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The Inn Crowd: Hotels from Somewhere to "Satori"
Posted November 05, 2010 to photo album "The Inn Crowd: Hotels from Somewhere to "Satori""
In setting Somewhere at L.A.’s famed Chateau Marmont, Sofia Coppola tapped into that hotel’s mythic past. We look at other hotels whose histories define them.
Slide 1: Somewhere at the Chateau Marmont
Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) and his daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) enjoy their room at the Chateau Marmont. Photo: Merrick Morton
Sofia Coppola’s Somewhere tells the story of fictional happenings in a real hotel, in this case the life of movie star Johnny Marco (Stephen Dorff) and his daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) in Los Angeles’ Chateau Marmont. Coppola, in an interview with Gillian Orr of The Independent of London, described the genesis of Somewhere this way: “I started with this character of Johnny Marco. I thought, ‘He lives at the Chateau Marmont,’ because it seems like every young actor I've talked to has a story about living at the Chateau. They've all done a stint there: ‘Oh yeah, I lived there a year,’ or, ‘I lived at the Chateau for a couple of months.’ It's kind of a rite of passage; it's so linked with making it in Hollywood while showing that you're still down to earth.”