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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I think...
by macUser on Mon 31st Jan 2011 17:10 UTC
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2006-12-15

...many people confuse art and entertainment. You rarely make money producing art. Entertainment is another story altogether. Entertainment != art. It's always nice when the super rich talk about those beneath them not needing to make money. He may make the great portion of his income off of wine, but he is still being paid millions for directing. It's a farce.

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RE: I think...
by WorknMan on Tue 1st Feb 2011 12:18 in reply to "I think..."
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2005-11-13

It's always nice when the super rich talk about those beneath them not needing to make money. He may make the great portion of his income off of wine, but he is still being paid millions for directing. It's a farce.


Exactly. Unless he's going to refund all the money he made from directing (basically, put is money where his mouth is), then Francis needs to have a Coke and a smile and shut the f**k up.

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