Since her breakout role in her Dad’s movie, based on the novel The Godfather, Sofia has been creative moves on her own.
Then tonight I noticed that her films have alternated between adaptations and originals. Interesting.

- The Virgin Suicides, 1999 (based on the novel by Jeffrey Eugenides)
- Lost in Translation, 2003 (original, with an 18 year old Scarlett Johansson, Bill Murray and Giovanni Ribisi)
- Marie Antoinette, 2006 (based on Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette.)
- Somewhere, 2010 (original, breaking out the lovely Elle Fanning.)
- The Bling Ring, 2013 (based on the true story of a handful of LA kids who stole from celebs.)

This was the first book I read by Jeffrey Eugenides and a big part of my high school movie favorites. Cast, wardrobe, details galore. I find myself often going back to The Virgin Suicides , great beach book.

I enjoy Lost in Translation. I watched it recently and enjoyed a young Scarlett, and of course Bill Murray. The scenes make you feel so lonely, then so alive.

Marie Antoinette is stunning. Kirsten (again) — Her role brings me back to Claudia in Interview with a Vampire (another great book) – the film’s soundtrack is still on rotation, the detailsss, the wardrobe. the set, the wardrobe, the motion. Did you know Jason Schwartzman is Coppla’s cousin?

Somewhere, I was underwhelmed, but I liked the story and the vibe.

I recall when the actual Bling Ring scandal was happening, I am very interested to see this movie. It off the bat reminds me of “Spring Breakers” — from the trailer.

I dug up some clips that show us some truth of this story, check it out:



PS – Joe has only seen “Somewhere” … I think it’s time for a rainy movie day, eh eh? I just realized we still have to watch The Godfather III, which according to Wikipedia has a young Sofia.

PSS – Check her out on the Voguepedia

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