Eleanor Coppola
American filmmaker
Eleanor Coppola
Eleanor Coppola is an American documentary filmmaker, artist, and writer. She is the wife of director Francis Ford Coppola. She is most known for her 1991 documentary film Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse as well as other documentaries chronicling the films of her husband and children. Coppola currently lives on her family's winery in Napa Valley, California.
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Authors Honoring Artists: A Lesson in Charity and the Power of Women
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Have you ever wanted to support a cause dear to you, but didn't know where to start? Authors, Heather Webb (RODIN'S LOVER) and Betsy Franco (NAKED) teamed up filmmaker Jennifer Webb to create an evening dedicated to showcasing female artists and fundraising for the charity, WomenArts. I talked with Heather about what caused her to become involved in a charity event for female artists and her experience as a writer finding ways to give back to the community. Tell me about the evening Where the Book Ends Meet. Who is this benefitting? Where the Book Ends Meet is a really special event. I've never participated in anything else like it. Not only will it honor brilliant sculptor Camille Claudel through both my novel, RODIN'S LOVER and Betsy Franco's novel NAKED, but it will also honor all women who are passionate about the arts. In fact, the event will feature ten female artists from all disciplines, including fashion design, acting, photography and the visual arts. In addition to ...
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Filmmaker Sofia Coppola to wed in Italian town - Houston Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
Photo: Donato Fasano / AP Eleanor Coppola, right, wife of filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola stands by an unidentified woman as she looks from the balcony of the historic "Palazzo Margherita" prior to the wedding of her daughter Sofia Coppola,
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Sofia, a Italia por otro matrimonio - El Universal.mx
Google News - over 5 years
Es hija del director y productor Francis Ford Coppola y Eleanor Coppola, con lo que tiene ascendencia irlandesa, inglesa e italiana. Cuando estuvo casada con el director Spike Jonze presentaron una demanda de separación alegando “diferencias
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Francis Ford Coppola im Gespräch - FAZ - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Google News - over 5 years
... zwei Mal mit der Goldenen Palme von Cannes. Nach einer längeren Pause dreht er von 2007 an kleine persönliche Filme wie „Youth Without Youth“ (2007) und „Tetro“ (2009). Seit 1963 ist er mit Eleanor Coppola verheiratet. Das Paar hat drei Kinder
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Impacts of Sept. 11 and aftermath - Napa Valley Register
Google News - over 5 years
Eleanor Coppola's “Ghost Fence” comprises 22 white-tipped posts representing dead loved ones. Willis entered her three-part solar plate etching, “Smolder.” Rob Keller contributed his birth certificate dated Sept. 11, 1964. And large as life,
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The Napa Valley Museum explores the art of living between war and peace - Napa Valley Register
Google News - over 5 years
“Ghost Fence” by Eleanor Coppola, is one of the contributions to the new show at the Napa Valley Museum. Submitted photos • Opens Friday, Aug. 5 and runs daily from 10 am to 5 pm in the museum's upstairs gallery, closed Tuesdays and on major holidays
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The Art Of Darkness – Apocalypse Now & Full Metal Jacket - Movies I Didn't Get
Google News - over 5 years
As Coppola himself says about the making of the film in Fax Bahr, George Hickenlooper and Eleanor Coppola's 1991 documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse, “We were out there with too much equipment, too much money and too much time
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DVD review: Apocalypse Now Blu-Ray - Scotsman
Google News - over 5 years
The film comes in both its 1979 and extended, inferior Redux version, and there's a cleaned-up copy of Hearts of Darkness, the ultimate making-of doc compiled largely from Eleanor Coppola's video diaries charting her husband's crack-up in the
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Apocalypse Now arriva in Blu-ray, scopri il materiale esclusivo delle due ... - FilmUp.com
Google News - over 5 years
... la Collector's Edition a tre dischi, in versione limitata, che contiene anche il documentario Hearts of Darkness di Eleanor Coppola ed alcuni cimeli da collezione (cartoline con foto scattate sul set, un Booklet esclusivo che racconta attraverso lo
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Il Blu-ray di Apocalypse Now - Collector's edition - Movieplayer.it
Google News - over 5 years
A corredo c'è anche il commento audio della stessa Eleanor Coppola e altro materiale extra: la sceneggiatura di John Milius con le note scritte a mano da Coppola, una galleria di storyboard (11'), un archivio fotografico (con immagini dal set ee le
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Das Risiko, seinen Verstand zu verlieren - Deutschlandradio
Google News - over 5 years
Über seinen Prozess der egomanischen Selbstfindung und der künstlerischen Besessenheit nimmt Eleanor Coppola da kein Blatt vor den Mund: "Ich denke, bei dem Film ging es um das Risiko, sein Geld zu riskieren, seinen Verstand zu riskieren
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Apocalypse Now - Full Disclosure - Blu-ray - Monsters and Critics
Google News - over 5 years
Abgerundet wird das Paket vom vorzüglichen Dokumentarfilm 'Hearts of Darkness' (1991), der mit zwei Emmys ausgezeichnet wurde. Eleanor Coppola zeigt in 96 Minuten, wie sich ihr Mann bei den Dreharbeiten von 'Apocalypse Now' fast im 'Herzen der
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WIN: APOCALYPSE NOW On Blu-ray, We Have 3 Copies To Give Away - Obsessed With Film
Google News - almost 6 years
Disc 3: Hearts of Darkness feature / Audio commentary by Francis and Eleanor Coppola / John Milius script excerpt with Francis Ford Coppola notes / Storyboard Collection / Photo Archive: unit photography, Mary Ellen Mark photography / Marketing
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Divine dispatches: a religion roundup - The Guardian
Google News - almost 6 years
This works great for poultry and other such smaller animals, but it can be botched when dealing with larger animals such as pigs, goats and cows (remember the carabao slaughter that Eleanor Coppola filmed for Apocalypse Now?), hence the stunning method
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Apocalypse Now in Blu-ray - Persinsala.it
Google News - almost 6 years
Tre 3 dischi, in edizione limitata, contenenti tutti i contenuti della Special Edition, ulteriori extra come la versione integrale di “Viaggio all'Inferno”: l'Apocalisse di un Regista (documentario girato sul set da Eleanor Coppola)
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Apocalypse now: il Blu-ray dall'8 giugno - NanoPress
Google News - almost 6 years
Nella Collector's Edition di 3 dischi, in edizione limitata, trovate anche la versione integrale del documentario girato sul set del film da Eleanor Coppola, Viaggio all'Inferno: l'Apocalisse di un Regista, un booklet da collezione “Nel Cuore del Film”
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Apocalypse Now, tutti i dettagli del Blu Ray e della Collector's Edition! - Everyeye Network
Google News - almost 6 years
La Collector's Edition in 3 Dischi con un inedito packaging in cartoncino include anche il documentario "Viaggio all'Inferno": L'Apocalisse di un Regista, la versione integrale del documentario diretto da Eleanor Coppola relativo alla realizzazione del
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Eleanor Coppola
    FIFTIES
  • 1991
    Age 54
    She is most known for her 1991 documentary film Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse as well as other documentaries chronicling the films of her husband and children.
    More Details Hide Details Coppola currently lives on her family's winery in Napa Valley, California.
  • FORTIES
  • 1979
    Age 42
    Her recordings of the hectic film process were all recorded and later released in her memoir Notes on the Making of Apocalypse Now which were released in 1979.
    More Details Hide Details The book chronicled such events as the near destruction of the film's production as well as the stress that both cast and crew were suffering from at the time. This would not be the only documentation of the making of Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now as she decided to film a documentary based on the same movie. The documentary film Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse was co-directed by Eleanor Coppola, Fax Bahr, and George Hickenlooper. In the film, Eleanor narrates the trials and difficulties surrounding the production of the award-winning film as not only problems arose with the studio but also the cast and crew working at the time. Such events caught on camera include the nervous breakdown of the film's lead Martin Sheen as well as the trouble facing Francis Ford Coppola when an expensive set was destroyed. The documentary film was released in 1991, which went on to win several awards such as the Emmy for "Outstanding Individual Achievement – Informational Programming – Directing". The film was also nominated for a Director’s Guild of America (DGA) Documentary Award in 1991.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1976
    Age 39
    While Eleanor Coppola may not consider herself a writer, she has nonetheless been able to write two successful books. Her first book, Notes on the Making of Apocalypse Now, recorded the film's journey from 1976 to 1979.
    More Details Hide Details Her detailed note-taking continued in other areas of her life as she collected and wrote about her life's major events. With notes consisting of thirty year time span, Eleanor would go on to write the book Notes on a Life. The memoir Notes on a Life follows thirty years of Eleanor Coppola's life as she juggles raising children and being there for Francis as he directs films that move the family from place to place. The book consists of short passages from each day beginning with the death of her oldest son Gian-Carlo Coppola at the age of 22 and the birth of her granddaughter Gia just months later. The death of Gian-Carlo Coppola serves as a constant reminder throughout the entire book. The book is told through her own point of view and although she mentions certain events concerning those around her, such as the controversy surrounding Francis' decision to cast Sofia in The Godfather Part III. Her memoir chronicles the inner struggles and problems the family faced at the time.
    For her early film career, Eleanor Coppola spent much of her time accompanying her husband on his film shoots. In 1976, she began documenting the making of Coppola's war film Apocalypse Now.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1963
    Age 26
    The couple had been dating for several months when Eleanor discovered in 1963 that she was pregnant. Initially Eleanor considered giving the baby up for adoption, but was convinced otherwise by Francis Ford Coppola. The couple married in Las Vegas on February 2, 1963 and gave birth to their first son Gian-Carlo Coppola.
    More Details Hide Details Years later, Eleanor gave birth to Roman and Sofia Coppola. While Eleanor Coppola has not had the same lengthy film career as her husband and children, she was a constant presence on films directed by her famous family members. Her film contribution consists of mainly documentaries in which she has acted as director, cinematographer, videographer, and writer. Many of her documentaries consist of behind-the-scenes looks at such films as Marie Antoinette, which was directed by her daughter Sofia Coppola. In her documentaries, Eleanor captures the struggles that have endangered her family's films even before they made it onto the big screen. Through her film work, Eleanor Coppola is able to illustrate not only what goes into a film financially, but also capture the emotional toll filmmaking has on the individuals on and off the camera.
  • 1962
    Age 25
    While working on the set of the 1962 horror film Dementia 13, she met her future husband Francis Ford Coppola.
    More Details Hide Details Her position was assistant art director, while Coppola was making his directorial debut with the film.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1936
    Born
    Eleanor Coppola was born Eleanor Jessie Neil, on May 4, 1936, in Los Angeles, California.
    More Details Hide Details Her father was a political cartoonist for the Los Angeles Examiner who died when she was 10 years old. She was raised by her mother in Sunset Beach, California. She graduated from UCLA with a degree in applied design and was a member of the women's fraternity Alpha Chi Omega (Alpha Psi chapter).
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