What is Film Noir?

Film Noir is one of Hollywood’s only organic artistic movements. Beginning in the early 1940s, numerous screenplays inspired by hardboiled American crime fiction were brought to the screen, primarily by European émigré directors who shared a certain storytelling sensibility: highly stylized, overtly theatrical, with imagery often drawn from an earlier era of German “expressionist” cinema.… Continue reading What is Film Noir?

Coppola’s VR Vision

Scion of a phenomenal family and a regular guest at Cinequest, Christopher Coppola is chairman of the film program at SF Art Institute. A pupil of George Kuchar’s, Coppola now supervises the classes that the pioneer underground filmmaker once taught at SFAI. He’s adding VR to the curriculum at the school. He’ll be presenting “Universe… Continue reading Coppola’s VR Vision

Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa and Christopher Coppola Announce Plans to Build New Film Studio in the Bay Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/29/17 Contact: Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa Blue Shark Pictures, LLC blueshark@bluesharkpictures.com San Francisco, CA: Jeffrey Gliwa, Blue Shark Pictures, Christopher Coppola and CRCoppola Enterprises just announced plans to build a high value, low budget film studio somewhere in the Bay Area, perhaps the Presidio, to be called Blue Shark Pictures, the name of Gliwa’s… Continue reading Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa and Christopher Coppola Announce Plans to Build New Film Studio in the Bay Area

Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa and Christopher Coppola Announce Plans to Build New Film Studio in the Bay Area

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/29/17 Contact: Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa Blue Shark Pictures, LLC blueshark@bluesharkpictures.com San Francisco, CA: Jeffrey Gliwa, Blue Shark Pictures, Christopher Coppola and CRCoppola Enterprises just announced plans to build a high value, low budget film studio somewhere in the Bay Area, perhaps the Presidio, to be called Blue Shark Pictures, the name of Gliwa’s… Continue reading Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa and Christopher Coppola Announce Plans to Build New Film Studio in the Bay Area

Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa and Christopher Coppola Announce Plans to Build New Film Studio in the Bay Area

Jeffrey Gliwa, Blue Shark Pictures, Christopher Coppola and CRCoppola Enterprises just announced plans to build a high value, low budget film studio somewhere in the Bay Area, perhaps the Presidio, to be called Blue Shark Pictures, the name of Gliwa’s company. This studio will be built in the architecture of Zoetrope, which was designed from… Continue reading Jeffrey “Blue Shark” Gliwa and Christopher Coppola Announce Plans to Build New Film Studio in the Bay Area