The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia

By (author) James M. Welsh, Gene D. Phillips, Rodney F. Hill

Hardback - £77.00

Publication date:

27 August 2010

Length of book:

346 pages


Scarecrow Press

ISBN-13: 9780810876507

Francis Ford Coppola's career has spanned five decades, from low budget films he produced in the early 1960s to more personal films of recent years. Because of the tremendous popular success of The Godfather and the tremendous critical success of its sequel, Coppola is considered to be one of the best directors of all time.

The entries in this encyclopedia focus on all aspects of Coppola's work—from his early days with producer Roger Corman to his films as
the director of the 1970s. This extensive reference contains material on all of the films Coppola has played a role in, from screenwriter to producer to director, including such classics as Patton, The Godfather, The Conversation, The Godfather Part II, and Apocalypse Now. Each entry is followed by a bibliography of published sources, both in print and online, making The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia the most comprehensive reference on this director's body of work.
Welsh (coauthor, Literature into Film) and Gene D. Phillips and Rodney F. Hill (coauthors, The Encyclopedia of Stanley Kubrick) have compiled a definitive reference on the actors, characters, movies, programs, influences, and other significant elements impacting the work of Francis Ford Coppola. Figure profiles offer individual biographical details and an examination of professional trajectories. Movie-related entries provide fabulous, little-known backstories. Each entry is signed and followed by bibliographic references....Essential for Coppola enthusiasts and film studies collections.