27.1.08

This is nothing that hasn't been said before, but Sofia Coppola just has a weird knack for understanding girls and dissociation...and for choosing the perfect background music (I have never yet failed to have a slight moment of heart stoppage at what, in this clip, is the 1:48 mark).

10 comments:

The Clothes Horse said...

My sister says that all Sofia's movies are the same--a young girl who doesn't really relate to the world around her. I however adore Sofia Coppola and I think she directs movies with grander schemes than that, there is something about her use of images over dialogue that I really adore.

susie_bubble said...

As samey as Sofia's films are she does get the sport of young, lost girl psyche spot on.... thanks for sharing this clip!

Blue Floppy Hat said...

The Clothes Horse: You just put it better than I ever could..and it might be obvious, but I adore her too!
Susie: The young, lost-girl thing is what keeps me hooked. It's as if it's somehow easier to relate to a character who seems as lost as I am - truer to life somehow, even if our experiences are completely different.

enc said...

Perfectly atmospheric.

I feel simultaneously alienated and included.

dreamecho said...

i guess that's WHY i don't relate to sofia's stuff. though i see the dream-like appeal to the lost girl theme (and i'll be the last person to ever diss anything related to "dreams" ;), i don't find it something to aspire to, to accept or even something that i ever really went through myself. i feel like coppola glamourizes it, she romanticizes it and makes one feel like it's okay to be "lost"...when in fact it's not. we should be endeavoring to improve upon ourselves and not stopping at the level of "oh, isn't it pretty and dreamy to be a lost girl".

dreamecho said...

oh yes, and i have tagged you with the "you make my day award". you deserve it!

Making Do Style said...

Ah such a nice vibe!

Elisabeth said...

Great clip! I loved it x

Blue Floppy Hat said...

ENC: You hit the nail on the head- that's exactly how I feel about the music+visuals too!
Making Do style and Elisabeth: glad you guys liked it...it's possibly my favourite part of the film.
Dreamecho: first off, a belated thank you for the award :)
I've never really seen Sofia's lost-girl (more like aimless-girl, really) aspects as aspirational. I'm not very good at putting my finger on it, but the feeling I get when I'm watching isn't 'oh, I want that to happen to me', it's 'oh, that's how I feel sometimes..and it's nice to have someone acknowledge it on film.' So I don't really see it as glamorising a lack of empowerment in that sense.

dreamecho said...

first, my apologies for getting carried away here! this wasn't the most appropriate time (i.e., post) to bring up the subject. you were simply enjoying a moment that brings you much pleasure. so, again, sorry! anyway, i appreciate your thoughtful reply and i see what you mean :) i'm going to ponder this acknowledgment of uncertainty on film a little more...

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