Often uses a close up of a characters’ feet changing pace and/or direction to elevate tension.
Prefers to include the author’s name in the title of his movie adaptations.
Has a tendency to cast the same actors across several films.
In the space of three years in the early 1970’s was responsible for three if not four films that are often considered some of the greatest ever made (Patton (writer), The Godfather Parts I & II, The Conversation).
Owns and operates vineyards.
Heavily influenced by the work of Elia Kazan.
Strongly influenced by the work of Akira Kurosawa in particular and Japanese film-making of the 1950 and 60’s in general.
Along with Martin Scorsese,John Milius, Steven Spielberg, and George Lucas, was part of the “New Hollywood” movement of the late 60’s and 70’s.