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January 12, 2011

Dan Deacon to score new Francis Ford Coppola movie, delight Val Kilmer

Dan Deacon, Wham City founding member, local goofball, will score an upcoming movie by Francis Ford Coppola, noted filmmaker of "Bram Stoker's Dracula."

And some little-noticed Italian mobster movies. 

Deacon, who was classically trained at SUNY Purchase, will score Coppola's "Twixt Now and Sunrise," a movie starring Val Kilmer and Elle Fanning that will be released later this year, Pitchfork Media reported.

How this meeting of minds happened is not known. I've e-mailed Deacon for a response; Pitchfork credits a press release with the announcement.

Maybe Papa Coppola started listening to "Bromst" on his time off at the vineyard. Though, in all honesty, Deacon sounds more like Val Kilmer's bag, something to rock out to at his ranch.

Interestingly, no Coppola movies are on the schedule for Deacon's Gunky's Basement revival movie series. A suggestion? Screen the deliciously cheese Dracula movie.

Update: Francis Ford Coppola and Dan Deacon explain how they met. 

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Posted by Erik Maza at 4:14 PM | | Comments (6)
Categories: Local music


I'm hoping you were being witty with your "noted filmmaker of Bram Stoker's Dracula" line.

I liked Dracula and all, but you do realize this is the guy that directed The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and The Conversation among others?

To quote Weekend Update: Really? Reaaalllly???

Andrew .......................

... aw forget it

Hmmmm... did I miss the line underneath that about the mobster movies? If so, my bad. Or did Maza add that later? Either way I look stupid now. Oh well, not the first time.

I think quoting weekend update took care of the looking stupid part.

Yeah snlsucks!!! you tell him! Hell yeah!!!

This would never happen if Val Kilmer was here!

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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