'Intolerance' Then, 'Apocalyse Now'

Francis Ford Coppola looks to Curitiba, Brazil as inspiration for "Megapolis" his latest film about a visionary architect who sets out to build a utopian city.
August 18, 2003, 7am PDT | Connie Chung
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"Hoping to find inspiration for his first film in six years, the director of 'The Godfather' trilogy just spent a week in Curitiba, a sleepy city of 1.6 million in southern Brazil known for its clean streets and efficient public transportation. In Curitiba, he wandered the streets as an anonymous tourist, studying the details that made the city a model of urban planning....When asked to describe the perfect city, Coppola said it would be one without advertising and billboards at every turn."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Monday, August 11, 2003 in Yahoo! Newswire
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