FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA PLANNING NEW CUT OF ‘THE GODFATHER PART 3’





Don’t they say that good things come in threes? Not content with having created Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut and a Director’s Cut of The Cotton Club, both of which we should be able to see soon, Francis Ford Coppola wants to create a new version of The Godfather Part 3. It’s the most criticised of the three films in the Corleone saga, though I’ve never had a problem with it myself. It already exists in a slightly longer Director’s Cut, but Coppola thinks it should actually be shorter! Said the director to ‘Deadline’:

“I want to try that again, and I’ll ask Paramount because in a few years there will be the 50th anniversary of the first film. I want to use a title I tried to but wasn’t allowed to, one that came from Mario Puzo. It’s Coda: The Death of Michael Corleone. But ‘coda’ means epilogue. In other words, you got part one and part two and then the epilogue. There’s a cut I want to make that would be 14 minutes shorter. Usually, I go back and make them longer. This would be effective, and it makes the ending break your heart.”

I said that good things come in threes, but why stop there? How about a new cut of his Bram Stoker’s Dracula that restores all that gore which supposedly sickened preview audiences?

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I'm a huge film fan and will watch pretty much any type of film, from Martial Arts to Westerns, from Romances [though I don't really like Romcoms!]] to Historical Epics. Though I most certainly 'have a life', I tend to go to the cinema twice a week! However,ever since I was a kid, sneaking downstairs when my parents had gone to bed to watch old Universal and Hammer horror movies, I've always been especially fascinated by horror, and though I enjoy all types of horror films, those Golden Oldies with people like Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee probably remain my favourites. That's not to say I don't enjoy a bit of blood and gore every now and again though, and am also a huge fan of Italian horror, I just love the style.

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