Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The 99 Percent Talks To Francis Ford Coppola On Filmmaking

There's gems throughout this. Not just if you're into film but working through your art and industry in general. Coppola has an interesting perspective on making money from your passion, as well as some other stuff you can literally take to the bank if you pay attention.

"We have to be very clever about those things. You have to remember that it’s only a few hundred years, if that much, that artists are working with money. Artists never got money. Artists had a patron, either the leader of the state or the duke of Weimar or somewhere, or the church, the pope. Or they had another job. I have another job. I make films. No one tells me what to do. But I make the money in the wine industry. You work another job and get up at five in the morning and write your script."

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