Rumpus: So many aspiring filmmakers are daunted by how much money films cost to make. Does that ever deter your ambition?
Coppola: In terms of money, I have a magic box. I do. In that box is an infinite amount of money. So when I have a worthy project I just go in that box and I take out the money. The box doesn’t exist and therefore there’s nothing in it. But I believe there is. And ultimately that’s what happens. At the time, if I ever have a script doing what I wish that it could do, then I would figure out where to get the money.
Francis Ford Coppola on false limitations
(HT to Brianne for Tweeting the great inteview)