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Dean Tavoularis

Dean Tavoularis (born January 1, 1932) is an American motion picture production designer who's work appeared in numerious box office hits such as The Godfather movies, Apocalypse Now, The Brink's Job, One from the Heart and Bonnie and Clyde. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... Production designer is a term used in the movie industry to refer to the person with the responsibility for designing the sets and costumes and choosing locations, and thus for creating the overall visual appearance of a film. ... The Godfather is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name (see The Godfather (novel)) written by the late Mario Puzo, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American film directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script by John Milius (rewritten by Coppola) which was inspired by Joseph Conrads classic novella Heart of Darkness. ... The Brinks Job Starring Peter Falk Peter Boyle Allen Goorwitz Warren Oates Gena Rowlands Paul Sorvino Directed by William Friedkin 1978 Dino De Laurentiis Corp. ... ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Biography

Although born in Lowell, Massachusetts, to Greek immigrant parents, Tavoularis spent his entire childhood and teenage years in Los Angeles, in the shade of the Hollywood studios. He studied architecture and painting at different art schools and landed a job at the Disney Studios as a storyboard artist. In 1967, Arthur Penn called him to take charge of the artistic direction of Bonnie and Clyde. Three years later, Penn called him once again to invent the no-longer-existing Little Big Man. But it was a meeting with Francis Ford Coppola in 1972 on the set of The Godfather that set the creative tone of his career. The Godfather II and The Conversation, in 1974, consolidated their collaboration and laid the way for what was to be their joint creative challenge: Apocalypse Now, the Vietnamese odyssey for which Tavoularis created a nightmare jungle kingdom. It was also on set of Apocalypse Now where he met wife French actress Aurore Clément, but her role was eventually edited out of final cut. From 1967 until 2001, he worked on over thirty movies, landed five Academy Award nominations, one of which he won with The Godfather II, and has become a movie magician capable of recreating unexpected landscapes in a studio or in the middle of nowhere. The list of directors with whom he has worked is also impressive: Michelangelo Antonioni (Zabriskie Point, 1970), Wim Wenders (Hammett, 1982), Warren Beatty (Bulworth, 1998) and Roman Polanski (The Ninth Gate, 1999). Tavoularis has been able to take his ability to invent magical spaces to unsuspected extremes alongside Francis Ford Coppola. Lowell is the name of several places in the United States of America: Lowell, Arkansas Lowell, Florida Lowell, Indiana Lowell, Maine Lowell, Massachusetts Lowell, Michigan Lowell, North Carolina Lowell, Ohio Lowell, Oregon Lowell, Vermont Lowell, Wisconsin Lowell (town), Wisconsin Lowell Point, Alaska Lowell Township, Michigan Lowell Township, Minnesota Lowell Observatory... Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 44th 10,555 mi²; 27,360 km² 183 mi; 295 km 113 mi; 182 km 13. ... This article is about the largest city in California. ... ... For the theme park in France, see Walt Disney Studios Park The Seven Dwarves Building at the Walt Disney Studios The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank, California serves as the international headquarters for media conglemorate The Walt Disney Company. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Arthur Penn (born September 27, 1922 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a film director of thoughtful films that dont always find an audience. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Little Big Man is a 1970 black comedy about a boy raised by the Cheyenne Nation assuming various roles in the Old West, including a guide who arranged the fanatical General George Armstrong Custers defeat at the Battle of Little Big Horn. ... Francis Ford Coppola at Cannes 2001 Francis Ford Coppola (born April 7, 1939 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American film director, screenwriter, vintner, magazine publisher, and hotelier, most renowned for directing the highly regarded Godfather trilogy. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... The Godfather is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name (see The Godfather (novel)) written by the late Mario Puzo, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Marlon Brando and Al Pacino. ... Al Pacino as Don Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II The Godfather, Part II is the 1974 sequel to The Godfather. ... The Conversation is a 1974 film, a mystery and political thriller directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Gene Hackman. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1974 calendar). ... Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American film directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a script by John Milius (rewritten by Coppola) which was inspired by Joseph Conrads classic novella Heart of Darkness. ... Aurore Clément (born October 12, 1945) is a French actress. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 2001: A Space Odyssey. ... The Academy Awards are the oldest awards ceremony for achievements in motion pictures. ... Al Pacino as Don Michael Corleone in The Godfather Part II The Godfather, Part II is the 1974 sequel to The Godfather. ... Michelangelo Antonioni (born September 29, 1912, Ferrara, Emilia Romagna) is an Italian film director whose films are widely considered as some of the most influential in film aesthetic. ... This article refers to the natural monument Zabriskie Point. For the 1970 movie, see Zabriskie Point (film) for the soundtrack album see Zabriskie Point (album) Zabriskie Point is an area in Death Valley National Park noted for its beautiful erosional landscape. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Wilhelm Ernst (Wim) Wenders (born August 14, 1945) is a German-born film director, author and producer. ... Hammett is a 1982 stylized homage to noir and pulp fiction directed by Wim Wenders. ... Warren Beatty Henry Warren Beaty (born March 30, 1937 in Richmond, Virginia), now known as Warren Beatty, is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, and director. ... Bulworth was an American movie released in 1998 which was written, directed, and starred Warren Beatty, and co-starred Halle Berry. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Roman PolaÅ„ski at Cannes with Adrien Brody, 2002 Roman PolaÅ„ski (born August 18, 1933) is a Franco-Polish film director and actor. ... The Ninth Gate is a Spanish/French mystery movie based on the novel The Club Dumas by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


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Film | Missing in action (1541 words)
On the set of Apocalypse Now she met the production designer Dean Tavoularis, and when it was all over, she married him.
Dean Tavoularis spent months building grand and painstaking sets, which were destroyed by the worst hurricane the Philippines had seen in 40 years.
She later played Dean Stockwell's wife in Paris, Texas, and many of her other choices have been arthouse films of some distinction: she has made four films with Chantal Akerman, one with Jean-Luc Godard, one with Serge Gainsbourg, and recently made the controversial Trouble Every Day with Claire Denis.
ekathimerini.com | ARTS & LEISURE - NEWS (1301 words)
Dean Tavoularis has been a close associate of Francis Ford Coppola for over 30 years and was the production designer of almost all the director’s films.
Celebrated production designer Dean Tavoularis is coming back to his country of origin this month for an exhibition presenting a panorama of his work.
On the one hand, he finds a show on his course as an artist a bit intimidating, and on the other, even though he has won an Oscar and has been dubbed “the magician of Hollywood,” he is still just a simple, low-key kind of guy.
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