Francis Ford Coppola On Making 'The Godfather' : Fresh Air Coppola was 29 years old when he signed on to direct a film. "I was young and had no power," he said. "So [the studio] figured they could just boss me around." But Coppola fought back. He recalled the making of his masterpiece in a 2016 interview with Terry Gross.
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Francis Ford Coppola On Making 'The Godfather'

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Francis Ford Coppola On Making 'The Godfather'

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Coppola was 29 years old when he signed on to direct a film. "I was young and had no power," he said. "So [the studio] figured they could just boss me around." But Coppola fought back. He recalled the making of his masterpiece in a 2016 interview with Terry Gross.