Francis Ford Coppola comes to YouTube

Just how mainstream is Netflix? One of the oldest school of old-school directors is using it to promote his newest movie.

Francis Ford Coppola is now online with his first viral short promoting “Tetro,” his upcoming film starring Vincent Gallo. It’s no sophisticated filmmaking from a great director or an ironic take on the quality of most videos on YouTube. It’s just Francis Ford Coppola, holding a camcorder in one hand, walking alone through his office in the Napa Valley showing us his home office where he works, which basically consists of several laptops and some blueprints (no idea why).

FFC’s agenda seems quite simple. He’s just saying “hi” and telling us a little bit about his upcoming movie.

The video is apparently meant to serve as an introduction to the new website for “Tetro,” which just launched here. As of this writing, only 519 people have watched Francis Ford Coppola’s first directorial effort since 2007’s “Youth Without Youth.” Here’s hoping the Internets can show a little more respect:

(via LA Times tech blog)

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