One from the Heart

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Shown: January 18, 2015 at 6pm

Director : Francis Ford Coppola

Country : USA

Release Date : 1982

Duration : 115 mins

Language : English

Subtitles : No

The film that bankrupted Coppola.  Overblown and certainly over budget (production costs ballooned from $2 million to over $25 million) but a brilliantly-realised imaginative, idiosyncratic musical which looks fabulous.  Originally intended as an “antidote” to the enormous cost, pressures and production setbacks of his Apocalypse Now, Coppola has said that the films he made during the rest of the 1980s and 1990s, such as The Outsiders, Rumble Fish, The Cotton Club and The Godfather Part III, were done to pay off the debts incurred by One from the Heart.

Featuring an original soundtrack from Crystal Gayle and Tom Waits.

There’s not a moment in ‘One From the Heart’ when Mr. Coppola isn’t after something romantic and glorious, something inexpressibly grand. At times, he even gets what he’s after.” (Janet Maslin – New York Times)