Francis Coppola on Movie Making

I recently watched ‘Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse about the making of Francis Coppola’s ‘Apocalypse Now’.

In the movie he says the following (in 1991). I thought it was a interesting viewpoint on the effects of easy access to high quality cameras, sound recording equipment, and distribution channels for the creations. The only thing that is scarce, is talent.

“To me the great hope is that now these little 8mm video records and stuff that are coming out, just some, people that normally wouldn’t make movies are going to be making them and, you know, suddenly one day some fat girl in Ohio is going to be the next 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 – that’s my opinion.”

Francis Coppola – Quote from ‘Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalype’, 1991

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