The Godfather may be considered the biggest success by Francis Ford Coppola, but there were several other major hits by the acclaimed director. Four of Coppola’s films have actually made it into the top 100 films at the American Film Institute. Sure, The Godfather, only behind Citizen Kane, is considered the second best film of all time, but fans claim that some of the other works by Coppola are better.
Many consider Apocalypse Now to be Coppola’s best film.
According to the American Film Institute, while The Godfather is considered the second best film of all time, the critics of Rotten Tomatoes consider another Coppola film just as amazing. On the famously critical platform, Apocalypse Now has a remarkable 98 percent ranking.
The latest ‘Godfather III’ cut by Francis Ford Coppola will try to drag you into the film one more time.
The film, released in 1979, established many major stars’ careers. In the Vietnam War-era fighting film, Robert Duvall, Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen all starred.
The film was based upon Joseph Conrad’s book Heart of Darkness.
Another fan favorite is Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
In 1992, with Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Coppola revived the classic horror film.
The gothic film was extremely well received, starring Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins. It is claimed that Coppola is the director who, after Hollywood had overused it in several more campier horror films, resurrected Dracula’s plot.
The ego of Christian Slater stopped him from having the role of Keanu Reeves.
Coppola was said to have made a major mistake with the film, however. Several critics argued that it made little sense to cast Keanu Reeves in the movie. Several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, argued that in his position, Reeves, who until then had been mainly known for much less serious films, was overmatched.
The hype about The Godfather Part II has eclipsed one of Coppola’s best films.
Coppola made The Godfather Part II in 1974, and the movie didn’t beat its predecessor at the box office, but it created tremendous hype. The buzz was so big that, except for the most experienced film connoisseurs, another 1974 film Coppola directed was mostly forgotten.
Coppola released a film he had written, produced and directed nine months before The Godfather Part II hit theaters. Harry Caul, a surveillance specialist who grapples with the ramifications of capturing private conversations, including his own paranoia, follows The Conversation.
Several Academy Awards, including Best Picture, were nominated for the film. To The Godfather Part II it lost the coveted division.