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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Comment by Bounty
by Bounty on Mon 31st Jan 2011 18:35 UTC
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Just because many of you would make horrible artists and have zero skill, doesn't make it worthless.

This website is a good example. Is it a hobby or is it a job? It's protected by a copyright notice. That should help advertisers stick around. Otherwise I'd imagine this content would be copied elsewhere and no users/advertisers would be here.

Also Coppola is full of it. He sued Hollywood for 20 million over his directing of Pinocchio. He's declared bankruptcy multiple times. He switched over to making movies for fun instead of profit because other than The Godfather and Dracula, he basically sucks at making movies. It's a good thing he was paid well for The Godfather, so that he had money to invest in the wine making business. Now he can make junk indie movies. Arguably the movies he did make money on were standard Hollywood stuff.... that critics liked. His indy stuff.... panned.

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