“De Niro tried out for the part of Sonny. And we shot a test on De Niro, which I think exists, that was so electrifying. He was spectacular, but it was Sonny really like killer, nothing you could ever sell.” - Francis Ford Coppola on Robert De Niro’s audition for Sonny Corleone
“Its story glides effortlessly from knockabout comedy and political satire to dreamy romance, rambunctious fantasy, and dystopian science fiction. Its verbal and visual wit remain as incisive as ever, and the themes it explores—social alienation, terrorism, the hazards of high technology, and the bureaucratization of absolutely everything—are more urgent now than when the film premiered in 1985.”
— David Sterritt, Brazil: A Great Place to Visit, Wouldn’t Want to Live There
Ryan Phillippe and Angelina Jolie admire each other’s cushy lips, while Sean Connery lurks around awkwardly at the Playing by Heart premiere, 1998.
Cassavetes on set of A Woman Under The Influence by Brian Hamill