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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TheGZeus
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2010-05-19

So it's totally fine to work once, and live on it forever?
So if you work on someone's house, they should keep paying you as long as they live in that house?

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

If you painted something for a particular person, and then someone likes it so much they want you to do the same thing exactly again , it is much easier to make a copy of it, and to give them that, then it is to keep on spending hours painting it again and again for each person who are willing to pay for it.

They are essentially selling a product ... this is how businesses work.

Edited 2011-02-01 00:18 UTC

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StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

So it's totally fine to work once, and live on it forever?
So if you work on someone's house, they should keep paying you as long as they live in that house?


I doubt anyone would suggest that. What if, however, the work is so amazing that the home's owner makes significant, ongoing income by charging people admission to tour it/view it/etc (with that being his plan from the get-go)? In that situation, would you consider the carpenter greedy for expecting a cut?

That's probably a little closer to the situation of most professional artists.

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