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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Cymro
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2005-07-07

Do you realise that most artists are already working to support their hobby?

That any money is usually a little bit on the side as reward for putting in hours on evenings and weekends?

Hardly anyone is making it rich. Some are lucky enough to go professional and you want to take that away because you have some high-horse mentality about what a proper job is.

Finally artists risk getting a fair slice of the profits that used to shovelled up by bone-idle wide-boys preserving the status quo, and at the same time the freetards want to take any remaining pittance away from them.

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Yamin Member since:
2006-01-10

"Do you realise that most artists are already working to support their hobby? "

That is how it should be. Depends on where you live I guess. I'm in Canada... and we never hear the end of artists wanting government funding.


"Some are lucky enough to go professional and you want to take that away because you have some high-horse mentality about what a proper job is. "

Where do I say that? If they can become professional, and make money off it... more power to them. Just don't expect society to bend over backwards (via direct funding of arts, or restrictive management of the internet).

Any professional musician can make a good living doing live shows. Movies themselves are an outing and movie stars/producers can make a good living...

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Cymro Member since:
2005-07-07

I'm sorry if I misunderstood the main thrust of your argument. Arts funding is a separate issue which I don't know enough about to comment.

You do mention restrictive control of the internet. I don't disagree with that in principle. I don't want dodgy characters like the RIAA to make the rules. It needs to be done by someone accountable, independent and who has the best interests of both artist and consumer in mind.

If someone comes up with a fair system with non-hysterical penalties meted out like parking fines (instead of violent robbery) I'm all for it.

Edited 2011-01-31 18:31 UTC

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