Francis Ford Coppola’s Slam on Marvel Films Fuels Debate Sparked by Martin Scorsese
Disparaging remarks by Francis Ford Coppola have further inflamed the debate sparked by Martin Scorsese and his criticism of Marvel and other comic book films. At a press conference in Lyon, France, where he was being honored at the Lumiere festival, the “Godfather” director said he fully agreed with Scorsese’s assessment and went even further in criticizing Marvel-type movies. “Martin was being kind when he said it wasn’t cinema,” Coppola said. “He didn’t say it was despicable, which is what I say.
Alan wrote Watchmen in 1986. The series depicts an alternate history where superheroes emerged in The writer claims adults enjoy superhero films because they don't wish to leave their "relatively Image caption Martin Scorsese is another critic of superhero films. In an interview with Empire, film
Turns out comic book writer Alan Moore had his own hot take on superhero movies years before Martin Scorsese , whose recent statements criticizing Moore discussed the topic with Brazilian writer Raphael Sassaki for an interview back in 2016, but that interview has been fully available in English
In the raging, never-ending debate on, it seems like we’ve finally ran out of voices to weigh in. Legendary director Martin Scorsese started the war when he Marvel movies to theme parks, and seemingly ended it with a somber op-ed in , in which he talks about the elimination of risk in cinema and the terrifying reality for new filmmakers.
But this week, we were offered a new perspective in this now months-long debate, courtesy of the archives. A fan site devoted to Watchmen scribe Alan Moore calleddug up a 2016 interview between Moore and a Brazlilian writer and editor named Raphael Sassaki for the latter’s book, . Near the end, the apparently-prescient Sassaki asks Moore for his thoughts on the impact of superheroes in modern culture.
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Dr . Manhattan in the original Watchmen . Alan Moore , Dave Gibbons/DC Comics. On Monday, a particularly provocative quote from Watchmen writer Where the arguments differ, however, is that while Scorsese is more of a figure in mainstream cinema, so his disdain for superhero movies feels
Yesterday, English comic writer Alan Moore (V for Vendetta, Watchmen , Batman: The Killing Joke) turned 66. The internet celebrated the writer ’ s b-day by unearthing a transcript of an interview Moore gave three years ago, which featured discussions on everything from magic and LSD to comic
Moore, characteristically, doesn’t mince words, starting by saying, “I think the impact of superheroes on popular culture is both tremendously embarrassing and not a little worrying.” He adds that he believes that while fit for children, superhero movies seem like they’re trying to serve “different needs” for adults.
“Primarily, mass-market superhero movies seem to be abetting an audience who do not wish to relinquish their grip on (a) their relatively reassuring childhoods, or (b) the relatively reassuring 20th century. The continuing popularity of these movies to me suggests some kind of deliberate, self-imposed state of emotional arrest, combined with an numbing condition of cultural stasis that can be witnessed in comics, movies, popular music and, indeed, right across the cultural spectrum.”
Later on, he continues his thought of how privilege and perspective affects the writing of comic books, saying superhero creators “have never stood up for their own rights against the companies that employ them” and “would seem to be largely employed as cowardice compensators.”
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Alan Moore (born 18 November 1953) is an English writer known primarily for his work in comic books including Watchmen , V for Vendetta, The Ballad of Halo Jones, Swamp Thing
“ Watchmen ” creator Alan Moore calls the impact of superheroes on popular culture “both aggressive — silent film “Birth of a Nation” is a superhero film. Moore believes that superheroes Also Read: ' Watchmen ' Series Premiere Is HBO' s Most - Watched Debut on Digital Platforms Since 'Westworld'.
“I would also remark that save for a smattering of non-white characters (and non-white creators) these books and these iconic characters are still very much white supremacist dreams of the master race. In fact, I think that a good argument can be made for D.W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation as the first American superhero movie, and the point of origin for all those capes and masks.”
If you think about Scorsese’s Times op-ed, Moore’s thoughts are even more interesting. Scorsese addressed the appetite for superhero movies in supply-and-demand terms, writing, “If people are given only one kind of thing and endlessly sold only one kind of thing, of course they’re going to want more of that one kind of thing.” Moore puts the blame more on the viewers, and their deliberate, “self-imposed state of emotional arrest.”
Moore and Scorsese’s views on the problem with superhero movie-makers are closer—that one of the biggest problems is the limited perspective of the creators. Scorsese wrote, “All the same, they lack something essential to cinema: the unifying vision of an individual artist. Because, of course, the individual artist is the riskiest factor of all.” Of course, Scorsese didn’t call superheroes “very much white supremacist dreams of the master race,” but the lack of diversity in superhero movie-making isn’t a hard argument to make.
Closer to the end of the interview, when poor Raphael asked what Moore thought Watchmen’s lasting impact on comics is, he said, “Frankly, I don’t think about comics that much, I don’t think of Watchmen at all, and the lasting impact of one upon the other is really no longer my concern.”
Tell us how you really feel Alan!
Watchmen: the series will air on HBO in 2019
The superhero team will return next year in an unseen series broadcast on the American channel.
"Nothing evers ends". The comics of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons will be entitled to his television adaptation. After Zach Snyder's 2009 feature film, HBO officially commissioned a Watchmen series from(Lost: The Lost). "Watchmen embraces the nostalgia of the revolutionary graphic novel while trying to forge a new image," describes an HBO statement, reinforcing the idea that the series will not be a faithful adaptation of the comics but an original plot that exploits the universe Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.
"These graphic novels are sacred, and we will not recycle them, any more than we will recreate, reproduce or reboot them," wrote showrunner Damon Lindelof in May,
According to our fellow, the pilot was directed by Nicole Kassell. The distribution of the series is already known. Jeremy Irons will be speaking to Regina King, Don Johnson, Louis Gossett Jr., Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Adelaide Clemens, Andrew Howard, Tim Blake Nelson, Tom Mison, Frances Fisher, Jacob Ming-Trent, Sara Vickers, Dylan Schombing, Lily Rose Smith and Adelynn Spoon. According to a film shot last June, the plot would involve an extraterrestrial attack , main antagonist in the comics.
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"I have great hopes for the series," HBO programming president Casey Bloys told the Television Critics Association Award (TCA). "They did a great job. Damon wrote a phenomenal screenplay, and Nikki Kassell did an incredible job filming the series. "HBO announced that the Watchmen series is expected to air on the channel by 2019.
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