The Big Problem With Star Wars, According To Francis Ford Coppola

December 9, 2015 12:15 AM

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Even though he had nothing to do with the actual production of the movie, as Star Wars: The Force Awakens draws ever closer, George Lucas has been at the forefront of the minds of many people. We want to know if he’s seen the film, we want to know what he thought, we want to know if he’ll come to our holiday party. But it’s not just fans who are thinking about Lucas, contemporaries like Francis Ford Coppola are also reflecting on their peer, and the Godfather director has one big issue with the Star Wars universe, namely it’s impact on Lucas as an artist.

After graduating from the University of Southern California, Lucas and Coppola founded American Zoetrope together (before he eventually started Lucasfilm) with the idea of working outside of the Hollywood system they viewed as oppressive. During the early stages of his career, Lucas was definitely m...

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