American Zoetrope

American Zoetrope

American Zoetrope is a studio founded by Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas. Founded in 1969, American Zoetrope was an early adopter of digital filmmaking, including some of the earliest uses of HDTV. The studio has produced not only the films of Coppola (Apocalypse Now, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Tetro, etc.) but also George Lucas's pre-Star Wars films, THX 1138 and American Graffiti, as well as many others by such cutting-edge directors as Jean-Luc Godard, Akira Kurosawa, Wim Wenders, and Godfrey Reggio (Koyaanisqatsi and Powaqqatsi). American Zoetrope's last release was the 2009 film Tetro, starring Vincent Gallo, and written, produced and directed by Coppola.

Four films produced by American Zoetrope are included in the American Film Institute's Top 100 Films. American Zoetrope-produced films have received 15 Academy Awards and 68 nominations. Lost in Translation (2002), written and directed by Sofia Coppola, won 2003's Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Coppola named the studio after a zoetrope he was given in the late 1960s by the filmmaker and collector of early film devices, Mogens Skot-Hansen. The company was also known as Zoetrope Studios from 1979 until 1990. "Zoetrope" is also the name by which Coppola's quarterly fiction magazine, Zoetrope All-Story, is often known.

The company's headquarters is in the historic Sentinel Building in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. In the building lobby Coppola operates a popular small Italian café featuring Rubicon Estate wine and memorabilia from his films. The neighborhood is well-known for its cafes and its writers. Coppola wrote much of the screenplay for The Godfather in the nearby Caffe Trieste, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights Books is located across the street from the Sentinel Building.

American Zoetrope is now owned entirely by Coppola's son and daughter, directors Roman Coppola and Sofia Coppola.

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  • Lost in Translation
    2003, UK release: unknown
  • Life After Beth
    2014, United States, UK release: 1 October 2014
  • The Bling Ring
    2013, United States, UK release: 5 July 2013
  • A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III
    2012, UK release: unknown
  • On the Road
    2012, Brazil, France, United Kingdom, United States, UK release: 12 October 2012
  • Twixt
    2012, UK release: unknown
  • Somewhere
    2010, United States, UK release: 4 March 2011
  • Tetro
    2009, Argentina, Italy, Spain, United States, UK release: 25 June 2010

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Biography for: American Zoetrope Movies on Kiao: 8

DVD & BluRay by American Zoetrope on Amazon
The Third Miracle (1999) - Region 2 PAL Import The Third Miracle (1999) - Region 2 PAL Import
The Third Miracle (1999) - Region 2 PAL Import, plays in original English audio without subtitles: Official Global Video Scandinavian Region 2 PAL DVD release as pictured. Aspect ratio 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen. Colour. English 2.1 Dolby Surround audio. Optional subtitles available: Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Finland. Runtime 105 mins....
by Agnieszka Holland, with Ed Harris, Sofia Polanska, Pavol Simon, Ivan Lukac, Patrik Minar, published by American Zoetrope.
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Joshy [DVD] [2016] Joshy [DVD] [2016]
Joshy [DVD] [2016]. Import from the Netherlands with English soundtrack and subtitles. After his engagement suddenly ends, Joshy and a few his friends decide to take advantage of what was supposed to be his bachelor party in Ojai, California. In their attempt to help Joshy deal with the recent turn of events, the guys turn the...
by Jeff Baena, with Thomas Middleditch, Adam Pally, Alex Ross Perry, Nick Kroll, Brett Gelman, published by dvd.
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Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (1985) Director's Cut - Region 2 PAL Import Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (1985) Director's Cut - Region 2 PAL Import
Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters (1985) Director's Cut - Region 2 PAL Import, plays in original Japanese/English audio without subtitles: Official American Zoetrope LucasFilm Scandinavian Region 2 PAL DVD release as pictured. Aspect ratio 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen, colour. Japanese/English Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo audio. Optional subtitles...
by Paul Schrader, with Ken Ogata, Kenji Sawada, Yasosuke Bando, Toshiyuki Nagashima, Masayuki Shionoya, published by American Zoetrope / LucasFilm.
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American Zoetrope's most consulted movies
One of the most famous movie directors in the world, Francis Ford Coppola, returns to the big screen with TETRO, his most personal film to date; a bittersweet story of two brothers, played by Vincent Gallo and newcomer Alden Ehrenreich, about the conflicts and secrets within a highly creative Argentine-Italian...
Genre: Drama Actors: Vincent Gallo, Maribel Verdú Release date: 25 June 2010
Genre: Drama Actors: Michelle Monaghan, Elle Fanning Release date: 4 March 2011
The Bling Ring
Genre: Drama Actors: Emma Watson, Israel Broussard Release date: 5 July 2013 All the cinema in video