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

Fascinating movie trivia to stump even the biggest movie buff.

Film trivia is vital to breaking awkward silences and enlivening the dullest of evenings everywhere, so prepare to dazzle your friends with these 51 trivia facts you might not know. 1. Die Hard originated from the failed script of Commando 2. 2. Samuel L. Jackson demanded that the studio keep Snakes on a Plane as the title because it… Continue reading Fascinating movie trivia to stump even the biggest movie buff.

The fascinating history of the Hollywood movie industry.

Hollywood: Perhaps no other place on earth evokes the same air of show-business magic and glamour. The legend of Hollywood began in the early 20th century and is an earmark of modern American society rich in history and innovation. The origin of movies and motion pictures began in the late 1800’s, with the invention of… Continue reading The fascinating history of the Hollywood movie industry.

A fascinating article about the early history of anime.

Japanese animation, AKA anime, might be filled with large-eyed maidens, way cool robots, and large-eyed, way cool maiden/robot hybrids, but it often shows a level of daring, complexity and creativity not typically found in American mainstream animation. And the form has spawned some clear masterpieces from Katsuhiro Otomo’s Akira to Mamoru Oishii’s Ghost in the… Continue reading A fascinating article about the early history of anime.

Read one interesting viewpoint on symbolism in various well-known movies.

Symbolism is an underlying and often distinct theme that pervades a work of writing. It is usually buried very subtly under the main narrative of a story or conversation in order to reinforce the main themes and add a certain layer of depth that would be missing otherwise. It is something that has always been… Continue reading Read one interesting viewpoint on symbolism in various well-known movies.