“Godfather” Director Francis Ford Coppola Calls Marvel Movies “Despicable”

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Martin Scorsese isn’t the only auteur who thinks Disney’s cash cow is tasteless. According to fellow filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (“Godfather,” “Apocalypse Now”), who received the prestigious Prix Lumière film award in France over the weekend, Scorsese’s comment on Marvel movies being “not cinema” was spot on. In fact, he thinks they’re “despicable.”

“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.”


Tsing Mui
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