Well, I guess we know why Francis Ford Coppola‘s partially self-funded passion project Megalopolis’ production budget is so high and why he fired his entire VFX team and his art department walked out en masse citing creative differences. Judging from new photos from the Atlanta set taken this week, Captain Francis is going to need a bigger boat (load of money) if he hopes to land his white whale because there aren’t enough effects, special, practical, or otherwise, to turn Shia LaBeouf into a Greek Goddess that anybody would pay a single red hemitetartemorion to see on the big screen. I’m looking at this shit on a little ole’ computer screen and I’m repulsed. If this is Megalopolis, throw it back. It’s clearly diseased! I’ll take The Meg(alodon) 3, 4, and 5 over this fishy mess any day.
Francis Ford Coppola’s Personally Funded Passion Project “Megalopolis” Is Reportedly Hemorrhaging Money And Talent
Three years ago, nepo daddy Francis Ford Coppola was bemoaning the state of CINEMA, placing the blame for its nosedive from high art to repetitive drivel squarely on the shoulders of those “despicable” “Marvel pictures.” At the time, Francis was already decades into production on the “most ambitious film” of his career, Megalopolis, which he is so passionate about, he’s reportedly sunk “tens of millions” of his own money into bringing it to the screen. And he ain’t talking about your dang phone! Francis means the huge silver one with dazzling images and the sound that you can feel and the whatnot. Megalopolis may be one man’s vision, but it takes a lot of money and manpower to make that vision a reality, and Francis is reportedly hemorrhaging both.
Taylor Swift Has Signed On With Searchlight Pictures To Write And Direct Her First Feature-Length Film
Just a year after making her sure-to-be Oscar-nominated directorial debut with the 15-minute short film, All Too Well, which doubles as a music video for her two-time smash hit song of the same name, Variety reports that Taylor Swift is gearing up to wade into deeper water by directing a feature-length film of her own original script for Searchlight Pictures. Variety also reports that Taylor will be sharing her insights and wisdom as a director with fellow auteurs such as James Cameron, Ryan Coogler, and Francis Ford Coppola as part of their Directors on Directors series, featuring “conversations between directors of the biggest films of the year.” Safe to say that at this point in Taylor’s remarkable career, it’s not hyperbole to call her one of the world’s most talented, gifted, and virtuosic storytellers of her or any other generation when it comes to shameless self-promotion. Simply put — she’s the best to ever do it.
Francis Ford Coppola Disputes Winona Ryder’s Account Of Verbal Abuse On The Set Of “Bram Stoker’s Dracula”
One might rightfully call Winona Ryder a sticky-fingered vixen, but to call her a liar, as Mel Gibson did earlier this week when he disputed her account of an abhorrent antisemitic comment he allegedly made to her at a party, is not really fair. Especially coming from an unflushable turd with a long and well documented history of abhorrent antisemitic behavior. Now, according to People, Francis Ford Coppola has come forward to dispute another anecdote Winona shared in her recent Sunday Times interview.
Francis Ford Coppola, the man who directed Captain EO, the WORST Star Wars movie ever made, has decided to get into the debate over what can be classified as “cinema”. Francis is with Martin Scorsese on this one, and thinks Marvel movies don’t count as cinema because they have nothing to teach us. He’s even went a step further saying that Marty was being too kind. Francis thinks they’re “despicable” and urged them to get off his lawn immediately.