Hall Baltimore used to be a celebrated writer. His first novel, Fortune’s Pilgrim, was even heralded by the New York Times. But these days he’s reduced himself to witchcraft-themed genre quickies, excessive drinking and arguing with his wife via Skype. We meet Baltimore in the midst of a book-signing tour, albeit one that flits from small town to small town rather than city to city. His current destination, as Tom Waits’ narration informs us, is a place “for those who want to be left alone”. It’s a town so small that its bookshop is, in reality, just a couple of shelves in the hardware store. It does, however, have some very distinctive features: a seven-faced clock-tower, each of which tells a different time; a mass murderer “a while back” who slaughtered twelve children; a very famous visitor, once upon a time, in the guise of Edgar Allan Poe; and a corpse in the morgue with a stake through her heart. —Thedigitalfix.com
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
What am I, what's artistic creation ? An intense end-of-career movie that reminded me of One From the Heart. Either you like it either you hate it ! Masterpiece.
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A few critics find Twixt to be Coppola’s “silliest work ever,” but most are kicking back and reveling in the “imaginative WTF-ness.”