Filmspotting

"The Flagship Film Podcast"

#640: The Beguiled / Top 5 Sofia Coppola Scenes

Almost 15 years after its release, "Lost in Translation" remains Sofia Coppola’s best-known and best-loved film. But with the four films she's made since then, she's compiled one of the most distinctive filmographies of the 21st century. THE BEGUILED is a very Coppola remake of the 1971 Don Siegel/Clint Eastwood collaboration set during the Civil War at a Virginia girls' school. It stars Nicole Kidman, Elle Fanning, Colin Farrell and Coppola regular Kirsten Dunst, and it won Coppola the Best Directing Prize at Cannes back in May. This week, Coppola skeptic Angelica Jade Bastién (Vulture) joins Josh for a review of the film along with their Top 5 Sofia Coppola Scenes.

This episode is supported by Filmspotting listeners.

0:00-1:25 - Billboard
1:25-28:25 - Review: "The Beguiled"
Siouxsie & The Banshees, "Hong Kong Garden"
29:30-38:46 - Notes / Massacre Theatre
38:46-1:07:41 - Top 5: Sofia Coppola Scenes
1:07:41-1:11:13- Close / Outtake

NOTES

Massacre Theatre winner: Glenn Graff, Buffalo Grove, IL

LINKS

- Angelica Bastien on Twitter

Yes, we now know that "the still point of a turning world" is from T.S. Eliot's Four Quartets

Corey Atad's Slate piece on "The Beguiled"

Ira Madison's Daily Beast piece on "The Beguiled"

Angelica's Vulture piece on Jon Hamm and Baby Driver

Josh's review of "The Beguiled"

Bilge Ebiri's interview with Coppola in The Village Voice

Farrell on Ellen talking about Elizabeth Taylor