Why is it that some of the most successful films of our time are perceived half way through production to be "shitty" by the Directors who make them? Most of the time it seems that in pre-production they are confident but somewhere along the way they lose all hope... the most notable example being Francis Ford Coppola and Apocalypse Now...
- Francis Ford Coppola: My greatest fear is to make a really shitty, embarrasing, pompous film on an important subject and I am doing it. I confront it. I acknowledge. I will tell you right straight from the most sincere depths of my heart, the film will not be good.
- Eleanor Coppola: It's like going to school. You finish your term paper and maybe you get a B instead of an A+ that you wanted, so you got a B -
- Francis Ford Coppola: But I'm gonna get an F! This film is a $20-million dollar disaster. Why won't anyone believe me? I am thinking of shooting myself!