Well, this is only mildly funny. A couple days ago Funny or Die posted a spoof for Sofia Coppola’s upcoming The Little Mermaid film. If you remember back in March it was announced that the Lost in Translation and Somewhere director was going to be at the helm of a live action adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairytale. Because this news seemed so outlandish and far from anything Coppola has done so far the internet didn’t waste anytime and sure enough we got our first spoof (and the movie isn’t even out yet). Continue reading
Breaking News: It looks like Academy Award winner Sofia Coppola is negotiating to direct a live-action version of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic fairytale The Little Mermaid for Universal Pictures and Working Title (not Disney). Frequent Tim Burton collaborator and screenwriter Caroline Thompson (Edward Scissorhands) is re-writing the script, which would be the first time Sofia isn’t writing a film she’s directing. It looks like previous projects of the film, which even involved Joe Wright at some point, fell through. Continue reading
“Falling in love is a crazy thing to do. It’s kind of like a socially acceptable form of insanity.”
– Amy (Amy Adams) Continue reading
Hello, I’m here and I’m going to discuss Spike Jonze’s new film Her in as much depth as I possibly can. If you haven’t seen the Spike Jonze Love Story, I highly recommend watching the film, before reading this essay. If you don’t do that, there will be literally no future for you. Your operating system will dump you and replace you with thousands of sexy OS’ and you will never finish that silly pointless hologram video game. Just kidding, but also not. Watch Her first, then come back and let me know your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks. Continue reading
This is too cute! I just had to share it. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (The Oscars) shared this on their Facebook page with the caption “Francis Ford Coppola in 1974 during the production of “The Godfather: Part II” (a film he would win three Oscars for – Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Director), with his daughter Sofia. She would later win an Oscar herself for Best Original Screenplay for “Lost in Translation”. #TBT“. Continue reading
Originally created by The Drama Llama (funny blog name, I must say), the Alphabet Movie Meme is, a fun series of questions, all movie related of course. I found out about this on a blog I follow called Film Grimoire. If you know me at all or read my blog, chances are a lot of my answers will seem predictable to you, but I hope I can still surprise you with some of those letters. If you like this idea, please post your own Alphabet Movie Meme, I’d be really interested in reading other people’s answers. There are some fun questions and I’m sure other people have far less boring answers. In any case, here’s my own edition of the Alphabet Movie Meme. Enjoy! Continue reading
Time to say goodbye to Marc Jacobs. Back in October (2013) the iconic fashion designer announced the end of his longtime collaboration with French fashion brand Louis Vuitton. Now, we are getting a first glimpse at the last thing he worked on before leaving the luxury brand to focus on his own label. The protagonists of Jacobs’ last campaign are no small names themselves. Among the designer’s muses are actress and historical Louis Vuitton testimonial Catherine Deneuve, Chinese actress and singer Fan Bingbing, supermodels Gisele Bundchen, Caroline de Maigret and Edie Campbell and a personal favorite of mine: Writer, director and bag designer extraordinaire Sofia Coppola. Continue reading
After releasing her latest film The Bling Ring this year, designing a new handbag for Louis Vuitton and directing a videoclip for her husbands’ band (Phoenix) Sofia Coppola is back to work with a new film project. This time she will be collaborating with photographer Andrew Durham who will co-write the script with her. The film will be an adaptation of Alysia Abbott’s memoir Fairyland: A Memoir of My Father. Sofia will also be producing the film along with her brother Roman, though at this point it’s not clear whether she will be directing as well. It would be the first time that she writes a script she doesn’t direct. Then again it’s also the first time she co-writes a feature film with someone (she previously only shared screenwriting credits on her short film Lick the Star). Continue reading
Marcello Rubini (Marcello Mastroianni) is a paparazzo journalist drifting through Rome, trying to catch the latest scoop and make a living with a job that doesn’t entirely satisfy him. As an aspiring, but rather uninspired writer, he finds himself thorn between what he would love to do, but can’t and what pays the rent. While his job can be exciting and thrilling, he gets to meet celebrities and visit all kinds of places, he just seems to be bored with all the shallow mundanity and the emptiness of the words he writes. On the surface he has no reason to feel this way: He has a steady job that pays well, his girlfriend seems to genuinely care for him, he has many friends and knows all the right people. However something is missing in his life. Nothing feels real. It’s all a big circus with and when the night is over and the sun rises over the Roman hills he is alone, misunderstood and lost. Continue reading
Allow me a bit of self-indulgent advertising for something I’m not getting paid for. These are the windows of Le Bon Marché, Rive Gauche (Paris) showcasing the new Louis Vuitton bag designed by American filmmaker Sofia Coppola. Feast your eyes on the joyously dazzling, girly, colorful displays and Oh! Wait? Is that Miranda Kerr? That means she’s out of town. Where does she live? I wanna rob.
Let’s go shopping!