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Sofia Coppola

Episode 4 of 5

Sofia Coppola, a leading light of the indie movie scene and an Oscar-winning screenwriter for Lost in Translation, selects clips from the films that have had the most influence on her work and career.

American Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Sofia Coppola talks to Edith Bowman about the films that have shaped her life and career. Her choices range from contemporary cult classics - To Die For, Safe and Fish Tank - to some vintage Hollywood greats including Gilda and A Place in the Sun.

As well as discussing her latest film On the Rocks, she reflects on her working methods and the influence dad Francis Ford Coppola had on early viewing habits.

1 hour

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:02

    Shigeru Umebayashi

    Yumeji's Theme

  • 00:16

    Nat King Cole

    Aquellos Ojos Verdes

  • 00:49

    Perri

    Feels So Good

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Edith Bowman
Interviewed Guest Sofia Coppola
Executive Producer Ian Sharpe
Director Kate Misrahi

Broadcasts

Sam Mendes: “The greatest American film ever made”

Sam Mendes: “The greatest American film ever made”

The director on his Perfect Single Shot, the Statue of Liberty reflected in a window.

Edgar Wright: “It's scary, it’s funny, it feels transgressive”

Edgar Wright: “It's scary, it’s funny, it feels transgressive”

Cult hit An American Werewolf in London is the Hot Fuzz director's Needle Drop selection.

Sam Taylor-Johnson: “It’s a beautiful love story”

Sam Taylor-Johnson: “It’s a beautiful love story”

Nic Roeg’s horror Don't Look Now is Taylor-Johnson's choice for Sex Scene.

Sofia Coppola: “You don't feel like you are watching actors”

Sofia Coppola: “You don't feel like you are watching actors”

Lost in Translation's director on Katie Jarvis and Michael Fassbender in Fish Tank.