Francis Ford Coppola: On Risk, Money, Craft & Collaboration – The 99 Percent

– There are three rules: 1) Write and direct original screenplays, 2) make them with the most modern technology available, and 3) self-finance them.
– You must never be the kind of director, I think maybe I was when I was 18, “No, no, no, I know best.
– Napoleon once said, ‘Use the weapons at hand,’ and this is what a film director has to do everyday.


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