Posts Tagged ‘Francis Ford Coppola’

Kevin Brownlow to get Honorary Oscar

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010


Film preservationist, Kevin Brownlow to receive Honorary Academy Award; Francis Ford Coppola gets Thalberg Award



Kevin Brownlow (Todd Wawrychuk / ©A.M.P.A.S.)


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present honorary awards to British film historian and preservationist Kevin Brownlow; French New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard, who made his feature directorial debut 50 years ago with “Breathless”; and veteran actor Eli Wallach, whose credits include “The Magnificent Seven” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly”.


The film academy’s Board of Governors also voted Monday to present Francis Ford Coppola, director and producer of “The Godfather,” among other films, with the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.


The awards will be presented at the academy’s second annual Governors Awards dinner Nov. 13 at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland Center.


To read more, click here to check out today’s article at  the Alt Film Guide



Carmine Coppola’s 100th Birthday

Friday, June 11th, 2010


Carmine Coppola







Click below to listen to Intermezzo by Carmine Coppola from The Godfather III





August Coppola Obituary

Friday, October 30th, 2009


August Coppola dies at 75; professor was father of Nicolas Cage and brother of Francis Ford Coppola


 August Coppola


The educator taught comparative literature at Cal State Long Beach and was a California State University system trustee before moving to San Francisco State.


By Claire Noland
Los Angeles Times
October 30, 2009


August Coppola, a former literature professor who was the father of actor Nicolas Cage and brother of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire, has died. He was 75.


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