>Sheets, pillows and silence

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“The girls’ only contact with the outside was through catalogues they ordered that filled their mailbox with pictures of high-end fashions and brochures for exotic vacations. Unable to go anywhere, the girls travelled in their imaginations to Siamese temples or passed an old man with a leaf broom, tidying a moss-carpeted speck of Japan. We ordered the same catalogues and, flipping through the pages, we hiked through passes with the girls, stopping every now and then to help them with their backpacks, placing our hands on their warm, moist shoulders and gazing off at papaya sunsets. We drank tea with them in a water pavilion. We did whatever we wanted. Cecilia hadn’t died. She was a bride in Calcutta. The only way we could feel close to the girls was through these impossible trips which have scarred us forever, making us happier with dreams than wives.”

Besides staring through windows of moving vehicles (cars or 18th century carriages), bedrooms or large hotel rooms in Tokyo, Sofia’s leading ladies are constantly seen among sheets, pillows… in short: in the bed. That’s how we were first presented to Charlotte in Lost in Translation.

Marie Antoinette first appears as the dauphine of France, but when her story begins as a 14-year-old girl in Austria, she’s still sleepy in bed, slightly awaken by her puppy.
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14 Comments to “>Sheets, pillows and silence”

  1. >Romeika, sei o quanto você gosta das personagens femininas dos filmes da Sofia Coppola. Tanto que se lembra dos detalhes postados aqui! :-)Você sabe que o filme da Coppola que eu mais gosto é o "Maria Antonieta".

  2. >Kamila, sou suspeita pra falar dos filmes da Sofia Coppola, gosto de todos, e mal posso esperar pelo quarto longa dela. Estranho eh que nao tenho nenhum dos tres dvds em casa, tenho que te-los! hehe Sim, sei que vc nao gostou muito dos outros dois ^.^

  3. >nice observation! i've never noticed that! cool! i love her! she's one of my favorite directors!

  4. >that is soo true! nice attention to detail! i still need to see virgin suicides – i loved lost in translation and obviously Marie Antionette!

  5. >I love Sofia's films and I've always drawn parallels between the characters, but I never noticed the sheet/bed reference. Nice observation.

  6. >I love your blogdo you want to share link with me ?have a look to my french art@fashion blog.

  7. >I Love Coppola. A genious. Really nice post.Ciao!

  8. >Romeika, o que você está esperando para comprar a filmografia da Sofia Coppola, então??? :-)Bom final de semana!

  9. >Kamila, realmente! ^.^ Bom fds tb!Thank u all for the comments!

  10. >i love marie antoinette…that movie is so gorgeous and ooh the fashion!

  11. >I never noted it before..the windows preoccupied me more. Sofia Coppola has the potential to be as great as her father, IMO. Her films never fail to make one pay attention, even Marie Antoinette ended up polarising opinions a fair bit…though I think it stands the test of repeat viewings, which IMO is essential if the movie is a good one in my eyes.

  12. >Não tem nada melhor que uma caminha gostosa com lençóis de puro algodão 200 fios! heheheMil beijos e bom fim de semana 😉

  13. >Adoro os filmes de Sofia Coppola!

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