about the dreamers and achievers out there, if only achieving some of the time, like Coppola himself
On the DVD of Tucker: The Man and His Dream, George Lucas comments that
Francis Ford Coppola, the director of the film, shares qualities with
Preston Tucker - both men have big dreams and always admire and
gravitate towards innovation, and their ideas are always springing out
in some eccentric but exciting ways. This is true, more or less,
depending on when looking at either man's life (right now, for example,
Coppola is fine just making wine with the occasional 'student' film
like Tetro). But I would like to take the comparison a step further in
the Tucker company and Coppola's film company, American Zoetrope.
Looking at what happened to the two companies, at least in the scope of
the story told in the movie (I can't say how true it is to real events,
just how it's depicted here), there's glaring similarities, and things
I am sure Coppola connected with. Both men had passion to take a dream
of something- for Tucker it was a car line, for Coppola it was
independent cinema and a means to break out of studio controls- and
they went forward to achieve it, like outsiders but with skills and a
drive to succeed. And, ultimately, both men didn't quite live up to the
dream. It's somewhat ironic then that the only other guy to really get
something out of American Zoetrope in its early years (not counting its
peaks and valleys in the 80s), was George Lucas, who turns the tables
on the usual dynamic of Coppola producing Lucas' early films to
producing Coppola's own film this time around. It's a glossy and
nostalgic look at dreams how they can go. At the least, Tucker and
And in the film on Tucker, Coppola and his crew, primarily in credit
due to DP Vittorio Storaro, make what could be said like a filmic
version of a "Tucker" Car. It's bright and fast and a little off-kilter
and unusual. But we like riding in it, and it has an appeal that gives
something just a little different, and it's also pretty to look at,
too. This may be outside of Dick Tracy Storaro's most "colorful" color
film, so to speak, with the bright primary colors and advertisement of
1940's Americana springing out in the screen. Now, this said, this is
not exactly a 'rebel' picture like Coppola's early work. Instead it's
in debt to the period in film as well, and the primary influence would
probably be Capra. This I mean as a compliment - Tucker as a film is
entertaining because of how endearing Tucker is, how Jeff Bridges plays
him in this context (a guy with a pioneer-spirit, with a smile even
when things look bleakest), and how the villains, corporate board
members, a Senator, the "Big Three" come off.
Coppola even has time to give us two really great scenes. Like they're
so good that they could be put right up against some of the essential
scenes in the director's films (almost up there, though not quite, with
the Wagner bombing in Apocalypse Now and Vito Corleone's death scene).
One is the unveiling of the prototype of the Tucker car. It's an
intense scene, one that is full of a "oh no!" factor, even as in the
back of our minds we know things will be alright. Mishaps keep
happening as a crowd of hundreds waits impatiently for the car to come
out, as the crew keeps retooling it so it can actually move (with a spy
in the midst snapping embarrassing photos) and not totally break down
or go up in flames. It's an amazing, uplifting scene. The other great
one, not quite in tone like any other scene in the film is when Tucker
meets Howard Hughes. It's a strange scene, as Hughes is in the dark
aircraft carrier at night with his "Spruce Goose" and, as played by a
withdrawn Dean Stockwell, is a bit frightening as an innovator who,
perhaps, got too much of what he wanted. It's a brief scene, but an
important one, to showcase the variance of the two men, Tucker and
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Ideas and Dreams that Count
Tucker: The Man and His Dreams is a movie concerning a car designer
the 1940s. Internal struggles within the company and government agencies
funded by the major three major automobile makers destroy his dream. The
film depicts the ability of bureaucracies within our country to conquer
imaginative ideas of the working people. It is an interesting movie about
man whose dreams were incredible for the times. This movie is the first
Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges, and Christian Slater collaborated to make a
The Contender is a better film and possesses higher quality performances
from all three actors, but Tucker is worth watching..