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One from the Heart


July 14, 2012 – July 15, 2012

Daily (3pm)



Museum of the Moving Image (Venue Partner)

36-01 35 Avenue


Directions: R, M to Steinway Street (exit station at 34 Ave). N, W to 36 Ave.


Free w/ museum admission ($12)


The story behind Francis Ford Coppola's 1982 film One from the Heart is a fascinating and complicated one. A technical achievement on a grand scale, dazzling and often gorgeous, the movie bankrupted the director and his self-financed production company, American Zoetrope, not winning Coppola the box office praise he was hoping for. His epic recreation of Las Vegas and all its splendid artifice, however, is unforgettable. The tale of two troubled lovers (Teri Garry and Frederic Forrest) is narrated in part by an Academy Award-nominated score from sonorous maestro Tom Waits, featuring Crystal Gayle. Dean Tavoularis' magical production design was conceived through over 500 drawings and with the help of 200 carpenters who built the sets on Coppola's impressive soundstages. His work is explored in the Museum of the Moving Image's current exhibit Persol Magnificient Obsessions on view through August 19.

Leah Taylor, Flavorpill