One from the Heart
Restored 35mm Print
Frederic Forrest, Teri Garr, Raul Julia, Nastassja Kinski,
With lavishly surreal sets and a giddily romantic mood, One from the Heart is Francis Ford Coppola’s candy-colored valentine to a cinema of pure attractions, his alternative to the arduous on-location production method and brooding themes of Apocalypse Now. Finding Las Vegas not quite neon or fake enough, Coppola re-created it on a ten-acre lot and multiple soundstages, setting Frederic Forrest, Teri Garr, Raul Julia, and Nastassja Kinski loose with songs by Tom Waits. The film landed with a thud in the Reagan-era denim dullness of 1982, but its luminous exotica is ripe for reappraisal.