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Francis Ford Coppola

Jeff Menne

Abstract

Acclaimed as one of the most influential and innovative American directors, Francis Ford Coppola is also lionized as a maverick auteur at war with Hollywood's power structure and an ardent critic of the postindustrial corporate America it reflects. However, this book argues that Coppola exemplifies the new breed of creative corporate person and sees the director's oeuvre as vital for reimagining the corporation in the transformation of Hollywood. Reading auteur theory as the new American business theory, the book reveals how Coppola's vision of a new kind of company has transformed the worker ... More

Keywords: American director, Francis Ford Coppola, corporate America, postindustrial economy, musical aesthetic, American Zoetrope, auteurism, Hollywood, American films, film director

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038822
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038822.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeff Menne, author
Oklahoma State University