The Making Of
The Making Of
American Zoetrope's James Mockoski Talks Restoration of The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, & More

American Zoetrope's James Mockoski Talks Restoration of The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, & More

In this episode, we welcomed James Mockoski, Film Archivist and Restoration Supervisor at American Zoetrope. Over the last twenty years, James has worked on and restored The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, The Outsiders, One from the Heart, Tucker: The Man and His Dream, The Cotton Club, and The Conversation for its 50th Anniversary in 2024. In addition, James restored the Talking Heads concert film “Stop Making Sense” for its 40th Anniversary last year — and is producing Mike Figgis’ documentary about the making of Francis Ford Coppola’s Megalopolis. In our chat, James shares his backstory, how he entered the field of film restoration, his cinematic inspirations, and his perspectives on preservation.

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