Francis Ford Coppola

Found 22 thoughts of Francis Ford Coppola

I always found the film world unpleasant. It's all about the schedule, and never really flew for me.

Francis Ford Coppola

Usually, the stuff that's your best idea or work is going to be attacked the most.

Francis Ford Coppola

They needed someone to write a script of The Great Gatsby very quickly for the movie they were making. I took this job so I'd be sure to have some dough to support my family.

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.

Francis Ford Coppola

You donít have to specialize - do everything that you love and then, at some time, the future will come together for you in some form.

Francis Ford Coppola

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.

Francis Ford Coppola

Anything you build on a large scale or with intense passion invites chaos.

Francis Ford Coppola

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.

Francis Ford Coppola

I remember teachers who really singled me out for their discouragement.

Francis Ford Coppola

I had a number of very strong personalities in my family. My father was a concert flutist, the solo flute for Toscanini.

Francis Ford Coppola

I associate my motion picture career more with being unhappy and scared, or being under the gun, than with anything pleasant.

Francis Ford Coppola

I had been a kid that moved so much, I didn't have a lot of friends. Theater really represented camaraderie.

Francis Ford Coppola

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.

Francis Ford Coppola

You ought to love what you're doing because, especially in a movie, over time you really will start to hate it.

Francis Ford Coppola

My film is not a movie; it's not about Vietnam. It is Vietnam.

Francis Ford Coppola

I don't think there's any artist of any value who doesn't doubt what they're doing.

Francis Ford Coppola

A number of images put together a certain way become something quite above and beyond what any of them are individually.

Francis Ford Coppola

We had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little, we went insane.

Francis Ford Coppola

Art depends on luck and talent.

Francis Ford Coppola

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.

Francis Ford Coppola

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.

Francis Ford Coppola

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.

Francis Ford Coppola