Francis Ford Coppola, the director of "The Godfather," praises "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer," calling it "a victory for cinema."

Los Angeles The seasoned director Francis Ford Coppola calls the positive reception to the two high-profile releases, "Barbie" and "Oppenheimer," "a victory for cinema," and expresses his happiness at seeing people swarm movie theaters to see them.

 In response to inquiries from followers on his Instagram Stories about whether or not he had seen Christopher Nolan's "Oppenheimer" and Greta Gerwig's "Barbie," Coppola made this statement.

"I have yet to see them, but the fact that people are filling big theatres to see them and that they are neither sequels nor prequels, 

no number attached to them, meaning they are true one-offs, is a victory for cinema," the director, who is 84 years old, said.

'Barbie' and 'Oppenheimer' have been doing really well since their opening weekend on July 21–23, according to the entertainment website The Hollywood Reporter. Oh, Gerwi.

Regarding Nolan's film, "Oppenheimer" became the third-biggest opening weekend for a biographical picture in North America, according to the outlet.

Coppola, who had previously declared his distaste for franchises, was the driving force behind the 'The Godfather' film trilogy, 

which was adapted from Mario Puzo's internationally popular 1969 novel.

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