How does he create, arguably, the best 4 movies of the 70s and once the 80s hit...well, lets just say I'd rather not Remember the 80s when it comes to Coppola's films, same goes for the 90s. Perhaps he is using Sofia as a front and is actually resurrecting his own career. Perhaps he directed and wrote Virgin Suicides & Lost in Translation. You have to admit, in interviews she doesn't seem that insightful.
Pretending that you're being completely serious about that, Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation just aren't his style. I think Sofia is less than enthusiastic because, reportedly, that movie is her on a slab. Would you be enthusiastic or loose-lipped about things leading up to your divorce?
But going back to Francis, his output of late has been less than spectacular (though Dracula was good and The Rainmaker was at least decent, the best Grisham adaptation thus far) , but it makes me wonder if he really is just pulling a Kubrick and is spending forever doing pre-production on Megalopolis because he, naturally, wants it to be his return to greatness that we've all been waiting for.
Or at least, that's what I tell myself.
Excuse me as I put on The Conversation and watch it on a loop until the day Megalopolis comes out.