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Coppola Redux

Just two notes on the Coppola screening story that broke here on the blog last week.
1. Spielberg was not in attendence.
2. Coppola’s camp insists that the cut shown to the group is a final cut.
Personally, I have no idea why it would be a final, given that the film has not been shown to distributors yet and a room filled with some of the most talented directors in the world might have an insight or two about how to make it better… but that’s what they insist and so I report it to you.
There is also coverage of the event in the SF Chronicle right here.

4 Responses to “Coppola Redux”

  1. The Carpetmuncher says:

    How exciting is it to have Coppola making personal movies again…
    I was even excited when he did The Rainmaker, because while it wasn’t of the quality of his great films, you could see the master at work there, with beautiful framing, score, acting…
    Great news!

  2. Roman says:

    1. I’m not sure what the point of this statement is. The story you link to claims that “Spielberg, Lucas, and Scorsese”. So, I take it, he WAS there after all.
    And, by the way, Brian DePalma wasn’t there ;). Not sure about John Milius…
    2. This could be an ego thing. Coppola is the one who financed the movie so he had the right for the “final cut”. If he feels like the movie is done, nobody is going to force him to change it.
    Besides, do you really think that despite the fact that they are incredibly talented director’s they would give Coppola any sort of advice, especially after he called it his “most personal film”.

  3. Roman says:

    Nevermind. I just re-read the article and realzied what you were saying.
    Please ignore the first part of my previous post.

  4. mutinyco says:

    Yeah, I don’t think he intends to change anything for anybody. It’s his movie. He OWNS it. This is how he always wanted to do things. He waited a decade to finance his own movies. Waited 25 years to pick up where he was in the early ’80s.
    He’ll take it to Cannes as his personal film. And work it from there.

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