June 11, 2017 – Hollywood, California, U.S. – Director SOFIA COPPOLA promotes The Beguiled. ‘ Sofia Carmina Coppola (born May 14, 1971) is an American screenwriter, director, producer and actress. She is the daughter of director, producer and screenwriter F. Coppola. In 2003, she received the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the comedy-drama Lost in Translation, and became the third woman to be nominated for an Academy Award for Best Director. In 2010, with the drama Somewhere, she became the first American woman (and fourth American filmmaker) to win the Golden Lion, the top prize at the Venice Film Festival. n 2017, Coppola directed The Beguiled, a remake of the 1971 Western film. The film premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, where Coppola became the second woman (and the first American woman) in the festival’s history to win the Best Director award.(Credit Image: © Armando Gallo via ZUMA Studio)
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On Music: Sofia Coppola, Haunting and Beguiling

Golden Globe winner Sofia Coppola met the HFPA after her Cannes triumph – winning the  Best Director for her latest movie, The Beguiled. Her husband, Thomas Mars, leader of the French band Phoenix, collaborated with the soundtrack, so we asked Sofia how important music is in this movie.

“To me, the sound is really half the film, that is such a big part of creating the atmosphere and the emotion and in this, I tried to just have the music punctuate the tension and not help interrupt that. Just having these droning electronic tones, just to kind of emphasize the tension as opposed to using songs. And then I was happy when Phoenix sent me the last song for the ending and I feel like it really helps to give that kind of haunting feeling I wanted the ending to have.’