Francis Ford Coppola is one of the biggest legends in American cinema. He has won several Academy Awards for his work on the Godfather trilogy, both as a screenwriter and a director.
When he states his opinion on the world of film, it is best to listen -- even if you are a legend yourself.
He has some words to impart about his friend George Lucas, the creator of the beloved Star Wars franchise. Don't worry -- it isn't particularly nasty. Just think of it as a passing honest observation of someone who works in the same industry.
“I think Star Wars, it’s a pity," Coppola says, "because George Lucas was a very experimental crazy guy and he got lost in this big production and never got out of it.”
Reckon he was thinking about Jar Jar Binks and the overuse of CGI in the prequel universe? Well, your guess is as good as mine, but it seems that Coppola still truly believes in Lucas' talent and thinks that, if he stepped back from the huge movies, he could do wonders.
“I still hope that [George Lucas] made so much money out of it that he will just make some little movies. He promises me that he will,” Coppola says.
Well, come to think of it, George Lucas is the wealthiest out of all of Hollywood's directors. In fact, no celebrity could match his $5 billion net worth -- not even Oprah -- so maybe he will do small films like he promised Coppola.
But, please, no more Jar Jar Binks of any kind.