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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So did Van Gogh ...
by Augury on Tue 1st Feb 2011 10:15 UTC
Augury
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2010-08-16

From my point of view, that's why Coppola is an artist, he's focused on art not money.
While some others directors, let's say Cameron, are more focused on business. Avatar is a great show, but I don't call it art.

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RE: So did Van Gogh ...
by kuraegomon on Tue 1st Feb 2011 11:51 in reply to "So did Van Gogh ..."
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2009-01-05

You mean to tell me that you watched Avatar, and confused it with some other movie? Really? Just because something is massively popular, and very lucrative, doesn't preclude it from displaying creativity, or having artistic value. Many artists throughout history have been ruthlessly commercial - they had to eat too. You may not like it, but that's just your opinion. Artistic or commercial success is all just a popularity contest.

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RE[2]: So did Van Gogh ...
by Augury on Tue 1st Feb 2011 19:41 in reply to "RE: So did Van Gogh ..."
Augury Member since:
2010-08-16

It's not a matter of money or popularity, but technics != arts.
Avatar is a cool movie, but it's just a show made for audience.
If Kubrick or Godard had a made a story with blue aliens, even not in 3D, I'd change my opinion.

Van Gogh is a good example, of course he probably would love to earn money or be famous. But even if he was considered a mad red head drawer and sell paint for food, he can't help stop painting.

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