“It is a victory for cinema”: The Godfather Director Applauds ‘Barbenheimer’, Claims Christopher Nolan and Greta Gerwig Saved Theaters After Tom Cruise’s $1.4B Top Gun 2

The Godfather Director Applauds ‘Barbenheimer’, Claims Christopher Nolan and Greta Gerwig Saved Theaters After Tom Cruise’s $1.4B Top Gun 2
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After creating a great buzz, the two highly anticipated films of the year, Oppenheimer and Barbie, got released. Both films are running successfully worldwide and making the film industry proud. Where people once became despondent about the future of Cinema, films like these have been a ray of hope.


American director Francis Ford Coppola agrees to this after witnessing the hype for both films. Recently, during an interactive session on his Instagram Stories, the director talked about his outlook for Hollywood’s upcoming days.


Francis Ford Coppola believes that it’s a Golden age of Hollywood

After witnessing a tough time during the pandemic, the film industry struggled a lot to regain its spark. The craze for cinema seemingly decreased as there were hardly any films that were able to meet the viewers’ expectations. But with the recent release of the two most anticipated films, Oppenheimer and Barbie, the industry got a ray of hope.


According to the legendary filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola, the release of both films is a big win for the industry. Though he hasn’t seen either of the movies, he is very impressed by them after witnessing their hype among the audience. Coppola shared on his Instagram stories,

“I have yet to see them (“Barbie” and “Oppenheimer”), but the fact that people are filling big theaters to see them and that they are neither sequels nor prequels, no number attached to them, meaning they are true one-off’s, is a victory for cinema.”

Francis Ford Coppola
Francis Ford Coppola

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The Godfather director has an optimistic vision for the upcoming years in Hollywood. The 84-year-old director said, 


“My hunch is that we’re on the verge of a golden age. Wonderful and illuminating cinema seen in large theaters.” 

Coppola’s outlook for the industry isn’t just positive; looking at his years of experience, his vision gives the certainty that with the release of ‘Barbenheimer’, American cinema might witness a new change.

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‘Barbenheimer’ is a ray of hope for the cinema

The 'Barbenheimer' phenomenon
The ‘Barbenheimer’ phenomenon

Two blockbuster hits—Barbie and Oppenheimer—released at the same time created a buzz among the audience. Two iconic filmmakers, Greta Gerwig, and Christopher Nolan, have perhaps decided to take the reins of the film industry and steer it in the right direction. Both directors gave us two iconic films that are indeed worth the hype.


Nolan’s film Oppehiemer, starring Cillian Murphy, is an explosive biography of J. Robert Oppenhiemer, who is popularly known as the father of the atomic bomb. On the other hand, Gerwig’s film Barbie is a perfect amalgamation of comedy and drama, which leaves the audience feeling empowered by the end of the film. The film features Margot Robbie as the lead protagonist.

Oppenheimer and Barbie are currently playing in theaters.

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Source: World of Reel


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