Francis Coppola

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Francis Coppola

Francis Coppola

A number of images put together a certain way become something quite above and beyond what any of them are individually.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:14]
Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:18]
Art depends on luck and talent.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:22]
George Lucas doesn't have the most physical stamina. He was so unhappy making Star Wars that he just vowed he'd never do it again.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:36]
I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:44]
I became quite successful very young, and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and I just worked so hard at it.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:55]
I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:58]
I had a heartbreaking experience when I was 9. I always wanted to be a guard. The most wonderful girl in the world was a guard. When I got polio and then went back to school, they made me a guard. A teacher took away my guard button.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:08]
I had a number of teachers who hated me. I didn't do well in school.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:11]
I had a number of very strong personalities in my family. My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:16]
I had an older brother who was very interested in literature, so I had an early exposure to literature, and and theater. My father sometimes would work in musical comedies.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:22]
I had been a kid that moved so much, I didn't have a lot of friends. Theater really represented camaraderie.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:28]
I landed a job with Roger Corman. The job was to write the English dialogue for a Russian science fiction picture. I didn't speak any Russian. He didn't care whether I could understandMore Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:31]
I liked to work in a shop down in the basement and invent things and build gadgets.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:39]
I remember growing up with television, from the time it was just a test pattern, with maybe a little bit of programming once in a while.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:45]
I remember teachers who really singled me out for their discouragement.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:49]
I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:04]
I thought I wanted to be a playwright because I was interested in stories and telling stories.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:10]
I was the kind of kid that had some talents or ability, but it never came out in school.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:29]
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.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:35]
It's ironic that at age 32, at probably the greatest moment of my career, with The Godfather having such an enormous success, I wasn't even aware of it, because I was somewhere else under the deadline again.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:44]
Listen, if there's one sure-fire rule that I have learned in this business, it's that I don't know anything about human nature.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:49]
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.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:53]
My film is not a movie; it's not about Vietnam. It is Vietnam.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:57]
Roger Corman exploited all of the young people who worked for him, but he really gave you responsibility and opportunity. So it was kind of a fair deal.More Francis Coppola [10/05/2011 01:10:01]

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