Scion of a phenomenal family and a regular guest at Cinequest, Christopher Coppola is chairman of the film program at SF Art Institute. A pupil of George Kuchar’s, Coppola now supervises the classes that the pioneer underground filmmaker once taught at SFAI. He’s adding VR to the curriculum at the school. He’ll be presenting “Universe at Play” a fantasy short about the collision between the world of a beatnik composer and a forest troll.
Coppola’s appearance at the fest will be part of the way Cinequest is doubling down on its VR component Cinequest s. Viveport is presenting a VR Experience Lounge, and Samsung hosts a six-program selection of Virtual Reality Cinema shorts. Mar 1-4 the fest offers a series of VR Workshops, where tips on scriptwriting, post-production, and monetizing are offered up, “How to make money off of all this is important to students,” Coppola observed.
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Jeffrey "Blue Shark" Gliwa and Christopher Coppola Announce Plans to Build New Film Studio in the Bay Area
Jeffrey Gliwa, Blue Shark Pictures, Christopher Coppola and CRCoppola Enterprises just announced plans to build a high value, low budget film studio somewhere in the Bay Area, perhaps the Presidio, to be called Blue Shark Pictures, the name of Gliwa’s company. This studio will be built in the architecture of Zoetrope, which was designed from inception to conception by Francis Ford Coppola.
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Film trivia is vital to breaking awkward silences and enlivening the dullest of evenings everywhere, so prepare to dazzle your friends with these 51 trivia facts you might not know.
1. Die Hard originated from the failed script of Commando 2.
2. Samuel L. Jackson demanded that the studio keep Snakes on a Plane as the title because it was the only reason he accepted the role.
3. Rather than use CGI, Tim Burton had 40 squirrels trained to crack nuts for Charlie & The Chocolate Factory.
4. Due to a zipper breaking, Olivia Newton-John had to be sewn into the trousers she wears in the last carnival scene of Grease.
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Torch, showing at the Mill Valley Film Festival in San Rafael, CA, on October 8th. Produced by, Christopher Coppola, Jeffrey Gliwa, and Alain Silver.
The lush rain forests of Belize should be a welcome home to brilliant vegetation, buzzing bugs, and raucous birds. But in this jungle thriller, it provides excellent cover for supernatural forces, menacing jaguars, and bandits with a plan. Many years after the mysterious deaths of her parents, the now adult but still fragile Clara returns with her new love, the smoldering Gabriel, to her grandfather August’s Belize compound. Gradually, Clara realizes that returning to the place she loved also means confronting her fears. Dreams merge into reality when her whole world suddenly and mysteriously turns upside down. Who can she trust? With drummers beating and beasts looming, local allies try to protect Clara from both new and old villains. Christopher Coppola’s (Sacred Blood, MVFF 2015) exquisite cinematography and use of a local cast add a layer of authenticity to a tangled tale, in which only the jungle paradise knows the secrets that loom within.
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Symbolism is an underlying and often distinct theme that pervades a work of writing. It is usually buried very subtly under the main narrative of a story or conversation in order to reinforce the main themes and add a certain layer of depth that would be missing otherwise. It is something that has always been regarded more as a term for an aspect featured in literature rather than in film. This may be true but it doesn’t stop many filmmakers from employing the use of symbolism in their movies in very subtle ways. After all, many films are adapted from books every year no matter how loose the adaptations may be. The influence of literature on filmmakers has lead to a crossing of the two mediums that can either be amazing, like Rosemary’s Baby or The Exorcist, or awful like I, Robot or The Stand. For this article I wanted to mix films that have supplemented the symbolism from their source material and others that are original cinematic works. I felt that this would be the best way to show how original films can still carry traits that are influenced by literature. One thing to consider before you read on is some of these may be well known by cinephiles, which I took into consideration when writing, so you will find familiar topics if you are a cinephile. I tried to make the list a combination of subtle hints of symbolism that casual filmgoers never noticed, while also adding entries that seasoned film lovers, like myself, would find interesting. With that being said, I now present to you 11 classic movies with amazing symbolism that you never noticed…
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Emil Jannings, a German actor who would go on to make propaganda films for the Nazis in the 1930s, was the first recipient of the legendary Oscar. Had there been a mistake? Well, yes. Reputedly, the real winner that year – 1929 – was Rin Tin Tin, the 11-year-old German Shepherd rescued from wartime France in 1918 by a US airman. Rin Tin Tin had gone on to become one of the most popular and profitable Hollywood stars at the time when silent movies were giving way to the talkies.
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Before faceless multiplexes became the norm, one could always spot a movie theater in the distance, even if it was your first visit to that town. A large illuminated vertical sign announced the name of the cinema, and the triangular marquee below was lined with tiny blinking light bulbs. Even if the film being shown was a dud, that sign out front just lured you inside.
And that was just one of the trimmings that used to make “going to the movies” an event, a night out on the town. If you remember when an usher would scold you for speaking too loud, or had a grandma who had a full set of china only because she’d faithfully attended weeks of Dish Nights, these 11 artifacts might bring back some fond memories.
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Technical innovations change the way we make films — usually, but not always, for the better. The search is always on to make films faster and cheaper with higher picture quality and more spectacular effects, but technology also has an influence on the kind of films we find ourselves making. In a future part I’m going look at all this in relation to cameras, but firstly, some examples in the world of editing. I’ll start with a history lesson.
Just one piece of equipment can change the way we edit. Take something, for instance, as simple as the guillotine tape splicer, introduced by CIR of Italy in the late 1960s (by tape splicer, I mean a splicer for joining film using transparent sticky tape, not a splicer for joining audio tape, although they existed too).
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Writer Paul Haggis talks to producer Ed Zwick at the premier of their movie “Don’t Move.”
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A movie producer is the person responsible for making sure an appealing, high-quality movie is produced on time and within budget. That means supervising and packaging the project from conception to distribution to theaters, while interfacing with the studio and managing the work of hundreds of individuals [source: Full Sail].
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