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First look at Roman Coppola’s ‘Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III’

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 08/30/2012

First look at Roman Coppola's A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan IIIAnother film from the Coppola clan. This time, Roman Coppola, Here are the first images from his new film ‘A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III.’


You may have noticed a little resentment in that first sentence, yea maybe a little. Famous last names get you funding in Hollywood, most of the time, a name is initially more important than talent and good filmmakers get screwed over.


That’s not to say Sofia Coppola isn’t extremely talented because she is and the grand Puba, Francis Ford Coppola was certainly talented and perhaps even genius in his hay day. The Godfather is still and will always be, one of the top ten films ever made.


My point is there are other talented filmmakers out there who get passed over in H-wood, because they are an upstart. How do I know? I hang out with some of them.


Let me say this in defense of Roman Coppola though, he knows his way around a set. He’s not just jumping in head first. He’s been a second unit director in ten films, including The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Lost in Translation, Marie Antoinette, Jack and Tetro. Basically, he’s worked side by side his family and Wes Anderson since 1992. Lots of great second unit directors get there shot and end up back in the second directors chair though. Only time will tell with Roman Coppola. This much I can guarantee though, even if this film is a washout, he’ll get another shot. He’s a Coppola.


In the 1970′s, successful graphic designer and ladies man (Sheen), is dumped by his girlfriend and it throws his life into a tailspin. He doesn’t know whether he loves her or hates her or wants her back or never wants to see her again.  He starts to suffer from nightmares, fever dreams of past relationships and hits rock bottom as he tries to recover from the recent breakup and tries to turn his life around.



First look at Roman Coppola’s A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III



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