Francis Ford Coppola: Marvel films are “despicable”

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Francis Ford Coppola: Marvel films are “despicable”
The Godfather director spoke out in support of Martin Scorsese’s comments that Marvel films are not “true cinema.”

Francis Ford Coppola called Marvel Cinematic Universe films “despicable” at the Lumiere Film Festival in Lyon, where he received the Prix Lumiere.

The Godfather director spoke out in support of Martin Scorsese’s comments that Marvel films are not “true cinema.” He was flanked by Cannes chief Thierry Frémaux and acclaimed director Bertrand Tavernier.

Scorsese argued that Marvel films are like “theme park rides” when delivering the Bafta David Lean Lecture. In response to a question posed by Screen, Coppola acknowledged
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