Francis Ford Coppola Tributes Pour in After Godfather Director, 84, Makes Official Announcement
“One of the greatest surprises in life is when you realize you’re elderly,” Francis Ford Coppola said in a recent statement. However, that is a source of some solace because everyone enjoys hearing about Grandpa’s experiences from long ago. The 84-year-old filmmaker of such masterpieces as The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now made the remark when announcing his forthcoming picture Megalopolis on social media for the first time. The latest obsession of a director with nothing to prove but plenty of stories left to tell, the film features an impressive ensemble cast that includes Adam Driver, Forest Whitaker, Nathalie Emmanuel, Jon Voight, Lawrence Fisburne, Aubrey Plaza, Shia LaBeouf, Jason Schwartzman, Grace VanderWaal, Kathryn Hunter, Talia Shire, Dustin Hoffman, D.B. Sweeney, and Giancarlo Esposito. Coppola said why he was signing up for Twitter for the first time: “my hope is to give you a glimpse into my life and journey in making the most interesting film of my career, @Megalopolisfilm.” The narrative ought to provide explanations for many of the concerns that have been voiced in response to the film, which is among the most risky endeavors that Coppola has undertaken. The Hollywood Reporter had published claims that there was mayhem on the set of Megalopolis. This year, Coppola and Driver refuted those rumors, saying that there was no such thing. One of the film’s actors, Adam Driver, was quoted as saying the following to Deadline: “I’d like to briefly respond to The Hollywood Reporter article published Monday, January 9th.” Everything is going swimmingly! I am not familiar with the box set to which you are referring. It’s the first time I’ve come across that name. I’ve worked in places that were much more chaotic than this one, and this one isn’t even close. Coppola also refuted the report that was published in THR, stating that he is on schedule and has not over his budget. “What matters to me is that I am on schedule and on budget, and I adore my cast and what I am receiving every day,” Coppola continued. “What I am getting every day is what I am receiving every day.” A lady (Emmanuel) torn between her love for her classically oriented father (Whitaker) and her love for her futurist boyfriend (Driver) is at the center of this Coppola-produced, Coppola-written, Coppola-directed picture. Whatever Coppola’s motivation for joining social media, the flood of praise for one of cinema’s greatest directors was unavoidable. The majority were overly enthusiastic. “You’re in the right place! Your Dracula is wonderful, and I almost certainly can promise that my mother is presently watching one of your Godfather movies. as the words of one supporter put it “Yes! One further person commented, “A living great and a genius director who gives all of us a Mega cause to go back to the theaters.” Someone another remarked, “You have been a tremendous influence on my screenwriting and ambition as a filmmaker.” “Sir,” I’m sure you get that title a lot, but you really are a legendary figure. Some memorials were straightforward: A large number of ecstatic supporters yelled, “Welcome, Maestro!” as he entered the room. “Benvenuto, Francis,” says Cary Elwes, the star of “The Princess Bride,” “Glory,” “Saw,” and “Mission: Impossible—Dead Reckoning.” James Gunn, the writer and director of the Guardians of the Galaxy movie as well as the president of DC cinema, greeted him with “Welcome my friend.” In addition to that, there were some hilarious words of warning scattered throughout. A supporter commented that the making of Apocalypse Now is nothing compared to the horror show that takes place on social media. The featured image, which was generously provided by Shutterstock, features Francis Ford Coppola. This new and improved version has been updated to include the correction of an error.