Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 31st Jan 2011 15:32 UTC
Multimedia, AV Francis Ford Coppola is one of the most prestigious and critically acclaimed directors in cinematographic history. He directed, among others, the Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now, and has won so many awards it's hard to keep track. In an interview with 99%, he touched on the subject of art and making money, and his musings are fascinating, and yet another indication that the times are changing in the content industry. "Who says artists have to make money?" Coppola wonders.
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Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

I really, REALLY dislike the inherent selfishness implying that we should be entertained without compensating the artist for their endeavours


A lot of people have hobbies they don't get paid for. A lot of people get paid very little for their hobbies so they have to have a another job to support it. Why should artists be different? Want to make money? Cut your hair and get a real job.

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Cymro Member since:
2005-07-07

...like an investment banker or an oil company PR man.

There's no bigger cancerous drain on society than someone with scruffy hair who makes art for a living.

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Yeah, but the real issue is very few artists DO make anything from their art, only a FEW do and the promoters are the one's who make the vast majority of THAT money as well.

Copyright law is fine as long as the corporations aren't given some sort of advantage by it.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Indeed, most musicians aren't millionaires but on the other hand they don't seem to complain about piracy ruining their income either. That seems to be mostly the territory of the well-established big stars and the big record companies. One might wonder why that is...

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

If you happen to produce something that people want to buy that is a real business and a very real form of income ... whether you like it or not.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Obviously people do NOT want to pay for it since we're having this discussion.

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