Francis Ford Coppola Quotes

Francis Ford Coppola Quotes: I gladly, I voluntarily gave up the kind of commercial film career I had going as soon as I had enough money to finance my own films. I didn't make that money necessarily from the film business, but I eventually made a lot of money and that's what I do. Of course, I consider myself unbelievably fortunate, and I'm pretty content with my life.
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Francis Ford Coppola Quote: Whom God wishes to destroy, He first makes successful in show business.
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Quotes about Francis Ford Coppola: When that happens - when risk is taken and the filmmakers dive into the subject matter without a parachute - very often what you get it something with those qualities that make it age well with the public.
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Quote about Francis Ford Coppola: The great hope is that people who wouldn't normally make films will be making them. Suddenly, one day some little fat girl in Ohio is going to be the new Mozart and make a beautiful film with her father's camera and for once the so called professionalism about movies will be destroyed forever - and it will really become an art form.
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Francis Ford Coppola Sayings: Most Italians who came to this country are very patriotic. There was this exciting possibility that if you worked real hard, and you loved something, you could become successful.
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Francis Ford Coppola Saying: An essential element of any art is risk. If you don't take a risk then how are you going to make something really beautiful, that hasn't been seen before?
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Sayings about Francis Ford Coppola: I believe that filmmaking - as, probably, is everything - is a game you should play with all your cards, and all your dice, and whatever else you've got. So, each time I make a movie, I give it everything I have. I think everyone should, and I think everyone should do everything they do that way.
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Saying about Francis Ford Coppola: So give yourself that chance to put together the 80, 90 pages of a draft and then read it very in a nice little ceremony, where you're comfortable, and you read it and make good notes on it, what you liked, what touched you, what moved you, what's a possible way, and then you go about on a rewrite.
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Francis Ford Coppola Quotes: I wrote the script of Patton. I had this very bizarre opening where he stands up in front of an American flag and gives this speech. Ultimately, I was fired. When the script was done, they hired another writer and that script was forgotten.
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Francis Ford Coppola Quote: The stuff that I got in trouble for, the casting for The Godfather or the flag scene in Patton, was the stuff that was remembered, and was considered the good work.
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Quotes about Francis Ford Coppola: I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing.
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Quote about Francis Ford Coppola: The only TV I would be interested in exploring would be live television. There's no substitute for a team of artists performing at their peak live when failure is possible. It's a high-wire act. That excites me.
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Francis Ford Coppola Sayings: But who said art has to cost money? And therefore, who says artists have to make money?
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Francis Ford Coppola Saying: I just finished a film a few days ago, and I came home and said I learned so much today. So if I can come home from working on a little film after doing it for 45 years and say, I learned so much today, that shows something about the cinema. Because the cinema is very young. It's only 100 years old.
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Sayings about Francis Ford Coppola: We were raised in an Italian-American household, although we didn't speak Italian in the house. We were very proud of being Italian, and had Italian music, ate Italian food.
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Saying about Francis Ford Coppola: Lots of people have criticized my movies, but nobody has ever identified the real problem: I'm a sloppy filmmaker.
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Francis Ford Coppola Quotes: Although knowledge of structure is helpful, real creativity comes from leaps of faith in which you jump to something illogical. But those leaps form the memorable moments in movies and plays.
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Francis Ford Coppola Quote: That's part of the requirement for me to be an artist is that you're trying to share your personal existence with others and trying to illuminate modern life, trying to understand life.
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