Hank and Frannie don’t seem to be able to live together anymore. After a five-year relationship, lustful and dreamy Fanny leaves down-to-earth Hank on the anniversary of their relationship. Each one of them meets their dream mate, but as bright as they may seem, they are but a stage of lights and colours. Will true love prevail over a seemingly glamorous passion? Welcome to Coppola’s Broadway-like romantic musical. –IMDb
He was born in 1939 in Detroit, USA, but he grew up in a New York suburb in a creative, supportive Italian-American family. His father was a composer and musician Carmine Coppola. His mother had been an actress. Francis Ford Coppola graduated with a degree in drama from Hofstra University, and did graduate work at UCLA in filmmaking. He was training as assistant with filmmaker Roger Corman, working in such capacities as soundman, dialogue director, associate producer and, eventually, director of Dementia 13 (1963), Coppola’s first feature film. During the next four years, Coppola was involved in a variety of script collaborations, including writing an adaptation of This Property is Condemned, by Tennessee Williams (with Fred Coe and Edith Sommer), and screenplays for Is Paris Burning?, and Patton, the film for which Coppola won a Best Adapted Screenplay Academy Award. In 1966, Coppola’s 2nd film brought him critical acclaim and a Master of Fine Arts degree. In 1969, Coppola and George… read more
It is amazing that Coppola could have made such an awful film. Frederic Forrest and Teri Garr are an unlikable couple, and I did not care about their brake-up, and nor did I care when they got back together in the end. The musical numbers are dull, and sometimes the music did not seem to properly fit with the action. The whole thing is dull. Was Coppola seriously burnt out after Apocalypse Now?
I have to say the story is nothing special and kind of dull, the songs could be better and i say that as a tom waits fan. The filmis full of ideas and is amazing technically as it is all filmed on sets and feels realistic. almost like watching filmed theater. That is the only fascination that is to be had in watching the film. Though i give Francis Ford Coopola props for being a renassiance man