Who is sofia coppola dating
Who is sofia coppola dating
Coppola’s very feminine film and its pastel palette is practically obsessed with the billowing dresses, petite shoes, cascading wigs, scrumptious sweets and opulent grounds of Versailles that dominated Marie’s life.
Through her now trademark longshots and carefully constructed soundtracks, Coppola explored the way society often treats young women, placing them on pedestals and surrounding them with unattainable expectations.
Similarly, Somewhere offered a look at a rare father-daughter drama that identified most strongly with the teenage girl at its centre (played by Elle Fanning).
One scene in particular, set to the cooing melody of Gwen Stefani’s ‘Cool’, offered a blissful representation of what Coppola does better than almost anybody else: peeling back layers of excess to find single, simple truths.
Coppola’s most well-loved film — Lost In Translation, for which she won the Oscar for ‘Best Screenplay’ and became only the third woman to be nominated in the ‘Best Director’ category — stars Scarlett Johansson as a Sofia Coppola proxy hiding in the shadow of her absent husband and Bill Murray as a world-weary actor with whom she forges an unforgettable (and refreshingly unromantic) bond.
If you believe her critics, Academy Award-winning writer/director Sofia Coppola has a problem with anyone who isn’t white and affluent. Jones of the Chicago Reader put it very succinctly when critiquing Coppola’s last film, the coolly-received Somewhere (2010), by stating: “(If) you’re impressed by the fact that this won the Golden Lion at Venice, go look up the price of a flight to Venice.” It’s true that the majority of Coppola’s five films as director have dealt with the insular world of the rich and famous: an aging actor experiencing an existential crisis in Lost In Translation (2003), the very literal Queen of France in Marie Antoinette (2006), and a Hollywood movie star struggling with the daily challenges of parental responsibility in Coppola’s latest film is The Bling Ring, a ripped-from-the-headlines affair that’s as polished and emotionally vacant as one would expect from a film about a group of teenagers who idolise Paris Hilton and her Hollywood Hills ilk.
She’s “superficial”, a “pampered princess”, and makes “shallow film[s] about shallow people”, say the reviewers. Adapted from Nancy Jo Sales’ Vanity Fair article, ‘The Suspects Wore Louboutins’ (I wish they’d kept that fabulous title, don’t you?
), it coolly observes the exploits of the infamous ‘Bling Ring’, who broke into celebrities’ houses between October 2008 and August 2009 and stole millions of dollars of loot.
The film will probably annoy many given it doesn’t pronounce its ideas and themes with reels of exposition and filmmaking exclamation marks.
Coppola’s unflinching portrayal is social commentary disguised as teen fantasy, superbly photographed by the late Harris Savides and with pitch perfect acting, especially from Harry Potter alumnus Emma Watson.
The revolving closet of expensive clothes and bling that these kids steal are not only gawk-worthy, but a metaphor for Hollywood’s (and a whole generation’s) rampant materialism.
It took Paris Hilton two months to realise she’d even been robbed!
In that regard, it’s most similar to Marie Antoinette, Coppola’s revisionist New Wave take on the famously beheaded French queen.