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Culture, Art Name Recognition: Eleanor Coppola's Time in Hotels Inspires Her Latest Work

Name Recognition: Eleanor Coppola's Time in Hotels Inspires Her Latest Work

"Coppola." In cinema, the name inspires a million associations — everything from Apocalypse Now and a fat Marlon Brando to Lost in Translation and an existential Bill Murray. Through Francis Ford Coppola and Sofia Coppola receive the most attention in…
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News, Feature Film director Sofia Coppola's journey to "Somewhere"

Film director Sofia Coppola's journey to "Somewhere"

Sofia Coppola had her 21st birthday party at the Chateau Marmont — a fact she had forgotten until Phil Pavel, the manager of the hotel, reminded her while she was there shooting her new film, Somewhere. It's the first feature…
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Film, "Somewhere": Celebrity living has its downside

"Somewhere": Celebrity living has its downside

Dissolute action-movie star Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff), first seen doing laps in his black Ferrari, has no destination in Somewhere, Sofia Coppola's mood ring of celebrity lassitude. Coppola's fourth feature, winner of the Golden Lion at Venice this year, is,…
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Music, Almost Gold

Almost Gold

When the Jesus and Mary Chain played its first show in London in 1984, the band wasn't exactly proficient. Douglas Hart had to remove two strings of his bass so he could actually play his instrument. William Reid was so…
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