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Coppola Honored for His Films

February 8, 1998

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Francis Ford Coppola, the most acclaimed filmmaker of the 1970s, is being honored by the American Society of Cinematographers for a body of work including ``The Godfather″ trilogy, ``Apocalypse Now″ and ``The Conversation.″

``He has created some of the most important films in history and is also a great role model who has proven that a determined person from outside the mainstream can make a difference,″ ASC president Woody Omens said.

Coppola, an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, director and producer, has other notable credits including ``Finian’s Rainbow,″ ``The Cotton Club,″ Peggy Sue Got Married,″ ``Bram Stoker’s Dracula″ and ``The Rainmaker.″

He will receive the ASC Board of Governors Award on March 8 at the cinematographers group’s 12th annual awards gala, Omens said Friday.

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