Francis Ford Coppola also criticizes Marvel films: “Despicable”
Filmmaker Martin Scorsese set the Internet ablaze last month by saying he did not consider Marvel movies to be cinema, comparing big blockbusters to “amusement parks.” Now The American director Francis Ford Coppola, winner of the 2019 Lumière award, calls the ‘superhero’ cinema ‘despicable’ and charges against the rise of populism in the world.
“When Martin Scorsese says that the Marvel pictures are not cinema, he’s right because we expect to learn something from cinema, we expect to gain something, some enlightenment, some knowledge, some inspiration.
“I don’t know that anyone gets anything out of seeing the same movie over and over again,” the 80-year-old filmmaker said.
“Martin was kind when he said it’s not cinema. He didn’t say it’s despicable, which I just say it is.”
Coppola also said he was working on his biggest project yet: “Megalopolis”, a film about a utopia, a project he has nurtured for two decades.
“I wanted to make a film about a human expression of what really is heaven on earth.
“I would say it’s the most ambitious film (I’ve worked on) — more than ‘Apocalypse Now’. That’s the problem,” he added.
“Apocalypse Now”, his 1979 war epic starring Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando, is notorious for the vast amount of time and money it ate up during production.
“I think it would cost more than ‘Apocalypse Now’,” said Coppola. “It would be the biggest budget I ever had to work with.”
Coppola, the director of the “Godfather” films, joins an illustrious list of film-makers and actors to have received the Prix Lumiere, including Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, and Milos Forman.
Coppola currently works in an epic called Megalopolis, which has been in development for over 20 years.
via: yahoo news