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NEW YORK TIMES PROFILE ON SOFIA COPPOLA
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In Sunday’s New York Times, Dennis Lim’s “It’s What She Knows: The Luxe Life” explores the director Sofia Coppola and her work. While Lim covers Coppola’s four features and her cinematic life in general, it ends with some interesting insights about Somewhere:

Ms. Coppola describes Somewhere as “personal but not so autobiographical.” It was motherhood, she said, that compelled the parental angle. (She has two young children with her boyfriend, Thomas Mars, the frontman of the French band Phoenix, which composed the score to Somewhere.) A few details from Somewhere — an impulsive helicopter ride, a whirlwind trip to Italy — are summoned from the memory banks. “Of course, having a celebrity dad, there are things from my childhood,” she said, but she cautioned against tracing direct correspondences: “Johnny and my dad are so different.”