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2014-04-01 23:27:49

Susan Johnston, producer and founder of the New Media Film Festival, announced today that Roger Corman, the filmmaker, Honorary Academy Award-winner and pioneering producer/director/screenwriter/ actor, will be the recipient of the festival's coveted Legend Award. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Susan Johnston, producer and founder of the New Media Film Festival, announced today that Roger Corman, the filmmaker, Honorary Academy Award-winner and pioneering...

2011-04-25 07:30:00

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- OVERVIEW: From legendary director George Lucas (Star Wars) and celebrated producer Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather), American Graffiti Special Edition is an Academy Award®-nominated classic coming-of-age story set against the 1960s backdrop of hot rods, drive-ins and rock n' roll. Debuting for the first time on Blu-ray(TM) on May 31, 2011 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment and featuring a new...

2010-07-26 11:12:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LIONSGATE® (NYSE: LGF), the leading next generation studio, has entered into a multi-year home entertainment distribution agreement with legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola's Zoetrope Corporation, it was announced today by Lionsgate President and Co-Chief Operating Officer Steve Beeks and Francis Ford Coppola on behalf of American Zoetrope. Under the terms of the arrangement, Lionsgate obtains the North...

2010-03-10 09:25:00

BERKELEY, Calif., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- American Zoetrope, the film studio created and used by filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola since 1970, recently completed the mix of Sofia Coppola's upcoming film "Somewhere" using their new Meyer Sound Cinema Experience monitoring system. This same system was used to mix Mr. Coppola's 2009 release of "Tetro". "I'm very impressed with the effortless power and clarity of sound of the Meyer Sound cinema system," says Francis Ford Coppola. "If only every...

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2009-08-19 21:46:43

U.S. film actor Jason Schwartzman has married his girlfriend, clothing designer Brady Cunningham, after three years of dating, a publicist for Schwartzman said. The Rushmore, Shopgirl and The Darjeeling Limited star's publicist told People.com the couple married at their home in California's San Fernando Valley last month. It was a very small ceremony with many family members and close friends, said the actor's representative, Matt Labov. Schwartzman is the son of actress Talia Shire, the...

2009-02-08 13:41:51

A lawyer for the estate of the late U.S. author Mario Puzo, who wrote The Godfather, has settled a lawsuit over a computer game named after the novel. Puzo estate lawyer Bert Fields said the terms of the settlement with Paramount Pictures were similar to a previous dispute resolution between the two sides, Sky News reported Saturday. However, details were not revealed. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court last June alleged Paramount failed to compensate Puzo's estate for the 2006...

2008-10-12 00:00:24

By Demetrios Matheou Nights in Rodanthe George C Wolfe 97 MINS, PG Mirrors Alexandre Aja 110 MINS, 15 Mutant Chronicles Simon Hunter 111 MINS, 18 Richard Gere and Diane Lane first co-starred together in 1984, in Francis Ford Coppola's The Cotton Club. This was in the actor's heyday, the period of American Gigolo, when Gere's narcissism was at its most unrestrained, and its most interesting. No leading man has been so unconcerned whether we liked him or not. And it did the trick: we...

2008-09-23 06:00:23

By Mike Snider The Godfather is remembered as a dark picture. But over the years it has become less dark than intended. The opening scene of the best-picture Oscar winner is the ultimate example. Emerging from shadow is the face of Bonasera (Salvatore Corsitto), the father who asks Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) for a favor on the day of the Don's daughter's wedding. But when director Francis Ford Coppola saw the 1972 film on a screen for its 25th anniversary, he thought, "Gee, the...

2008-06-30 21:02:28

A newly remastered version of Hollywood's classic Godfather trilogy is to debut on DVD and Blu-Ray this fall, Paramount Home Entertainment said Monday. The Godfather: The Coppola Restoration Collection is to go on sale Sept. 23. All three films in Francis Ford Coppola's star-studded gangster saga will be available individually, or in a five-DVD collection or four-disc Blu-ray set, which are loaded with all-new special features, Paramount said. Robert A. Harris of the Film Preserve...


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  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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