(American Zoetrope | Getty Images)Roman Coppola's new film, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, is a character study of a self-obsessed and creative man who's dealing with the aftermath of a break up. For Coppola, whose pedigree is well-documented (son to Francis Ford, brother to Sofia, cousin to Jason Schwartzman and Nicolas Cage), Charles Swan is a new chapter in an already successful career. Known chiefly for his screenwriting work (he's Oscar nominated this year for Moonrise...Read Full Story
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All flash and zero substance, Charles Swan is an ambitious attempt to recreate the magic of films like Annie Hall or Stardust Memories.
While it's tempting to give Roman Coppola credit for what he's trying to do rather than what he's done, it wouldn't be fair to all the other movies that tried and actually succeeded. Films like Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Inception, and Deconstructing Harry all use...Read Full Story
Four “cinemagraphs” provide a peek into the new comedy starring Charlie Sheen and Bill Murray.
Roman Coppola's new comedy, A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, which opens on February 8th (but is already available for VOD) has the signs of buzzability written all over it. The film stars Charlie Sheen, in his first film role since the unfortunate events. Playing the title character, the part of a man caught in a "downward spiral of doubt, confusion and reflection" is perhaps not such...Read Full Story
Earlier in the year, the Intel Corporation launched a worldwide scriptwriting competition in conjunction with W Hotels to unearth a new crop of creative talent. As part of the Ultrabook Experience program, the contest invited aspiring filmmakers to conjure up a self contained short-film script with only two criteria: To be set at any one of the 43 worldwide W Hotels and feature the Intel-inspired Ultrabook as a key plot point. After receiving over a thousand entries, a panel of high calibre...Read Full Story
With his recent Oscar bid, Roman Coppola is part of a famous dynasty that includes more members than any other family in Academy Awards history.
He is nominated along with Wes Anderson in Best Original Screenplay for "Moonrise Kingdom." They are competing against "Amour," "Django Unchained,", "Flight,", and "Zero Dark Thirty." Our exclusive Gold Derby odds have them in fourth place at 6/1, trailing a good bit behind "Zero Dark Thirty" at 13/5.
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While a good music video director, Roman Coppola doesn't hold a candle to his father when it comes to movies. He has been a second unit director in some movies as well as helping his sister direct others, but nothing like The Godfather has come out of him...at least not yet.