Thursday, October 30, 2008

Dementia 13



Sources: Google Video, Internet Archive

In 1963, after completing production of The Young Racers with an extra $20,000 left over, B-movie king Roger Corman approached the young Francis Ford Coppola, wanting him to make a psychological horror film along the lines of Hitchcock’s recent film, Psycho. Crafting a story over night, writing a screenplay in a matter of days, and shooting the entire film in a single location over the course of only a few weeks, Coppola’s Hollywood directorial debut stands up suprisingly well.


Resources:

In the Library:
  • Lewis, Jon. 1995. Whom God wishes to destroy--: Francis Coppola and the new Hollywood. Durham: Duke University Press. [Link: WorldCat]
  • Lourdeaux, Lee. 1990. Italian and Irish filmmakers in America: Ford, Capra, Coppola, and Scorsese. Philadelphia: Temple University Press. [Link: WorldCat]
  • Phillips, Gene D. 2004. Godfather: the intimate Francis Ford Coppola. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. [Link: WorldCat]
  • "Francis Ford Coppola." Guide to Literary Masters and Their Works (2007). Literary Reference Center, EBSCOhost. [Link: EbscoHost]

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