How autobiographical is the story? There have been all the rumors that Giovanni Ribisi’s character is based on your husband at the time, Spike Jonze, and that Anna Faris’s character is based on Cameron Diaz.

The character of the actress was based on a bunch of people—just that type. I could probably name eight people that she was based on, just that bubbly, extroverted blonde that you see on talk shows. It was the opposite of the Scarlett character, where I was feeling very introverted and didn’t know what I was doing. It was just a certain actress type that I was hanging around sometimes. It wasn’t a slight at anyone in particular. But the character of the husband, I was just married and trying to figure it out, so that relationship was based on what I was going through at the time.
-sofia coppola

How autobiographical is the story? There have been all the rumors that Giovanni Ribisi’s character is based on your husband at the time, Spike Jonze, and that Anna Faris’s character is based on Cameron Diaz.

The character of the actress was based on a bunch of people—just that type. I could probably name eight people that she was based on, just that bubbly, extroverted blonde that you see on talk shows. It was the opposite of the Scarlett character, where I was feeling very introverted and didn’t know what I was doing. It was just a certain actress type that I was hanging around sometimes. It wasn’t a slight at anyone in particular. But the character of the husband, I was just married and trying to figure it out, so that relationship was based on what I was going through at the time.

-sofia coppola

the bling ring (2013)

the bling ring (2013)

cleo - Elle Fanning (somewhere)

cleo - Elle Fanning (somewhere)

"Yes, it was. It was the end of adolescence and the beginning of a lifetime of compromises, disenchantments and real things. First sex is ideal only in legend. In life it attaches plumbing, fluids, gropings, fumblings and pain to what was only an hour ago a platonic ideal. Trip left Lux not because he was a pig, but because he was a boy and broken with grief at the loss of his—their—dream. And when the Lisbon girls kill themselves, do not blame their deaths on their weird parents. Mourn for the passing of everyone you knew and everyone you were in the last summer before sex. Mourn for the idealism of inexperience."

-Roger Ebert on disenchantment in adolescence shown through The Virgin Suicides

marie antoinette - behind the scene!

marie antoinette - behind the scene!

marie antoinette - behind the scene!

Sebastian Armesto (comte de provence) by: sofia coppola
marie antoinette (2006)

Sebastian Armesto (comte de provence) by: sofia coppola

marie antoinette (2006)

The tricky feat that Ms. Coppola pulls off is to convey the emptiness of Johnny’s situation without denying its appeal, and also without giving him more spiritual depth than would be credible. He lives in a world where his desires are so instantly and easily gratified that they hardly even count as desires, since no longing or effort ever enters into the picture.

“I talked to my friend’s 17-year-old daughter about the slang that teenagers use, and this lovely young lady explained that all her friends call one another “bitches”, “sluts,” and “whores”. I also went to clubs in LA with all the girls dressed up in miniskirts and sky-high shoes. That was pretty exotic. Everyone was texting, taking pictures, and I tried to put as much of that in the film [The Bling Ring] as possible. It was almost sci-fi, this idea that living does not count unless you are documenting it. All those things interest me and say so much about our culture, and what is emphasised as important.”
-sofia coppola
I talked to my friend’s 17-year-old daughter about the slang that teenagers use, and this lovely young lady explained that all her friends call one another “bitches”, “sluts,” and “whores”. I also went to clubs in LA with all the girls dressed up in miniskirts and sky-high shoes. That was pretty exotic. Everyone was texting, taking pictures, and I tried to put as much of that in the film [The Bling Ring] as possible. It was almost sci-fi, this idea that living does not count unless you are documenting it. All those things interest me and say so much about our culture, and what is emphasised as important.
-sofia coppola

Palo alto - Gia Coppola

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