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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by phoenix on Mon 31st Jan 2011 17:29 UTC in reply to "..."
phoenix
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2005-07-11

Nobody said they had to starve; but why should they have to eat 16oz porterhouse steaks with Dom Perignon for every meal, with 5lb lobsters for desert?

Everyone deserves to eat. But not everyone deserves to sit on their laurels doing nothing while raking in millions in royalties, spending money hand-over-fist, and suing anyone who makes a mix-tape (or CD) for the SO.

Get a grip.

What makes an actor, musician, etc different from the rest of us? Why should we have to wake up at 6am, bust out hump for 10 hours a day, and live in poverty when they do nothing for most of their days?

There's nothing wrong with working for a living. There's nothing wrong with making "art" for a living. There's something very wrong with the "entertainment industry" and copyright law.

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by lucas_maximus on Tue 1st Feb 2011 00:15 in reply to "RE: ..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

What makes an actor, musician, etc different from the rest of us? Why should we have to wake up at 6am, bust out hump for 10 hours a day, and live in poverty when they do nothing for most of their days?


They have provided something which is of commercial value. If I make a piece of software and half the western world think it good enough to buy enough copies so I become a billionaire ... I have obviously created something of considerable worth and I have been compensated for it.

That musician has done that, it called working smarter ... not harder. That is why businesses exist ... to make more from less.

Edited 2011-02-01 00:20 UTC

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by Thomas Anderson on Sat 5th Feb 2011 19:50 in reply to "RE: ..."
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2007-09-13

If you think actors and musicians "do nothing most of their days," you obviously have never known a working actor or musician, and you obviously don't know what you're talking about.

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