on hand…"The Outsiders Marks 40th Anniversary"
The Conversation is a provocative thriller from Francis Ford Coppola that reminds us of the fine line between technology and privacy. Technology frequently comes with a cost and this film is no exception. Rather than focus on the eavesdropping victims, Coppola’s focus is on the eavesdropper himself. One can make an argument about the similarities with both political thriller Enemy of the State and comic book masterpiece The Dark Knight with how it treats privacy…"The Conversation: Francis Ford Coppola’s Masterpiece"
Francis Ford Coppola is on the press tour again with The Godfather turning fifty and recently discussed Marvel and theaters, among others. His newest comments came during an interview with GQ senior staff writer Zach Baron. The article about Francis Ford Coppola is worth reading in its entirety so I highly recommend it. Every filmmaker has their thoughts on the current state, myself included. I said it before and I’ll say it again: Ben Affleck…"Francis Ford Coppola Discusses Marvel, Theaters"
The Oscar-winning The Godfather Part II continues the story of the Corleone family while switching between present day and earlier timelines. Francis Ford Coppola and Mario Puzo team up again to further the Corleone saga. A lot of franchises suffer from wanting to repeat all the beats that help make the first film a success. The Godfather Part II is able to succeed where many sequels are doomed to failure. I give Coppola credit for…"The Godfather Part II: One of the Best Films Ever"
Francis Ford Coppola’s Oscar-winning film, The Godfather, remains an epic masterpiece and one of the greatest cinematic achievements. At this point, there really isn’t anything else that can be said about the film. Francis Ford Coppola took Mario Puzo’s epic novel and turned it into a masterpiece. More than that, one book would become the basis for three different films. This is before Puzo decided to write a sequel to his novel. Marlon Brando stars…"The Godfather Is An Epic Masterpiece"
Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War tells the stories of five film directors who enlisted to serve in the military during World War 2. John Ford, George Stevens, John Huston, William Wyler, and Frank Capra may be known best for their Oscar-winning films. What you might not know about the five directors are that they did their part during WW2. Thanks to Mark Harris’ brilliant book, we get insight…"Five Came Back by Mark Harris"