He was one of the defining voices of the auteur ’70s, having made some of the greatest and most ambitious films ever attempted. The films included The Godfather trilogy, Apocalypse Now and The Conversation. His penchant for risking himself personally to make those films, and the fortunes he won and lost along the way, makes him the quintessential d...

Leave the gun, take a ride to the Patchogue Theatre. "The Godfather" is screening at the Patchogue Theatre on May 15 at 7 p.m. as part of the theatre's Classic Film Series. Tickets are on sale from $12 to $15 and can be purchased here.  The theatre's Classic Films Series is underway and includes other favorites like "Close Encounters of the Third K...

"Ritengo che gli italiani siano brave persone" ha affermato il regista Francis Ford Coppola in un'intervista rilasciata a Biagio Maimone per il quotidiano America Oggi, riferendosi alla problematica dell'immigrazione, dicendosi convinto che "prevarrà la benevolenza e la gentilezza degli italiani" nell'affrontarla. “L’America ha goduto di molti bene...

DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli, editor of the website TV Worth Watching, sitting in for Terry Gross. This week marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Mario Puzo's "The Godfather." A new edition has just been released with an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola. Coppola and Puzo co-wrote the screenplays for...

Sara' dedicato al regista Francis Ford Coppola, 80 anni il prossimo 7 aprile e alla città di Matera, capitale europea della cultura 2019, il 14.mo Los Angeles Italia - Film Fashion and Art Fest. Dal 17 al 23 febbraio, al Teatro Cinese di Hollywood, la manifestazione sulle eccellenze nazionali ed italoamericane, come da tradizione precederà la notte...

The Pickwick Film Classics series plans to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Francis Ford Coppola’s film, “The Godfather II,” with special showings on the Pickwick’s new Megatheatre screen on Jan. 19 at 5 S. Prospect Ave., Park Ridge. Show times will be at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. The evening show will include a 6:30 p.m. performance on the Wurlitzer orga...

The coolest thing about Francis Ford Coppola’s casual Italian restaurant in San Francisco, Cafe Zoetrope, isn’t the food. Which is not to say the fare isn’t good, because it is—very good, in fact, and reasonably priced. Nor is it that the smart wine list includes selections from his eponymous Geyserville winery, along with other pours, some premium...

The region of Basilicata will be featured this weekend in the PBS show “Dream of Italy.” Host Kathy McCabe explores the stunning landscapes and culinary traditions of the ancient region also known as Lucania. McCabe tours the ancient Sassi of Matera, the towns of the Dolomite Lucani and meets up with Frances Ford Coppola at his resort Palazzo Margh...

The 45th anniversary of “The Godfather” has brought us another Blu-Ray box set and another round of critical reappraisal of the mafia movie classic. The secret of the film’s enduring appeal, however, might be found in its opening line: “I believe in America.” It is often said that “The Godfather” is an ironic commentary on the American Dream. That...

Over the course of 45 years in the film business, Francis Ford Coppola has refined a singular code of ethics that govern his filmmaking. There are three rules: 1) Write and direct original screenplays,  2) make them with the most modern technology available,  and 3) self-finance them.   But Coppola didn’t develop this formula overnight. Though he f...