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The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides PosterSofia Coppola’s debut feature The Virgin Suicides has many of the elements of her recent and personal favourite Lost in Translation. I hadn’t seen it before and didn’t really know what to expect. It’s a great looking film but I didn’t like it as much as Lost in Translation. But it’s still an interesting film that captures a lot of teen angst in a great 1970s look. What I found fascinating was the mixture of elements: capturing moments, a sweeping storyline spanning many years, and a large cast. The strongest parts of the film were the look and the moments and those are the elements that Lost in Translation is built around which is why it works well. I’m looking forward to Ms. Coppola’s next film.

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