I remembered being twelve and hearing about this new film starring Josh Hartnett . I guess I fell in love with him seeing him in Halloween 20 years after and most of all, The Faculty.
At that time I had a 4 walls bedroom, each of them was focus my favorate TV show: Dawson, Buffy , the smallest :Roswell and the 4th (where both of my windows were) had a corner of Josh Hartnett articles and posters.
My best friend had recorded the film on a VHS at her sister place (The only person we knew who had cable). We watched it on a sleepover night at my place.
It was The Virgin Suicides, which was my favorite Film till nineteen years old.
I read the books years after that, Bought the CD soundtrack (which is in my top 5 film soundtrack ) featuring Heart, and other great bands from the 70’s80’s.
The atmosphere created, the direction, both of the main characters (aka Trip Fountain and Lux Lisbon) were amazing. For a first film it was a huge success and revelation for Francis Ford Coppola daughter, Sofia.
As someone faithful as me I followed both Josh Hartnett and Kristen Dunst career for a long time (they haven’t done anything that good since)
And of course Sofia Coppola.
Her second film Lost in Translation became also one of the greatest film I saw and revealed to me both Bill Murray and the delightful Scarlett Johansson.
I can highly relate to Scarlett Johansson character. Lonely, hopeful and a bit lost, like most of people in their 20,s who did not find their path yet. The slow rhythm, the soundtrack and the platonic relationship between her and Bill Murray keep our interest going for the entire length of the film.
But since that Sofia Coppola hasn’t truly met any of my expectation:
The last one “The bling Ring” was equally disappointing. She is definitely talented as far of music choice. She cast, famous, trendy actors but everything else seems faded as any rich daddy girl who’s got it all