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In 1967, Cop­po­la was asked to speak about his expe­ri­ence as a film­mak­er. Cop­po­la begins by stat­ing he felt bare­ly qual­i­fied to speak as a film­mak­er since in 1967 he was still a film stu­dent at UCLA. But in real­i­ty he forged a very intense film­mak­ing expe­ri­ence for him­self that he out­lines in this talk.

Lat­er that same year Cop­po­la would earn his Mas­ters degree in Cin­e­matog­ra­phy at UCLA, famous­ly using his new­ly com­plet­ed fea­ture, You’re A Big Boy Now as his mas­ter’s the­sis.

In 1967, Fran­cis Ford Cop­po­la was only a 27 year old film stu­dent, but he was already a sea­soned film­mak­ing vet­er­an.

In this talk you will hear a young and ener­getic Cop­po­la describe his path to suc­cess in the indif­fer­ent Hol­ly­wood Stu­dio sys­tem.

His sto­ry is amaz­ing. Hear­ing his path to film­mak­ing suc­cess in his own words is priceless.