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By the Book: Francis Ford Coppola

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THE FILMMAKER AND AUTHOR OF “LIVE CINEMA AND ITS TECHNIQUES” SPLITS HIS READING AMONG FICTION, HISTORY, SCIENCE, RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY, “RARELY POPULAR BEST SELLERS.”

Q: What books are on your nightstand?

A: “Wild and Outside: How a Renegade Minor League Revived the Spirit of Baseball in America’s Heartland,” by Stefan Fatsis. Usually on my nightstand there is only a Kindle but in this case, the book, recommended by a friend who said that it would explain to me the workings of the minor leagues in baseball, was only available in print. It has information I really wanted to learn, so with a pencil ready I just needed to juggle the

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