‘Somewhere’ poster

Posted by · 8:32 am · June 12th, 2010

The first one-sheet for Sofia Coppola’s latest — starring the Château Marmont, apparently, with support from Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning — isn’t the most striking image around, but it’s of a piece with the woozy, offhand visual approach in the marketing of her previous films. I feel like I know exactly what to expect here: job done, then. The film, meanwhile, is likely to surface at Venice in September … World Cup and sunshine notwithstanding, can we just skip summer already?  Full version after the jump.

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  • 1 6-12-2010 at 8:35 am

    James D. said...

    Lodge, where did you fall on Marie Antoinette?

  • 2 6-12-2010 at 8:37 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Big fan.

    (Sorry, Kris.)

  • 3 6-12-2010 at 8:43 am

    joe said...

    Yes, that films remains one of the underrated gems of the last decade.

  • 4 6-12-2010 at 12:32 pm

    average joe said...

    I hear you on skipping Summer, Guy. Very underwhelming so far, especially from Hollywood. I just wanna fast forward to Inception already.

    At lease there’s Winter’s Bone, I Am Love, and Wild Grass to look forward to in LA this month.

  • 5 6-12-2010 at 1:00 pm

    Maxim said...

    So we agree on something, after all, Guy.
    I think Marie Antoinette is an absolutely extraordinary movie. Love, love love it.

    So I’m really looking forward to this film.

  • 6 6-12-2010 at 2:10 pm

    JJ said...

    I am usually one for opulent costume dramas. And I don’t even mind slow moving films. Usually, I’m defending my like of them to other people.

    But Marie Antoinette? For me, that was painful. It was just so unbelievably, unBELIEVABLY slow. I was disappointed because I’d enjoyed Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation so much.

    Can someone who liked/loved that movie explain to me exactly why THEY thought it was extraordinary? Thanks!

  • 7 6-12-2010 at 2:10 pm

    JJ said...

    That said, I like this poster. It captures a moment that looks intriguing to me.

  • 8 6-12-2010 at 5:14 pm

    Otto said...

    JJ, at least I like MA because it was different. It was kind of experimental for a costume drama, with the contemporary music and all. I dind’t find it slow.
    I’m not saying I love it, but I certainly think it’s better than what the critics made it out to be.

  • 9 6-12-2010 at 5:50 pm

    R.J. said...

    I’m so happy to see that there are people out there who like Marie Antoinette! I thought it was brilliant. I know the pacing was slow, but it worked for the story and I was completely engaged all the way throughout the film.

  • 10 6-12-2010 at 6:28 pm

    Rafael said...

    Marie Antoinette was great. I love the movie.

  • 11 6-13-2010 at 9:46 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    @Maxim: Hurrah! It had to happen eventually ;)

    @Average Joe: Yes, I only wish I’d hadn’t already seen “Winter’s Bone,” “The Kids Are All Right” and “I Am Love” months ago. That’s the one drawback of going to festivals — it sure ruins summer!

    @JJ: That question (or the film, rather) really merits a longer response, but in brief, what I admire about “Marie-Antoinette” is the way it redesigns its subject as the teenaged girl she was, allowing her perspective to inform both the mise-en-scene and the storytelling. I think those who complain that the film is historically thin or shallow, overly concerned with surface, are, I think, missing the point that it reflects M-A’s very limited understanding of the world around her. (I must say, I don’t really understand the “slow” complaint — if anything, I see the film as pretty hopped-up.)

  • 12 6-13-2010 at 9:46 am

    Dean Treadway said...

    Why do people complain about the pacing of period films. Life was SLOW then, and so should be the movies. There weren’t a thousand things to do and think about at any one given time then. Meals could take hours to complete. I mean, why does eveything have to be at a breakneck pace for some people? By the way: MARIE ANTOINETTE was terrific!

  • 13 6-13-2010 at 11:08 am

    the other mike said...

    hey Guy u watching the world cup? who you got? i got Nigeria. no seriously.

  • 14 6-13-2010 at 11:35 am

    Guy Lodge said...

    Mike: I am. And given that I’m South African, who do you think I got? ;-)

    That said, for reasons of family and residence, I have a stake in both Holland and England too.

  • 15 6-13-2010 at 1:26 pm

    JJ said...

    I think we all know here that there is a difference between pacing and slowness. And whether or not life was ‘slow’ back then shouldn’t allow for a too-slow paced movie. And as I said in my post before, I tend to enjoy longer, ‘slow’ movies. I just personally found MA interminable. I think it’s a love-hate type of film.

  • 16 6-14-2010 at 1:06 am

    the other mike said...

    Guy cool , but i think we can safely say nigeria, england, south africa and holland arent gonna win. well england and holland i suppose in theory have a chance but lets get real.

  • 17 6-14-2010 at 11:49 am

    MovieMan said...

    “Lost in Translation” and “The Virgin Suicides” are two of last decades most assured films. Easily masterworks and the reason I am in love with Sofia Coppola as a director. “Marie Antoinette” is extremely solid and one of 2006’s more underrated gems, but not up to those other two. Needless to say, though, I can’t wait to see “Somewhere.”

  • 18 6-14-2010 at 12:56 pm

    Bia said...

    I love all her movies, they’re like being inside a dream.