Roman Coppola
American film director
Roman Coppola
Roman Coppola is an American film director and music video director.
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Roman Coppola's personal information overview.
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'Mozart in the Jungle' Author Blair Tindall
Huffington Post - about 1 year
The only people who were surprised by the Golden Globe wins for the Amazon series "Mozart in the Jungle" and its star, Gael García Bernal, were those who have not watched the steamy, sharp, and witty show about sex, drugs, and symphonic music. Oboist Blair Tindall wrote the book and is a consultant on the series, which is likely to have a third season. In an interview, Tindall talked about how the series has changed the reaction to the book, the injury she feared would stop her career, and the eleven-year process for creating the series that began with a call from a then-near unknown young actor named Jason Schwartzman. Gael García Bernal plays a somewhat eccentric but unquestionably talented and charismatic conductor. What makes somebody want to be a conductor? I'm not sure but I could tell you, but I went through some aptitude testing about 20 years ago and they confirmed that I had really excellent musical skills, that was a relief, and then they also confirmed that my per ...
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Get Your Inside Scoop on Season Two of Mozart in The Jungle
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Season two of Mozart in the Jungle premieres today on Amazon, and if you haven't already binged watched it, what are you waiting for? If you need some convincing, the cast and creator stopped by AOL.BUILD to give viewers the inside scoop on season two. After the most intense opening night for the orchestra, season one ended with a playful and flirty stare between Hailey and Rodrigo which left fans wondering if and how their relationship will progress in the second season. "It progresses in the way that I think that, while Hailey feels just happy to be there in the first season, in this season I think that she really wants to aggressively pursue her passion," said Lola Kirke. "And there's an understanding that going for the person that she feels passionate about might be a major distraction and actually get in the way." That's not the only relationship progressing in season two. At the end of season one Bradford, played by executive producer Jason Schwartzman, fin ...
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'Mozart In The Jungle' Asks An Age-Old Question: Is Classical Dead?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
"Is classical music dead?" That's the first question classical music podcaster Bradford Sharpe (Jason Schwartzman) lobs at Thomas Pembridge (Malcolm McDowell), former conductor of the fictional New York Symphony, on Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle." On the show, a dramatic comedy following 26-year-old oboe player Hailey Rutledge's (Lola Kirke) struggle to earn a seat in the famous orchestra, Thomas calls the mere suggestion that classical music is dead "sheer and utter nonsense." He declares classical music "as vibrant now as it's ever been." But the question is one the classical community has been asking itself for decades (if not centuries), and one "Mozart in the Jungle" flirts with often -- whether as obviously as Bradford's interview or more subtly. At the crux of the show's first season is a young new conductor, Rodrigo De Souza (Gael García Bernal), whom the orchestra's financiers hope will breathe new life into their institution. Inspired by the real-life conductor ...
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Which New Amazon Original Pilots Should You Stream This Weekend?
Huffington Post - about 3 years
Amazon's pilot season has begun and, just like last year, the future of the next Amazon Original series is in your hands. Ten new original pilots are now available to stream for free on Amazon and you get to vote on which ones will get picked up for series. While five of the pilots are for kids, the other five are comedies and dramas starring and written by some pretty reputable names. Since we know you only want to spend your weekend streaming the best of the best, we broke down each of the five "grown-up" pilots with our recommendations. You can watch all the pilots on Amazon. “The After” (Chris says ...) What’s it about? A group of mysteriously-linked strangers who are thrown together while trying to figure out why the world has suddenly gone all post-apocalyptic. Who’s in it? Some unfamiliar faces, Jamie Kennedy (for all you “Scream” fans), Sharon Lawrence (“NYPD Blue”) and a cameo from Smith from “Sex and the City” (who hopefully will return if the series is picked up). Shou ...
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Arcade Fire's Religious Reflektions
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Co-author Luke Ballmer is a first year student at Hamilton College. Mystical threads have always run deep through Arcade Fire's repertoire. Inversions, upside downs and inside outs emerge in "black mirrors" and the "darkness of light." Opposites are reconciled, and unification is at the core of life itself. But are things reconciled? Does unity occur? What pure reflections and connections are really possible? Reflektor questions all this, questions the utopian visions of our networked society, our abilities for intimacy, and most of all, questions the link between the living and the dead. Deflection is as prevalent as reflection. Which may go some way to explaining the misspelling of the title. Something is always off, some dust settles on the mirror, scratches and cracks appear on the disk, or a concavity emerges that warps and twists our abilities to see clearly. The reflektor may be a mirror, but it's also a hall of mirrors, a disco ball, our souls. Reflektor is a "concept" al ...
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Arcade Fire <i>Reflektor</i>
Huffington Post - over 3 years
"Uh-oh..." were the exact words out of my mouth when I saw Arcade Fire premiere some songs from their new album, Reflektor, on Saturday Night Live and their half-hour music special last month. For the first time ever, one of my all-time favorite bands sounded boring and underwhelming. I momentarily excused the band, hoping that maybe it was just that the songs didn't sound as good live as they would sound recorded. However, it genuinely pains me to say that after listening to Reflektor from start to finish repeatedly for nearly a week now, I still stand by my initial reaction: some of this music is really dull. With the release of their first full-length album, Funeral, in 2004, Arcade Fire gave us a ridiculously strong collection of songs. They were intense and dark (their debut album was called Funeral for god's sake and featured a song that translated to "A Year Without Light"). There was yelling and screaming and driving guitars. There were slower songs and moments of relief, but ...
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Tracey Harnish: The Bling Ring: Extreme Shopping
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Bling Ring, photo courtesy A24films If the characters from Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis, weren't rich and grew up in the San Fernando Valley, they might have been the characters in The Bling Ring, the new film directed by Sofia Coppola. The film based on true events, shows the rise and fall of a group of high school kids who rob the celebrities they most admire, of their jewelry, clothes, purses and shoes. Oh and any cash or drugs they can find too. On the surface, the film gives you a glimpse into the superficial life of a group of misguided teens. The first time two of the kids walk into Paris Hilton's closet after easily Googling where she lives and when she will be out of town, we see the amount of designer stuff wedged into closets the size of an average bedroom and it is stunning. It is immediately obvious that these kids were just on a shopping spree; the line between "mine" and "yours" having been erased by internet celebrity sites, star tweets, ...
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Oscar Awards: Complete List of Winners!
US Magazine - about 4 years
The 85th annual Academy Awards have finally arrived! The stars of Les Miserables, Silver Linings Playbook, Lincoln and more of this year's top films united at the Hollywood &amp; Highland Center in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 24 to find out who will win the coveted Oscar. Will Daniel Day-Lewis win Best Actor for Lincoln? Will Anne Hathaway win the Best Supporting Actress award for Les Miserables? Which film will win the Best Picture award? Check out the complete list of winners below. Us Weekly will be updating who wins throughout the night. Tell Us: Did the right movies and stars win? PHOTOS: See what the stars wore to the 2013 Oscars Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role **Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained** Phillip Seymour Hoffman, The Master Robert De Niro, Silver Linings Playbook Alan Arkin, Argo Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln Best Animated Short Film Adam and Dog Fresh Guacamole Head Over Heels Maggie Simpson in "The Longest Daycare" **Paperman** Best Animated Fe ...
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Annette Bourdeau: 'Charles Swan III' Saved By Jason Schwartzman
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The best thing about A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, the new film starring Charlie Sheen, has nothing to do with the polarizing star, or the fact that he's pretty much just playing a groovy '70s version of himself. Nor does it have anything to do with co-stars Bill Murray or Patricia Arquette, who are reliably the highlights of whatever they're in. No, the only thing that makes this snoozefest remotely watchable is Jason Schwartzman's wardrobe. The affable actor sports an amazing afro, a sleazy beard and hideous leisure suits. Best of all, though, we get to see him decked out as Carmen Miranda and a hippy cowboy in the psychedelic dream sequences. But sadly, even Schwartzman's get-ups aren't enough to sling this flick (directed by Hollywood royalty Roman Coppola) out of the "amateur" category. It's rambling at its best, and self-indulgent at its worst. The Wrap's Alonso Duralde summed it up perfectly when he wrote: "This isn't a despicable film or a lazy o ...
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The Movie Roman Coppola Has 'Seen A Million Times'
NPR - about 4 years
Writer-director Roman Coppola could watch Woody Allen's Stardust Memories a million times. "It's a film that is endlessly imaginative and has wonderful surprises at every corner," he says. » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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Let's Check in With the Coppolas: While Sofia Nabs Radziwill, Roman Gets His ... - New York Observer
Google News - about 4 years
TIME Let's Check in With the Coppolas: While Sofia Nabs Radziwill, Roman Gets His ... New York Observer When you are the children of Hollywood's godfather Francis Ford Coppola, you have big family shoes to fill. Thankfully for cousins Nicolas Cage, Jason Schwartzman and Matthew Shire, they've escaped the burden of being associated with the surname. Charlie Sheen's 'Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III'New York Times Roman Coppola, 'Charles Swan' Director, on Charlie Sheen and Getting ...Moviefone So not winningNew York Post Movie Fanatic -Reuters UK -Esquire (blog) all 49 news articles »
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Charlie Sheen’s demented non-comeback movie
Salon.com - about 4 years
Don’t you have to go away – and have people, like, actually miss you – before you can stage a comeback? But the lack of any noticeable public desire to fall crazy in love with Charlie Sheen all over again is only one of the problems with “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III,” which features sexy-vengeful Indian maidens, sexy-vengeful drone assassins in garter belts, a funeral for a toucan named Coco, and Charlie Sheen speaking Spanish with the maid. Seriously, this is one of the strangest and most painful films in recent memory. There’s no way I can make it sound coherent, and I can’t tell whether it’s supposed to be a Sheen-specific apologia pro vita sua or a grand artistic experiment by writer-director Roman Coppola (son of Francis and brother of Sofia). Some of both? I guess? Continue Reading...
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Shannon Bradley-Colleary: I Knew Roman Coppola Before Oscar Did
Huffington Post - about 4 years
A press photo of me and Roman Coppola during the shooting of that timeless, cinematic classic Smash, Crash and Burn. The year was 1989 and heavy metal, aka hair bands, were at their pinnacle. Bands with names like Abhorrence, Abruption, disEMBOWELMENT, Gorefest and Gorguts made me feel like I was taking my own life in my hands when I went to their sets at The Whisky A Go Go or Gazzarri's on Sunset Boulevard. But I had no choice. Roman Coppola had just hired me to star in the second movie of a three-picture deal he had with his father's Zoetrope Studios. I played the manager of a real-life hair band called Brunette and this formerly Mormon, sheltered USC graduate needed to do her research. I was paranoid about working on a set I imagined rife with drugs and sexually transmitted diseases you could catch simply by shaking hands with a head banger. But I arrived to a familial, laid-back set where Roman set a placid tone. His cousin, Nic Cage, would stop by and make all t ...
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Steven Spielberg Set A Record
Huffington Post - about 4 years
-- Fun stuff to know about Thursday's Oscar nominations: GOLDEN AGE: At 85 years old, Emmanuelle Riva of "Amour" is now the oldest best actress nominee, while 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis of "Beasts of the Southern Wild" is the youngest in that category. The oldest nominee across all acting categories remains Gloria Stuart, who was 87 when she received a supporting actress nod for 1997's "Titanic," and the youngest is Justin Henry, who was 8 when he was nominated as supporting actor for 1979's "Kramer vs. Kramer." VETERANS DAY: Nine of the nominees, including all of the supporting actor nominees, are previous winners: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones of "Lincoln," Denzel Washington of "Flight," Alan Arkin of "Argo," Robert De Niro of "Silver Linings Playbook," Philip Seymour Hoffman of "The Master," Christoph Waltz of "Django Unchained" and Helen Hunt of "The Sessions." Jessica Chastain, up for "Zero Dark Thirty," is the only acting contender who ...
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WGA Nominees Announced
Huffington Post - about 4 years
The Writers Guild Awards nominations have been announced, and "Argo," "Lincoln," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Life of Pi" are among the honorees. The Writers Guild of America selected both original and adapted screenplays for its awards. "Argo" (by Chris Terrio), "Lincoln" (by Tony Kushner) and "Life of Pi" (by David Magee) were joined in the adapted screenplay category by "Silver Linings Playbook" (by David O. Russell) and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (by Stephen Chbosky). The scripts for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" (by Lucy Alibar and Behn Zeitlin), "Les Miserables" (by William Nicholson) and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (by Ol Parker), all assumed Oscar contenders in the category, were not eligible for WGA Awards this year because the scripts were written outside the union's regulations. For original screenplay, the WGA honored "Zero Dark Thirty" (Mark Boal), "Flight" (by John Gatins), "Looper (by Rian Johnson), "The Master" (by Paul Thomas Anderson) and "Moo ...
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WME Agent Danny Gabai Exits to Expand Vice's Los Angeles Office (Exclusive) (Lucas Shaw/The Wrap)
Mediagazer - over 4 years
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap: WME Agent Danny Gabai Exits to Expand Vice's Los Angeles Office (Exclusive)  —  Danny Gabai, a literary agent at WME with such clients as Roman Coppola and Chris Milk, has left the agency to become executive creative director at Vice, where he will steer the expansion of the company's video production and its Los Angeles office.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Roman Coppola
    FORTIES
  • 2013
    Age 47
    As of 2013 he was directing commercials for GEICO.
    More Details Hide Details Coppola has worked in other areas of film production, including second unit direction for films as Bram Stoker's Dracula, Jack, The Rainmaker, Youth Without Youth, Tetro (all five directed by his father), The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited (both directed by Wes Anderson; Darjeeling was co-written and produced by Coppola) and his sister Sofia's films The Virgin Suicides and Marie Antoinette. Coppola also co-wrote Golden-Globe nominated teenage tale Moonrise Kingdom with Anderson, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2009 2013 2014
  • 2012
    Age 46
    Coppola's second feature was A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III, which debuted in 2012 at the Rome Film Festival.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 38
    Coppola is the co-owner of American Zoetrope with his sister Sofia Coppola., and has done a number of stints directing commercials, including Burger King's 2004 "Ugoff" ad campaign.
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  • 2001
    Age 35
    He founded production company The Directors Bureau and directed all the music videos for The Strokes' 2001 debut album Is This It, as well as "12:51" for Room on Fire.
    More Details Hide Details His other music videos include clips for Daft Punk, Lilys, Moby, The Presidents of the United States of America, Ween, Green Day, and Fatboy Slim. His music video for Phoenix's "Funky Squaredance" was invited into permanent collection at the New York Museum of Modern Art. He has also been a supporter of cousin Jason Schwartzman's musical side project, Coconut Records.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 26
    Later he oversaw the in-camera visual effects for his father's 1992 film Bram Stoker's Dracula. Coppola's feature-film debut, CQ premiered in an out of competition slot at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.
    More Details Hide Details Set in the 60s, the film centres on a young film editor trying to juggle his personal and professional life as he works in Paris on a sci fi adventure, and his own personal art film. Coppola wrote and directed.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1974
    Age 8
    Coppola had a small role as one of the sons of Tom Hagen during the funeral scene in his father's breakthrough film The Godfather. He also played Santino Corleone as a young boy in 1974's The Godfather Part II.
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  • 1965
    Born
    Born on April 22, 1965.
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