Facts about Francis Ford Coppola

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Francis Ford Coppola is a famous Director from USA, he/she is 81 years old and still alive, born April 7, 1939.

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He/she is born under the zodiac aries, who is known for Active, Demanding, Determined, Effective, Ambitious. Our collection contains 37 quotes who is written / told by Francis, under the main topic Movie.

Related authors: Nicolas Cage

Famous quotes by Francis Ford Coppola (37)


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"When I was about 9, I had polio, and people were very frightened for their children, so you tended to be isolated. I was paralyzed for a while, so I watched television"
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"We had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little, we went insane"
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"Usually, the stuff that's your best idea or work is going to be attacked the most"
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"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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"You have to really be courageous about your instincts and your ideas. Otherwise you'll just knuckle under, and things that might have been memorable will be lost"
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"I thought I wanted to be a playwright because I was interested in stories and telling stories"
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"I think cinema, movies, and magic have always been closely associated. The very earliest people who made film were magicians"
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"I remember teachers who really singled me out for their discouragement"
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"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"
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"I liked to work in a shop down in the basement and invent things and build gadgets"
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"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 understand what they were saying; he wanted me to make up dialogue"
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"I had been a kid that moved so much, I didn't have a lot of friends. Theater really represented camaraderie"
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"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"
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"I had a number of very strong personalities in my family. My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini"
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"I had a number of teachers who hated me. I didn't do well in school"
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"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"
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"I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing"
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"I became quite successful very young, and it was mainly because I was so enthusiastic and I just worked so hard at it"
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"I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant"
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"I always found the film world unpleasant. It's all about the schedule, and never really flew for me"
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"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"
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"Frank Capra was a prop man, I think. John Ford was a prop man. It was a little bit of a father and son thing, and you kind of worked your way up"
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"Art depends on luck and talent"
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"Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos"
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"A number of images put together a certain way become something quite above and beyond what any of them are individually"
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"You're in a profession in which absolutely everybody is telling you their opinion, which is different. That's one of the reasons George Lucas never directed again"
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"You ought to love what you're doing because, especially in a movie, over time you really will start to hate it"
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"The essence of cinema is editing. It's the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy"
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"Ten Days That Shook The World, by Eisenstein, I went to see it, and I was so impressed with this film, so impressed with what cinema could do"
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"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"
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"My film is not a movie; it's not about Vietnam. It is Vietnam"
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"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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"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"
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"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"
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"In kindergarten that used to be my job, to tell them fairytales. I liked Hans Christian Andersen, and the Grimm fairy tales, all the classic fairy tales"
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"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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"I was the kind of kid that had some talents or ability, but it never came out in school"


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