Tag: Francis Ford Coppola

Gene Hackman: The French Connection & The Conversation

This year’s winter project featuring a classic male actor I am sketchy about is Gene Hackman. Based upon recommendations, I’m starting off with a strong pair that many have remarked were Gene’s best-known or favorite performance. Competing against The Last Picture Show at the 1972 Oscars, The French…

Film Spotlight: Apocalypse Now

“Apocalypse Now is not about Vietnam; it is Vietnam.”  So says legendary Francis Ford Coppola. As years roll by and great films turn into classics, certain classics become epic by proportion. 35 years later, Apocalypse Now is such an example. How many times have…