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Patton film Coppola co-wrote the script for Patton in along with Edmund H. However, it was not easy for Coppola to convince Franklin J. Schaffner that the opening scene would work. Coppola later revealed in an interview: And the script was very controversial when I wrote it, because they thought it was so stylized.
It was supposed to be like, sort of, you know, The Longest Day. And my script of Patton was—I was sort of interested in the reincarnation. And I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech.
And I remember very vividly this long, kind of being raked over the coals for this opening scene. Over the years, this opening monologue has become an iconic scene and has spawned parodies in numerous films, political cartoons and television shows.
The Godfather [ edit ] Main article: The Godfather The release of The Godfather in was a milestone in cinema. The near 3-hour-long epic, which chronicled the saga of the Corleone familyreceived overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics and fetched Coppola the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplaywhich he shared with Mario Puzo and two Golden Globe Awards: However, Coppola faced several difficulties while filming The Godfather.
Robinson in the lead had he accepted the film. 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".
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".
After pleading with the executives, Coppola was allowed to cast Brando only if he appeared in the film for much less salary than his previous films, perform a screen-test and put up a bond saying that he would not cause a delay in the production as he had done on previous film sets.
Brando later won an Academy Award for his portrayal, which he refused to accept. Coppola would later recollect: They were very unhappy with it. I was always on the verge of getting fired.
So it was an extremely nightmarish experience. I had two little kids, and the third one was born during that. After it was released, the film received widespread praise. The film routinely features at the top in various polls for the greatest movies ever.
It was moved up to second when the list was published again, in Analysis of Francis Ford Coppola's Film The Outsiders Francis Ford Coppola's film "The Outsiders" is a 's melodrama, based on teenage behavior in the 's.
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