Francis Ford Coppola: Asleep at the Movies?


“Cinema is losing the public’s interest,” said Francis Ford Coppola, in what may be the first proclamation by a fabled filmmaker that the public longs for movies it can sleep through. "We used to think of six, seven big film companies. Every one of them is under great stress now...The cinema as we know it is falling apart.”

At the Beirut Film Festival to show his new film Tetro, Coppola was later overheard exclaiming loudly that he'd rather sleep through a slow-moving movie than watch another Star Wars clone, but the exact wording of his film sleepy testimonial could not be verified by press time.


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