Godfather director disses 3-D as "tiresome"

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Dec 14, 2012, 4:31 PM EST

Looks like Roger Ebert has company. Ebert—who last month told us why he hated 3-D (and why he thought you should, too)—has been joined in his anti-3-D crusade by Francis Ford Coppola, director of The Godfather, Apocalypse Now and (ironically enough) the 3-D Captain Eo, made with Michael Jackson back in 1986.

"I feel that until you can watch 3-D without glasses, it's the same thing we know," Coppola told Electronic House. "I personally do not want to watch a movie with glasses. It's tiresome."

Turns out the director even took off his 3-D glasses during parts of Avatar—even though that meant he was watching the film out of focus.

Coppola did call Cameron's blockbuster "fantastic," but said that "I don't see why a movie is better in 3-D."

He added that Hollywood's studios' rush to make 3-D movies is just a way "to make you pay more money for a ticket."

So what do you think of this 3-D backlash?

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