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Francis Ford Coppola talks 'Tetro' on YouTube

February 25, 2009 |  5:10 pm

In the below video, Francis Ford Coppola takes YouTube viewers on a casual spin through his Napa Valley "office." The clip is noteworthy because the director of such films as "The Godfather" and "Apocalypse Now" is holding the camera himself in the grand (and awkward) tradition of Web autocinema. 

As he explains a few themes from his upcoming movie, "Tetro," which is only his second credited film as director in the last decade, he also lets slip a bit of workaholic neurosis. It's kind of endearing, considering it comes from an auteur of his stature:

"I should be working on yet another screenplay or doing any number of jobs I'm supposed to be working on."

You and everyone in Hollywood, sir!

— David Sarno