From The Vault
January 8, 2020: Francis Ford Coppola 1967
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.