Francis Ford Coppola

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  • Film Techniques In The Conversation By Francis Ford Coppola

    The Conversation, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, follows Harry Caul, an expert in the field of surveillance, as he becomes obsessed with trying to decipher a distorted audio of a conversation between two people that he thinks are in danger. He is already wracked with guilt after his work on a previous project led to a person's death, and this guilt fuels an obsession to prevent it from happening again. This obsession contributes to a disconnect from reality and Harry's tendency to distance himself from the people in his life. This scene shows Harry's disconnection from others and his obsession with the people in the recorded conversation in a few different ways. It was represented most clearly through the composition of the shots and use of sound throughout the scene. The lighting in one of the shots also plays a role in showing how alone he really is. The framing and camera angles in this scene play a significant…

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  • The Godfather Film Analysis

    Chuqian Lin Instructor: Karen Smalley FTV122D-1 Spring 2016 The Godfather Film Editing Analysis Paper In the movie The Godfather directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Coppola uses a variety of brilliant and distinctive editing techniques to cleverly capture the story of the Corleone family. The famous baptism and murder sequence, in particular, includes parallel editing, use of sound, camera angles, subjective point of view, close-ups, and extreme close-ups to elicit dramatic and profound effects…

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  • Apocalypse Now Analysis

    Apocalypse Now is produced and written by Francis Ford Coppola and co-written with John Milius. It stars Martin Sheen who plays Captain Benjamin L. Willard as well as a U.S. Navy patrol crew that are set out down the Cambodia river on a top-classified reconnaissance mission to assassinate a rogue colonel after the Vietnam War. Apocalypse Now is based on and mirrors the novella by Polish-British novelist Joseph Conrad’s “The Heart of Darkness” it implies that the separation of people from…

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  • Apocalypse Now Vs Heart Of Darkness Essay

    Deep in the heart of the African Congo in the late 1800’s, the Belgian Government was on the hunt for power. King Leopold ll took over to help the natives become civilized. However, this help soon turned to greed and lead to death and destruction. Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, shows through the eyes of an innocent, naïve man named Marlow, the horror and devastation the Congo was facing. Nearly a century later, director Francis Ford Coppola released a movie rendition of Conrad’s iconic novel…

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  • River Journeys In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness And Apocalypse Now

    Joseph Conrad’s novella, “Heart of Darkness” (Originally published by Blackwood’s Magazine, 1902) and Francis Ford Coppola’s film, “Apocalypse Now” (Produced by Francis Ford Coppola and distributed by United Artists, 1979) both told through a journey down a river to find a man named Kurtz and along the way, the men that are apart of these journeys discover the darkness of the human condition. In both, “Heart of Darkness” and “Apocalypse Now,” have river journeys that delve deeper into darkness…

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  • The Outsiders Movie Analysis Essay

    For my film analysis, I chose to analyze the movie “The Outsiders” directed by Francis Ford Coppola and based on the novel “The Outsiders” by S. E. Hinton. In this movie, a gang of outcasts from the north side of town called the Greasers are always fighting against a rival group called the Socials, who are the rich jocks from the south side of town. The story follows two young Greasers, Johnny and Ponyboy, who aren’t like the others. These two see that fighting is pointless, but it’s just the…

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  • Comparison Of Bureaucracy In Catch-22 And Apocalypse Now

    How is the futility and hypocrisy of war and bureaucracy explored by Joseph Heller and Francis Ford Coppola in Catch-22 and Apocalypse Now respectively? Catch-22 authored by Joseph Heller and Apocalypse Now directed by Francis Ford Coppola are critically considered two of the finest examples of contemporary anti-war literature and cinema, despite neither being explicitly against the concept of combat as such, but rather, both opposing the bureaucratic absurdity that war inevitably entails.…

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  • Differences Between The Outsiders Movie And Book

    They both told a story in their own way. The movie is for someone who doesn’t like to read, and the novel is for somebody who loves to read. They both can have you on the edge of your seat, with the thrilling action and amazing details. If you have never heard of the novel written by S.E. Hinton or the movie directed by Francis Ford Coppola, then you must read or watch the incredible novel or film. If you watch the movie, you will probably end up reading the book, if you read the book most…

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  • Walter Murch's Contributions At Apocalypse Now

    Sound designer and faithful collaborator Walter Murch was contacted by Coppola before the beginning of the shooting and touched more than one aspect of the film both during the shooting and the post-production; among his work on the film are the scene were the boat is patrolling on the river and stopping a Vietnamese boat (he felt like the viewers needed to see what the boat was doing in Vietnam when they were not carrying Kurt to his destination) some of the editing of the movie, but it most…

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  • The Outsiders Movie Vs Book

    The Outsiders was written in the 1960’s to describe the struggle between the upper and lower classes in that time period. S. E. Hinton, the author of the book, wrote it when she was in high school and published the book when she was a freshman at the University of Tulsa. She became known as “The Voice of the Youth”. This pressure brought her writer’s block that lasted three years. Hinton broke the block by writing two pages a day, which led to her next novel, That Was Then, This Is Now. She has…

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