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Francis Ford Coppla Visits Croatia's Walled City Of Dubrovnik

Another celebrity type post, but this one is probably a little more recognizable to people. Legendary director, producer and screen writer  Francis Ford Coppola just recently arrived to the Croatian coast, to the famous walled city of Dubrovnik. I've mentioned on previous posts about the amount of world famous celebrities that come annually, especially the summer months, to various locations along the Croatain coast or one of the many islands. I'm a big fan of his movies so doing this one was no problem. (Martin Scorsese is high on my list among the great ones too, both directors making films around the same time that are cinematic masterpieces.  Just too many great films over the years to choose a favourite)

I decided to add below also a short excerpt from "Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse" An insightful behind the scenes look at the production of his award winning film "Apocalypse Now" If you haven't seen this, then try to watch the whole documentary to gain insight into the making of this groundbreaking film.  A lot of interesting eye opening information and insight into the making of the movie. Also, I know Francis is a big fan of Marlon Brando, (Always a big fan since seeing "Mutiny on the Bounty" as a kid) myself.  The Academy Award winning film "The Godfather" netted Francis Ford Coppola "Best Picture" and Marlon the "Best Actor" awards.....

Legendary film director Francis Ford Coppola visits the Croatian street of Stradum on March 30, 2012 in Dubrovnik, Croatia. (March 30, 2012 - Photo by FameFlynet Pictures)


The Godfather of All Directors Coppola, Arrives in Dubrovnik, Croatia

 - Fotograf: Tonći Plazibat / CROPIX


30 March 2012

With spring, numerous tourists flock to the beautiful Croatian city of Dubrovnik, including many celebrities from all around the world. We have just heard that the famous American director Francis Ford Coppola is currently staying in the city!

He arrived to the airport Cilipi with his private jet and as we found out, this is his second visit to Dubrovnik.
The famous director should stay in the city until Sunday and he came to the airport from Paris.

 Interview at his hotel

Coppola became famous directing the Godfather in 1972., that became one of the top films of all times and won three Oscars. The story about the Italian mafia families Godfather II gets six Oscar 1974. Coppola directs The next big hit in 1979 film with theme related to the Vietnam War - Apocalypse Now.

As we have learned, Coppola arrived to Dubrovnik on vacation, but you never know.. the city might become the scene for his new film spectacle!

The New York Times recommends its readers a visit to Croatian city of Dubrovnik naming it 'St. Tropez of The Balkans'

A short look at the making of Francis Ford Coppola's at the time controversial film "Apocalypse Now. (Not for the squeamish)

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