Don't expect to see a revised Godfather III-D in your local shop anytime soon as directing legend and Hollywood veteran Francis Ford Coppola has spoken out against 3D filmmaking, branding it "tiresome".

In an interview with Electronic House website, the famed director of The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now states that 3D does not enhance the pleasure of watching movies and the fact that one has to wear glasses to appreciate the effect is a big problem.

Read more about Coppola's views after the jump... Don't expect to see a revised Godfather 3-D in your local shop anytime soon as directing legend and Hollywood veteran Francis Ford Coppola has spoken out against 3D filmmaking, branding it "tiresome".

In an interview with Electronic House website, the famed director of The Godfather trilogy and Apocalypse Now states that 3D does not enhance the pleasure of watching movies and the fact that one has to wear glasses to appreciate the effect is a big problem.

He says that modern 3D is "no different from the 1950s (..) I feel that until you can watch 3D without glasses, it's the same thing we know. I personally do not want to watch a movie with glasses. It's tiresome."

Coppola even admits in the interview that he removed his 3D glasses to watch portions of Avatar, even though it meant he was watching out of focus.

Hmmm, all well and good but Coppola wasn't saying that back in 1986 when he made the 3D film Captain Eo with Michael Jackson. Shown exclusively in Disney theme parks, the film is, rather confusingly, regarded as the first 4D film because it combined 3D filmmaking with in-theatre effects such as extra lighting and lasers.

Anyway, rather than sounding like an old grump that doesn't understand the latest technology, Coppola comes out in favour of digital filmmaking and cinema, calling it "breathtaking", adding "When I hear that my movies are being shown on digital projectors, I am relieved."

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