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Responding to Randy's post about "filmmakers of the past
 
Just a couple of questions about things that weren't entirely clear to me:
(But first, a disclaimer) I would never argue that Welles wasn't a great
filmmaker, and I don't know if comparing Welles and Tarantino has any
relevance at this point, but
Is Coppola already a filmmaker of the past?
Is an extensive liberal arts education--knowledge of literature or even film
history--a prerequisite for great filmmaking?  Besides, some of the really
early greats didn't have an extensive knowledge of film history b/c there
wasn't much to have.
Doesn't it seem that nearly everything about P.F. indicates a fair knowledge of
film/tv/pop culture history--at least American and French New Wave stuff?
 
Just curious, M3