From the Esquire interview with Francis Ford Coppola:
When I was sixteen or seventeen, I wanted to be a writer. I wanted to be a playwright. But everything I wrote, I thought, was weak. And I can remember falling asleep in tears because I had no talent the way I wanted to have.
Did you ever see Rushmore? I was just like that kid.
Francis Ford Coppola and his daughter Sofia at the 1979 Cannes Film Festival Premiere of Apocalypse Now.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
“This is an Apocalypse…”
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