TUCKER: THE MAN AND HIS DREAM
DIRECTOR: FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA
CAST: JEFF BRIDGES, JOAN ALLEN, MARTIN LANDAU
Coppola’s childhood dream project is not generally regarded as highly as his acknowledged classics, but few films have ever revealed so effectively the inner life of the filmmaker as creator. The film tells the story of Preston Tucker, an engineer/ entrepreneur/showman with a vision for the car of the future, who takes on the Big Three auto manufacturers in postwar Detroit and subsequently suffers their wrath. With Jeff Bridges as the chipper, beaming, dreaming Tucker, Martin Landau as his stodgy, earthbound partner, and widescreen cinematography by Vittorio Storaro that lends this story an epic dimension.