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Take Me Home: Francis Ford Coppola’s “One From the Heart” at 40

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By Greg Cwik Gun to my head, I would probably say that Francis Ford Coppola is our best living American filmmaker. I know that’s a bold claim, histrionic even, but hear me out. Martin Scorsese is, of course, his one serious competitor, having directed just as many great and important films — maybe more — and Marty’s contributions to cinema via The Film Foundation and as a proponent of obscure and foreign films are redoubtable, but there’s just something about Coppola, his idiosyncrasies, the way he takes huge risks going way over budget at his own expense, his innovations, his grand ambitions….

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