Sofia Coppola - Sofia Coppola Doesn't Need Help From Dad Francis Ford Coppola

Sofia Coppola no longer consults her father for advice.

The filmmaker only showed her director dad Francis Ford Coppola her latest movie 'Somewhere' when it was complete, a contrast to her earlier films when she regularly questioned him on her progress.

She said: "I showed the final cut to him - I didn't want to show the film to him before it was finished. I was happy that he really appreciated it. He told me that it felt like a movie that only I could have made. I used to show him rough cuts and get his advice. But now I have got more experience."

'Somewhere' sees Stephen Dorff play a movie star who lives in a Los Angeles hotel, enjoying a meaningless existence until he has to look after his 11-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

Though she insists the film is not about her own relationship with her dad, Sofia admits some of her childhood experiences inspired parts of the movie.

She said: "The father relationship is an important relationship for girls and it figures in my work.

"I definitely put a lot of memories of being around that age - from kid to teenager - and travelling with my dad, being in hotels and being in this adult world. He took us to places that kids don't usually go. For example, when I was 16, we went to Cuba and met Fidel Castro. We went to Las Vegas and Reno. He usually wrote scripts in hotels there and I went with him. It's your first important relationship as a girl and it shapes you, growing up; I wanted to show the importance of that relationship."


Contactmusic

Tags: Sofia Coppola - Example - Fidel Castro - Francis Ford Coppola - Las Vegas - Reno - Stephen Dorff


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Guardians Of The Galaxy Head for Avengers Crossover

With the release of Marvel's latest movie Guardians of the Galaxy, rumours are rife about...

Guardians Of The Galaxy Head for Avengers Crossover

Interstellar - Alternative Trailer

Cooper is a pilot and engineer with a huge ambition to save the world. With little discoveries left to be made...

Interstellar Trailer

After 'Bang Bang,' What Are Some Of The Best Triple Threat Pop Songs?

The only thing better than one pop star on a song is three, right? How...

After 'Bang Bang,' What Are Some Of The Best Triple Threat Pop Songs?

Smokey Robinson - The Tracks Of My Tears ft Elton John (Audio)

Smokey Robinson has teamed up with Elton John on a new version of...

Smokey Robinson - The Tracks Of My Tears (Audio) Video

Reviews Round-Up: Critics Fall For The James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

The story of American funk, soul and dance legend James Brown is...

Reviews Round-Up: Critics Fall For The James Brown Biopic 'Get On Up'

One Direction Spearhead A Great 2013 For British Music Sales

Pop sensations One Direction were the highest selling British act globally in 2013. The...

One Direction Spearhead A Great 2013 For British Music Sales
Advertisement

Katy Perry - This Is How We Do (Official Video)

Katy Perry shows off her vibrant life in the colourful video for her new single 'This Is How We Do'...

Katy Perry - This Is How We Do Video

LeAnn Rimes Returns To Her Roots On Latest Episode Of Reality Show

LeAnn Rimes is on a quest to return to her roots, which means two...

LeAnn Rimes Returns To Her Roots On Latest Episode Of Reality Show

5 Seconds Of Summer - Amnesia Video

5 Seconds Of Summer topped charts worldwide with the release of their self-titled debut studio album earlier...

5 Seconds Of Summer - Amnesia Video


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

Sofia Coppola Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Sofia Coppola

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All