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Sofia Coppola

Sofia coppola’s ‘Somewhere’ is an excellent movie. After seeing it i read some of the reviews online about the movie, some reviews were good some were critical about the plot of the movie. Some reviewers of the view that in real life such incidents doesn’t occur.

Sofia coppola’s academy award winning movie ‘Lost in translation’ is about a movie star with a sense of emptiness, ‘Somewhere’ is a movie about a hard-living Hollywood actor re-examining his life after his 11-year-old daughter surprises him with a visit and her next movie ‘The Bling Ring’ is about a group of fame-obsessed teenagers use the Internet to track celebrities whereabouts in order to rob their homes. If one notice the plots of all these movies you do find they revolve around movie stars or celebrities among whom sofia grew up. Sofia coppola is daughter of Francis Ford coppola. After knowing about Sofia coppola i came to know that a director makes a movie taking inspiration from the surroundings he/she grew up in and a movie goer views a movie and understands with respect to his/her experinces in life. So a person who is alien to celebrity life may find Sofia coppola’s movies as trash but sofia might find a movie directed by the same person as trash unless she had studied or understood the person’s environment.

Movie viewing experience depends upon how a viewer connects to the premise of directors vision. If a director makes a movie and hopes to connectto every audience then his/her work will become futile as the experiences of each audience is as different as their finger prints are.A director only can make a movie out of his/her experiences or imagination and hope people will like it. A viewer before criticising a movie it would be great if he/she first understands what a director is trying to show in a movie and react.

A director makes a movie out of his experience/imagination but there are some movies which are made out of inspiration from other movies/directors which most of the audience might find redundant. Why can’t every director find stories from his/her experience/environment? I find Tamil movie directors are the only people who make movies which are unique and representing the environment they live in. Every other industry should try to be unique as every director’s experiences are unique.