By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

Francis Coppola

“The golden times were when Hollywood was run by the owners. You know what the Chinese say? The best fertilizer is the footsteps of the owner. In those days, and even when I first worked, because I had the pleasure of working with Darryl Zanuck, Sam Goldwyn, Jack Warner, the owners ran the studios and competed with each other. They were all versions of Harvey Weinstein. Imagine six Harvey Weinsteins with his intelligence and talent — and his obnoxious vulgarity! — all vying to make the best movies and most commercial movies of the year. It was a magical element you can’t discount. “Who are the owners now? The owners are not there making the films. Instead highly paid executives are there whose names we don’t even know. It’s not the same movie business.”
~ Francis Coppola

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