Note 1: There is a great story to be written solely about the roller-coaster of Coppola’s finances – perhaps from the p.o.v. of his aggrieved accountant. | back to article |

Note 2: Shortly after production, he is put on lithium at the suggestion of Warren Beatty. His wife later thanked Beatty for saving Coppola’s life. | back to article |

Note 3: A crucifixion that, in the grand Coppola tradition, will be in glorious Technicolor, while his younger brother Marty prefers his in black and white. | back to article |

Note 4: It is true that Michael also lies to his wife – but Coppola saw lying to God, the Father, as more violently profane. | back to article |

Note 5: This, by the way, marks the end of meaningful violence in the movies…screen violence that carries a moral sting – by the time we get to Tarantino the moral subject will have been corrected, i.e. removed, and sadistic bloodshed will merely be "kinda cool". | back to article |

Note 6: However, for the apogee of mooniness, see the 1994 Brando interview with Larry King. | back to article |

Note 7: Can we say that this catatonia, this awful silence, is the quintessential postmodern disease? A speech that says nothing? | back to article |

Note 8: Would Coppola, one wonders…even if he had found Kurtz…have had a place in this brave new world, the kitschy kingdom ruled by Simpson, Ovitz, Katzenberg and Eisner? By then his idealism had lost all tinges of respectability, movies now being about not stories, only money. | back to article |