A review of gardens of stone a film by francis ford coppola

Well, Clayton decided this: He would be seen as a traitor to the military of course, but he would be speaking his mind, truthfully, as he has privately to his girlfriend and his friend James Earl Jonescould testify before Congress, and could join the cause to end the war. There is no flavor, let alone poignancy, to this statement by Caan.

Patton film Coppola co-wrote the script for Patton in along with Edmund H.

Coppola, if he was trying to make one. And I remember my wife telling me that she and the kids were in New York when The Godfather opened, and it was a big hit and there were lines around the block at five theaters in the city, which was unheard of at the time.

In both the play and the film, nothing happens. And the script was very controversial when I wrote it, because they thought it was so stylized. As shot, they were foul and stupid and the people who attended them were foul and silly, and Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, who would have been so perfect as Gatsby and Daisy, were left hung out to dry.

So what are we left with? However, it was not easy for Coppola to convince Franklin J.

Farrow was pregnant during production, and the movie was filmed with her wearing loose, flowing dresses and in tight close-ups. Coppola insisted that this was purely coincidental. So it was an extremely nightmarish experience. When Coppola hit upon the idea of making it a metaphor for American capitalism, however, he eagerly agreed to take the helm.

At one point, Coppola was told by the then-president of Paramount that "Marlon Brando will never appear in this motion picture". However, if Coppola wanted to present that, he should have presented it differently than this. It had taken me two or three weeks to complete.

When the film screened at Cannes, he quipped: Caan knows this is a losing war. The effect of the scene is to make us either want to call a cop and have him taken away, or to get the hell away from him to avoid brushing into him accidentally and having the same thing happen to us.

The director who was hired, Jack Clayton, is a Brit There is the obligatory confrontation between the stereotypical long-haired unappreciative liberal and James Caan at a party.

Coppola had just finished directing The Godfather but was unsure of its commercial reception and he needed the money. The Godfather [ edit ] Main article: The film routinely features at the top in various polls for the greatest movies ever.

According to Robert Evanshead of Paramount Pictures at the time, Coppola also did not initially want to direct the film because he feared it would glorify the Mafia and violence and thus reflect poorly on his Sicilian and Italian heritage; on the other hand, Evans specifically wanted an Italian-American to direct the film because his research had shown that previous films about the Mafia that were directed by non-Italians had fared dismally at the box office and he wanted to, in his own words, "smell the spaghetti".

There went the ball game.

And my script of Patton was—I was sort of interested in the reincarnation. However, the audience interpreted the film to be a reaction to both the Watergate scandal and its fallout. James Caan tries very hard playing a military man, but he looks and sounds like James Caan wearing a uniform.

Was this review helpful?Review: After more than a decade of films that examined the war in Vietnam from many different angles, Francis Ford Coppola concentrated not on the heroics, battles or camaraderie of war, but.

The Great Gatsby is a American romantic drama film based on F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel of the same killarney10mile.com was directed by Jack Clayton and produced by David Merrick from a screenplay by Francis Ford killarney10mile.com film stars Robert Redford in the title role of Jay Gatsby, along with Mia Farrow, Sam Waterston, Bruce Dern, Karen Black, Scott Wilson and Lois Chiles, with Howard Da Silva.

Gardens of Stone is the second film Francis Ford Coppola has made about the Vietnam War, after 's Apocalypse Now. This movie is unfairly compared to Apocalypse Now. Gardens of Stone.

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3 out of 5 stars (2 user reviews) 2. Francis Ford Coppola: Screenwriter: Write review. Most helpful. May 08,  · Watch video · Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With James Caan, Anjelica Huston, James Earl Jones, D.B.

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Almost as much as Apocalypse Now, Gardens of Stone is a testament to what a director must occasionally endure to get a film done. In this case, it was the death of his son in a boating accident during production that almost drove director Francis Ford Coppola crazy.

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