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3.3
427 Ratings

One from the Heart

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola
United States, 1982
Drama, Romance, Musical

Synopsis

In Las Vegas, Franny, a Fremont Street travel agent, dreams of taking off to the exotic locales to which she sends her clients. Meanwhile, her husband Hank is preoccupied with the purchase of their spacious, slightly seedy Spanish Moderne home as a good investment.

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One from the Heart Directed by Francis Ford Coppola

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1983 | Nominee: Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score

Critics reviews

Evoking both the melancholy romanticism of Jacques Demy’s The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and the lushly artificial sets of such MGM evergreens as Singin’ in the Rain, the film takes place during a Fourth of July weekend, in a warm-neon Las Vegas built entirely on the soundstages of Coppola’s soon-to-go-bust Zoetrope Studios.
August 29, 2017
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Much of the spectatorial pleasure involves the beautiful, complex set design, colorful lighting and general cinematographic hubris—DP Vittorio Storaro makes every shot look like it took a week to stage, and set decorator Leslie Frankenheimer would wind up transporting much of the film’s expensive neon lighting to the set of BLADE RUNNER.
July 26, 2013
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Viewed 20 years later, the film’s not half bad. Shot entirely on a Zoetrope set (as the credits proudly announce), One from the Heart is not only an important marker in cinematic history—that is, as the death knoll for ’70s cinema—but a movie musical that’s a lot more fun than such hollow efforts as the overly edited Moulin Rouge (2001) and Chicago (2002).
January 01, 2004
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