Category:Screenplays by Sofia Coppola
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The following 9 pages are in this category, out of 9 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Sofia Coppola – Sofia Carmina Coppola is an American screenwriter, director, producer and actress. In 2003, she received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the comedy-drama Lost in Translation, in 2010, with the drama Somewhere, she became the first American woman to win the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. Her father is director, producer and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola, sofia Coppola was born in New York City, New York, the youngest child and only daughter of set decorator/artist Eleanor Coppola and director Francis Ford Coppola. Her father is of Italian descent, at fifteen, she interned with Chanel. Coppola is a 1989 graduate of St. Helena High School and she later attended Mills College and the California Institute of the Arts. After dropping out of college, Coppola started a line called Milkfed. Coppolas acting career, marked by frequent criticisms of nepotism, began while she was an infant, the best known of these early roles is her appearance in The Godfather as the infant Michael Francis Rizzi in the baptism scene. Coppola responded to a question about her role in The Godfather Part III in a 2013 interview, I didnt really think about the public aspect of it. People felt very attached to the Godfather films, I grew up with them being no big deal. I mean, I understand theyre great films but and it makes sense that people would have an opinion about it but I got a lot of attention I wasnt expecting. I was going to art school anyway so I was able to get back to what I was doing and it was before the Internet so magazines would come out but then the next month they were gone. There wasnt even as much paparazzi around then and she has since been quoted as saying that she was not hurt by the criticism from her role in The Godfather Part III, because she never especially wanted an acting career. Coppolas first short film was Lick the Star and it played many times on the Independent Film Channel. She made her film directing debut with The Virgin Suicides. It received critical acclaim upon its premiere in North America at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and was released later that year and her second feature was Lost in Translation. Coppola won the Academy Award for her screenplay and three Golden Globe Awards including Best Picture Musical or Comedy. Her win for best original screenplay in 2003 made her a third-generation Oscar winner, in 2004, Coppola was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her third film was the biopic Marie Antoinette, adapted from the biography by British historian Antonia Fraser, Kirsten Dunst plays the title character, who marries King Louis XVI, played by Jason Schwartzman, Coppolas cousin
2. The Bling Ring – The Bling Ring is a 2013 internationally co-produced satirical crime film written, directed and produced by Sofia Coppola. It features an ensemble cast including newcomers Israel Broussard, Katie Chang and it is based on an article, The Suspects Wore Louboutins by Nancy Jo Sales, which dealt with a real-life gang known as the Bling Ring. The film had its premiere in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival on May 16,2013. It was released in a release on June 14, before opening in a wide release on June 21,2013 by A24 Films. The Bling Ring represents the work of cinematographer Harris Savides. The film is dedicated to him, quiet teenager Marc Hall arrives as a new student at Indian Hills High School in Agoura Hills, California. He is befriended by fame-obsessed Rebecca Ahn, while at a party at Rebeccas house, the pair check unlocked vehicles on the street, taking valuables such as cash and credit cards. When Marc mentions that one of his acquaintances is out of town. Rebecca steals a handbag, mentioning that her idol, Lindsay Lohan, has the same one and she also steals cash and the keys to a Porsche, which the pair use to flee the scene. With the cash, the two go on a spree, affording themselves the luxury lifestyle they admire in magazines. Marc visits a nightclub with Rebecca and her friends Nicki, Nickis adopted sister Sam, and Chloe, while researching Hilton on the Internet, Marc and Rebecca realize that she will be out of town. The pair go to her house, and finding the key under the doormat, they go through Hiltons belongings, Rebecca then flaunts a stolen bracelet to Nicki, Sam, and Chloe at a party. At Nickis request, Rebecca and Marc take her, Sam, the group marvels at the excess of Hiltons lifestyle, and steals shoes, bags, dresses, cash, and jewelry. Marc and Rebecca return to rob Hiltons house on a third occasion, the pair also decides to rob the home of Audrina Patridge, once again using the Internet to determine when she will not be home. The entire group uses the method to burgle the home of Megan Fox. The group enters the home of Orlando Bloom and his girlfriend, the girls proceed to steal similar items, while Marc finds a case filled with seven of Blooms Rolex watches along with a roll of cash. Chloe then helps Marc sell the watches to her friend, a club manager named Ricky. The group returns once again to Hiltons house, with Sams boyfriend Rob, a news report releases captured CCTV footage from the robbery at Patridges home
3. Lost in Translation (film) – Lost in Translation is a 2003 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. It was her feature film after The Virgin Suicides. It stars Bill Murray as aging actor Bob Harris, who befriends college graduate Charlotte in a Tokyo hotel, Murray and Johansson each won a BAFTA award for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Leading Role respectively. The film was a success, grossing $119 million on a budget of $4 million. It is now regarded as one of the best films of the 2000s. Bob Harris, an aging American movie star, arrives in Tokyo to film an advertisement for Suntory whisky, Charlotte, a young college graduate, is left in her hotel room by her husband, John, a celebrity photographer on assignment in Tokyo. Charlotte is unsure of her future with John, feeling detached from his lifestyle, Bobs own 25-year marriage is strained as he goes through a midlife crisis. Each day, Bob and Charlotte encounter each other in the hotel, eventually Charlotte invites Bob to meet with some local friends of hers. The two bond through a fun night in Tokyo, welcomed without prejudice by Charlottes friends and experiencing Japanese nightlife, in the days that follow, Bob and Charlottes platonic relationship develops as they spend more time together. One night, each unable to sleep, the two share a conversation about Charlottes personal troubles and Bobs married life. On the penultimate night of his stay, Bob sleeps with the bars female jazz singer. The next morning Charlotte arrives at his room to him for lunch and overhears the woman in his room. Later that night, during an alarm at the hotel, Bob and Charlotte reconcile. The following morning, Bob is set to return to the United States and he tells Charlotte goodbye at the hotel lobby and sadly watches her walk back to the elevator. In a taxi to the airport, Bob sees Charlotte on a street and gets out. He embraces the tearful Charlotte and whispers something in her ear, the two share a kiss, say goodbye and Bob departs. Bob, a Japanese director, and an interpreter are on a set, in several exchanges, the director gives lengthy, impassioned directives in Japanese. These are invariably followed by brief, incomplete translations from the interpreter, in addition to the meaning and detail lost in the translation of the directors words, the two central characters in the film—Bob and Charlotte—are also lost in other ways
4. Marie Antoinette (2006 film) – Marie Antoinette is a 2006 historical comedy-drama film, written and directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Kirsten Dunst. It is based on the life of queen Marie Antoinette in the leading up to the French Revolution. It won the Academy Award for Best Costume Design and it was released in the United States on October 20,2006, by Columbia Pictures. Fourteen-year-old Maria Antonia is the beautiful, charming, and naive archduchess of Austria, youngest of Empress Maria Theresas daughters. In 1770, the one left unmarried among her sisters, she is sent by her mother to marry the Dauphin of France. Marie Antoinette travels to France, relinquishing all connections with her country, including her pet Pug Mops. The two arrive at the Palace of Versailles, which was built by the Kings great-grandfather. They are married at once, and are encouraged to produce an heir to the throne as soon as possible, as time passes, Marie Antoinette finds life at the court of Versailles stifling. The French court is rife with gossip, and Marie Antoinette consistently ruffles feathers by defying its ritualistic formality, Marie Antoinette also refuses to meet or speak with Jeanne Bécu, Madame du Barry, the mistress of Louis XV. Over the years, Maria Theresa continues to write to her daughter, giving advice on how to impress, unfortunately, Maries attempts to have sex with her husband fail and the marriage remains childless. Marie spends most of her time buying extravagant clothes and gambling, after a masquerade ball, Marie and Louis XVI return to find that the King has smallpox, he orders du Barry to leave Versailles, and soon dies. Louis XVI is crowned King of France, with Marie as Queen, Marie Antoinettes brother, Joseph II, Holy Roman Emperor comes to visit, counseling her against her constant parties, advice that she finds easy to ignore. Joseph meets Louis XVI at the Royal Zoo and explains to him the mechanics of sexual intercourse in terms of key-making, as one of the Kings favorite hobbies is locksmithing. Thereafter, the King and Marie Antoinette have sex for the first time, as the baby princess grows up, Marie Antoinette spends much of her time at the Petit Trianon, a small chateau in the park of Versailles. It is also at this time that she begins an affair with Axel Fersen, as Frances financial crisis worsens, food shortages and riots increase. Marie Antoinettes image with her subjects has completely deteriorated by this point, her luxurious lifestyle, as the queen matures, she focuses less on her social life and more on her family, and makes what she considers to be significant financial adjustments. A year after her mothers death on November 29,1780, Marie Antoinette gives birth to a son, Louis Joseph, as the French Revolution erupts with the storming of the Bastille, the royal family resolves to stay in France, unlike many of the nobility. Rioting Parisians force the family to leave Versailles for Paris, the film ends with the royal familys transfer to Tuileries Palace
5. New York Stories – New York Stories is a 1989 anthology film, it consists of three shorts with the central theme being New York City. The first is Life Lessons, directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Richard Price, the second is Life Without Zoë, directed by Francis Ford Coppola and written by Coppola with his daughter, Sofia Coppola. The last is Oedipus Wrecks, directed, written by and starring Woody Allen, the film was screened out of competition at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. Rosanna Arquette is Paulette, his apprentice/assistant and former lover, Lionel is still infatuated with her, but Paulette wants only his tutelage, which makes things difficult since they live in the same studio-loft. Paulette dates other people, including a performance artist and a painter and these deliberate provocations on Paulettes part make Lionel insanely jealous — and fuel his creativity. Lionel and Paulette, it clear, have been using each other, Lionel using her sexually, Paulette using him as a means of entry to the higher spheres of the New York social. Paulette wants to give up and go home to her parents, Lionel pours his anxiety and repressed passion into his work. Paintings around the studio show visual metaphors from relations past, stormy skies, burning bridges, Lionel realizes that he needs the emotional turmoil of his destructive relationships in order to fuel his art. In the last scene, at the art exhibit, Lionel meets another young woman. He persuades her to become his assistant, and potentially his lover, Zoë is a schoolgirl who lives in a luxury hotel. She helps return to an Arab princess a valuable piece of jewelry that the princess had given to Zoës father and had been subsequently stolen, Zoë tries to reconcile her divorced mother, a photographer, and father, a flute soloist. New York lawyer Sheldon Mills has problems with his critical mother Sadie Millstein. Sheldon complains constantly to his therapist about her, wishing aloud that she would just disappear, Sheldon takes his shiksa fiancée, Lisa, to meet his mother, who immediately embarrasses him. The three, as well as Lisas children from a marriage, go to a magic show. His mother is invited on stage to be a part of the magicians act and she is put inside a box that has swords stuck through it and she disappears, just as she is supposed to, but then she never reappears. Although he is furious at first, this development turns out to be great for Sheldon because, with her out of his life, but soon, to his horror, his mother reappears in the sky over New York City. She begins to annoy Sheldon and Lisa by constantly talking to strangers about his most embarrassing moments and this puts a strain on his relationship with Lisa, who leaves him. Sheldon is persuaded by his psychiatrist to see a psychic, Treva, trevas experiments fail, but Sheldon falls for her, possibly finding her to be very similar to his mother
6. Somewhere (film) – Somewhere is a 2010 American drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola. The film follows Johnny Marco, a famous actor, as he recuperates from a minor injury at the Chateau Marmont. Despite money, fame and professional success, Marco is trapped in a crisis and has an emotionally empty daily life. When his ex-wife suffers a breakdown and goes away, she leaves Cleo, their 11-year-old daughter. They spend time together and her presence helps Marco mature and accept adult responsibility, the film explores ennui among Hollywood stars, the father–daughter relationship and offers an oblique comedy of show business, particularly Hollywood film-making and the life of a star. Somewhere premiered at the 67th Venice International Film Festival where it received the Golden Lion award for best picture and it was released to theaters in the United Kingdom and Ireland on December 10,2010, and in the United States on December 22,2010. As the film opens a black Ferrari circles on a track in the desert, its engine roaring in. When it eventually stops, Johnny Marco steps out, Marco is a Hollywood actor who, despite his recent rise to fame, does not feel much meaning in his daily life. Twice he has pole-dancing twins set up their equipment and perform in his room, the first time he falls asleep and he receives an unexpected visit from his 11-year-old daughter, Cleo. Her stay changes his lifestyle little at first, including his indulging an overnight visitor, as their time together grows, Johnnys fatherly emotions emerge and force him to re-assess his otherwise successful life. After Cleo leaves for camp Johnny calls his ex-wife and tearfully breaks down admitting his unhappiness at his empty life and his ex-wife is indifferent to his pain and declines his request to come see him. At the end, Johnny checks out of the hotel promising not to return and he randomly stops and gets out, leaving the keys in the ignition, and walks down the highway smiling. Coppolas first three films examine feminine self-definition and maturation, usually in privileged circumstance, Somewhere examines similar themes of success and isolation, but from a male perspective. The film explores Marcos seclusion and depression despite his professional success. He appears to suffer from anhedonia, the inability to feel pleasure and he believes hes nothing, summarized film critic Roger Ebert, and it appears hes correct. The films opening shot, a Ferrari circling a race-track in and out of a camera position, its whine and roar rising and falling. The sequences length also offers a visual cue from Coppola to relax, observe, Coppola said she wanted to hint at this with a simple camera set-up, so youre alone with this guy and not aware that its a movie. But I hope its a welcome contrast to the style of most movies out there, something that gives you a chance to take a breath
7. A Very Murray Christmas – A Very Murray Christmas is a 2015 American Christmas musical comedy film directed by Sofia Coppola and co-written by Bill Murray, Mitch Glazer, and Coppola. On Christmas Eve, Bill Murray waits in his suite at the Carlyle Hotel, as time runs out his two producers, Liz, and Bev, coerce him into going on with the show as he is financially on the hook if he cancels. With minimal crew Murray goes live but in the middle of singing a song, he begins to weep, while trying to leave the hotel he sees Chris Rock whom he forces into performing Do You Hear What I Hear. with him. During a power outage Rock flees and the producers inform Murray that as the outage is considered an Act of God the special can now be cancelled. Filled with relief Murray goes to the Carlyle bar where he sings a song with an anonymous waitress, after they hear the chefs shouting they go to investigate and realize that the French chefs are overwhelmed as the fridges have stopped working and the food is about to go bad. Murray encourages them to bring the food to the bar so that the few patrons can eat it all. On his way back to the bar he passes a weeping bride who informs him that her wedding was called off due to the cold, the French chefs sing Alone on Christmas Day, followed by the lounge singer performing Christmas. Afterwards, the bride comes out wheeling a cake and asks Bill Murray about his theory of love and he asks Elliot and the bride to look at one another and think of the moment when they fell in love with each other. The couple sing I Saw the Light and become re-engaged, at 12,01 the remaining guests at the hotel wish each other a merry Christmas and then sing Fairytale of New York together. At the end of the song, Murray, who had been drinking heavily, while unconscious Murray dreams that he awakens on a beautiful set in the middle of his Christmas special. In his dream, he is joined by George Clooney and Miley Cyrus, as Clooney prepares martinis, Cyrus and Murray sing Sleigh Ride together. After a few musical numbers between himself, Cyrus and Clooney, Murray reawakens in his suite at the Carlyle where he realizes it is still Christmas. The Christmas Blues - Bill Murray Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow - Murray, Amy Poehler and Julie White Jingle Bells - Murray Do You Hear What I Hear. In May 2015, the film was picked up by Netflix and will star an ensemble cast as a homage to classic variety shows and would be written by Murray, Mitch Glazer, and Coppola, and directed by Coppola. It was executive produced by Coppola, Glazer, Roman Coppola, the film is set at the Carlyle Hotel and its Bemelmans Bar. Initially, rapper Rick Ross was scheduled to sing Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin with Murray, in addition, Cyrus acoustic version of Silent Night was a last-minute addition. The special received positive reviews from critics, on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 77% rating based on 39 reviews, with an average rating of 6. 4/10. Metacritic reports a 68 out of 100 rating based on 18 critics, the special was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Television Movie, and Paul Shaffer was nominated for Outstanding Music Direction
8. The Virgin Suicides (film) – In the suburbs of Grosse Pointe, Michigan during the mid-1970s, a group of neighborhood boys — now grown men — reflect upon their memories of the five Lisbon sisters, ages 13 to 17. During the summer, the youngest sister, Cecilia, slits her wrist in a bath, in the wake of her act, the Lisbon parents watch over their four remaining daughters even more closely. This further isolates the family from the community and heightens air of mystery about the girls to the boys in particular. At the beginning of the new year in the fall, Lux forms a secret and short-lived romance with Trip Fontaine. Trip comes over one night to the Lisbon residence in hopes of getting closer to Lux, Trip persuades Mr. Lisbon to allow him to take Lux to the upcoming Homecoming Dance by promising to provide dates for the other sisters. After winning king and queen, Trip persuades Lux to ditch the group and have sex on the football field, afterwards, Lux falls asleep, and Trip abandons her. At dawn, Lux wakes up alone and has to take a taxi home, having broken curfew, Lux and her sisters are punished by a paranoid Mrs. Lisbon by being taken out of school. Unable to leave the house, the contact the boys across the street by using light signals. After weeks of confinement, the sisters leave a note for the boys, when the boys arrive that night, they find Lux alone in the living room, smoking a cigarette. She invites them inside to wait for her sisters, while she goes to start the car, curious, the boys wander into the basement after hearing a noise and discover Bonnies body hanging from the ceiling rafters. Horrified, they rush back upstairs only to stumble across the body of Mary in the kitchen, devastated by the suicides, Mr. and Mrs. Lisbon leave the neighborhood. Mr. Lisbon has a clean out the house and sell off the family belongings in a yard sale. Whatever didnt sell was put in the trash, including the family photos, the house is sold to a young couple from the Boston area. The adults in the community go about their lives as if nothing happened, the men acknowledge that they had loved the girls, and that they will never know why the sisters took their lives. In addition to original score composed for the film by Air, a separate soundtrack album was released featuring music from Todd Rundgren, Steely Dan, Boston, Heart, Sloan, The Hollies, Al Green, Gilbert OSullivan, 10cc, Styx, and two tracks by Air. The New York Post heaped praise on the film, Its hard to remember a film that mixes disparate, delicate ingredients with the subtlety and virtuosity of Sofia Coppolas brilliant The Virgin Suicides. The Virgin Suicides at the Internet Movie Database The Virgin Suicides at AllMovie The Virgin Suicides at Rotten Tomatoes The Virgin Suicides at Box Office Mojo