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The Good, the Bad and the Ego

August 25, 1991

Regarding Easton's remarks that Francis Ford Coppola was in a creative slump for 15 years between the release of "Godfather II" and the making of "Godfather III":

If "Apocalypse Now," "One From the Heart," "Rumble Fish," "The Cotton Club" and "Tucker: The Man and His Dream" are examples of his creative slump, we can only hope that Coppola stays in that kind of "slump" for the rest of his life.

Many of us still consider him to be the most original and charismatic American filmmaker since Orson Welles, and we don't always judge the success of a film by how much it cost to make or how much it made at the box office.

STEVE BARR

KEN BARR

Culver City

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