How movies can predict future technology:

Science fiction has a habit of turning into science fact. Usually, that’s because a good sci-fi writer has some level of scientific knowledge, or at least interest. They can look at where the world is now and extrapolate. That way, they end up with a pretty good guess that turns out to be true. You… Continue reading How movies can predict future technology:

The transition from black and white to color movies.

by Christopher McKittrick Updated January 11, 2018 It’s commonly thought that “older” movies are in black and white and “newer” movies are in color as if there is a distinct dividing line between the two. However, as with most developments in art and technology, there isn’t an exact break between when the industry stopped using black and… Continue reading The transition from black and white to color movies.

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.