News, information and random commentary by author Blake Nelson
Friday, November 30, 2012
Just watched SOMEWHERE by Sofia Coppola and recently also read Sheila Heti's (pictured) book HOW SHOULD A PERSON BE? The two seemed similar in some way. I guess in the honesty of their female perspective. Loved them both, though it's painful as a guy to experience how girls think of us. Sofia Coppola can be especially brutal. In VIRGIN SUICIDES there's this scene where the dad opens a beer and watches a football game that I swear, is the most painful thing I've ever watched on film. The emptiness Coppola sees there, it's horrifying.