I've said this many times on this website, but your friends will be the most valuable part of your lasting career in Hollywood. They're the people you trust with feedback, the people who hug you when it all goes south, and the people who will stand by you as you make your way to the top. You have to have good friends and be a good friend to put it all together. 

Well, there are no closer Hollywood friends than Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese. Those guys have always had each other's backs, seeing each reach their fullest potential inside a crazy system. 

In 1997, they sat down for an epic conversation. The Scorsese and Coppola interview with Geoffrey Gilmore on the Hollywood Insiders program was full of fun surprises and frank conversation. 

Check it out and let's talk after. 

Enjoy Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese Talking About Movies for an Hour 

Even though that clip is over 20 years old, it still is interesting today.

One of my favorite bits is when Scorsese is asked if he has any more great films in him. To think of all the movies he's made since 1997, and to think back to that question, is astounding.

Another area they speak about is how studios and corporations have been manipulating cinema for ages. It's the beginning of the corporatization we see today, with studios selling to companies who are trying to make higher profits with content, and not with cinema. Their quips about lowering attention spans also ring true, with people today watching more TikToks than two-hour films. 

There are lots of commonalities between then and now. Hearing two people who have been to the top talk about where Hollywood is going can be a bit depressing. Especially as we are living in it now. But both are also two people who saw great ideas and great art transcend those issues. Go prove them right. 

What were your favorite parts of the conversation? Let us know in the comments.