Episode 155: Sofia Coppola’s “The Virgin Suicides”
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In 1999, after co-starring in “The Godfather Part III,” Sofia Coppola re-invented herself as a writer and director with her debut film “The Virgin Suicides.” Based on the best-selling novel by Jeffery Eugenides, Sofia Coppola changed the perspective of the book to service both the male and female characters in the film. By doing this, she created a certain level of welcoming from the audience, where the book had criticisms for being misogynist, while at the same time making a more personal film.
How strong is “The Virgin Suicides” as a first film from Sofia Coppola? Why did Sofia Coppola use non-period specific music in the film to compliant the music of the era? And why does Sofia Coppola unfairly get treated in Hollywood?
Sofia Coppola’s “The Virgin Suicides” is the subject of episode 155 of the AuteurCast…