Sep 12, 2019
So it seems we've come to our end of our exploration of the films of director Sofia Coppola, and our second season here on Auteur Theory - at least until her upcoming 2020 film On the Rocks (starring Bill Murray and Rashida jones), when we'll probably pester you with a bonus episode or something.
But now we can finally get down to the big question... What's the true history behind Nick's hat?! It's Sofia Coppola's dark psycho-drama The Beguiled from 2017. This Civil War-era story of mind games at a Southern girls boarding school is a remake of the classic 1971 Don Siegel-Clint Eastwood joint. As her first remake/adaptation and a real change of pace from her other work, how does her new spin on it stack up against the original?
To close out this season, Nick and Chris are joined by a couple of first-time guests: podcaster Maria Harris and comedian Ryan VanderWolde to take a look at this film, and speculate about what Coppola might have in store for us in the future.
We'll be back next with the beginning of Season Three. And there may be some bonus content sprinkled about too, so stay tuned.