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Thursday, April 5

Francis Ford Coppola can straight up FUCK OFF.

Oh, Francis. You fat, fat, fat, scarved troll of a human being. I'm curious how your daughter feels about your stance on art, as seen on the Daily Swarm ~

“I have another job. I make films. No one tells me what to do. But I make the money in the wine industry. You work another job and get up at five in the morning and write your script.

“This idea of Metallica or some rock n’ roll singer being rich, that’s not necessarily going to happen anymore. Because, as we enter into a new age, maybe art will be free. Maybe the students are right. They should be able to download music and movies. I’m going to be shot for saying this. But who said art has to cost money? And therefore, who says artists have to make money?”

Yeah, maybe Metallica shouldn't make another million bucks so that they can air their dirty laundry in a docu-drama (again). However, there's several flaws in your statement ~ but I can only expect as much from a friend & colleague of George Lucas.

Let's start with the fact that the money you made on the Godfather trilogies, which provided the capital for you to purchase the land that your winery rests on. Without you getting paid for your art, you will-a-drink-a-no-wine-a. You-a-make-a-no-wine-a.

I know you've directed some films, and some have made money, others - well you could've cut out the middle man on a few and just thrown the money provided to you directly into the toilet - but you also are a producer of movies, meaning you provide the capital for many other movies to be made, and you make (in turn) a larger share of the profits as they come in. Movies like The Virgin Suicides, Sleepy Hollow, and American Graffiti. Without the proceeds from these movies, again, you would never have been able to squash one single grape for it's delicious nectar.

Getting back to the Godfather for a sec - the crucial point you failed to get (maybe it was hidden under your belly?) was that without The Godfather THE NOVEL, written by NOVELIST/ARTIST Mario Puzo, who published his book to make money on his art.

At least we know that you do not want your own daughter, Sophia Coppola to make any money. That's ok, though - you can daddy Warbucks her talent into the ground....you've managed to do it to yourself, so why not involve a member of the family who is following in your footsteps as an artist, selling her art to make money.

So....Francis, seriously, and I mean this with much respect - FUCK YOU. Fuck your winery. Fuck your shitty films. Fuck your stance on "art". Fuck you for giving up. Fuck you for The Godfather Pt. 3. Fuck you for not knowing when not to wear a scarf. And, most importantly that next sip of wine? I hope you choke on it. You know what should be free in this "new age", as you call it? FOOD. DRINK. EVEN WINE.

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