Sofia Coppola links
---"In the last 14 years, Sofia Coppola has become one of America's most singular filmmakers by perfecting the cinematic art of haunting, emotional passivity."
---A Cannes interview with Sofia Coppola
---Lick the Star
---an advertisement starring Imogen Poots
---"Coppola mines visual means to express the psychological states of enclosure and exposure. What you remember about her films are the microclimates of feeling and longing. As she puts it, 'My movies are not about being, but becoming.'"
--behind the scenes of The Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation
---"If Coppola's films' do have something in common with Antonioni's, it's in the depiction of the brittleness of adult emotional life in a time and milieu in which, as the director put it over 50 years ago, 'Eros is sick.'" --Glenn Kenny
---a discussion with the Film Society at Lincoln Center
---"if the five teens that make up Coppola’s Bling Ring, among them casual, amoral ringleader Rebecca (Katie Chang) and vapid, social-climbing Nicki (Emma Watson)—are meant to be treated as real people as opposed to walking emblems of celebrity-culture-gone-wrong, how should we relate to them? With pity? Amusement? Indignation? At times, Coppola seems to be shooting fish in a barrel: one hilarious, brutally on-the-nose shot shows one gang member’s family preparing breakfast smoothies in a spotless, gleaming kitchen, with a pair of snow-white corgis under one chair and a maid at work in the corner, as the LAPD’s incoming sirens get louder and louder. More often, she lets her antiheroes invite their own ridicule (Nikki’s terrifying monologue on bad karma, in which she announces that 'I want to lead the country some day, for all I know')." --Max Nelson
---Keyframe's Bling Ring links
---10 best music moments
---Nancy Jo Sales' "The Subjects Wore Louboutins"
---MUBI Notebook's Somewhere links
---anatomy of a scene from Somewhere
---another interview concerning Somewhere
---"For me, Marie Antoinette remained, above all, the symbol of a completely declining life style. I did not realize at which point these people, who had to control a country, were in fact only young teenagers."