I'm not surprised that Scorsese's narcissistic male fantasy (with its defensive and pandering satire failing completely) receives endless praise while Coppola's segment—a parable that explores the inner life of a young girl—is dismissed as trivial. Such a reception typifies the critical acceptance and privileging of the male gaze.
LIFE LESSONS is one of Scorsese's finest films. LIFE WITHOUT ZOE is an embarassment, one of Coppola's lowest points. OEDIPUS WRECKS has some amusement value, as you get to watch the sublime Julie Kavner wipe up the screen with Woody Allen.
We can all pretend that Coppola's segment doesn't exist and be OK with it, but nobody can ignore that this film puts on the screen three absolute masters of their craft: Néstor Almendros, Vittorio Storaro, Sven Nykvist.
No cabe la menor duda de que lo peor que ha engendrado Francis Ford Coppola es...Sofia Coppola. Su "corto" es la única cinta documentada que es capaz de generar gastritis, nausea, migraña, diarrea y en algunos casos, cáncer.