Sofia Coppola on Moviemaking, and Other Links

Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray in Sofia Coppola's Lost in Translation (2003)
Scarlett Johansson and Bill Murray in Sofia Coppola’s Lost in Translation (2003)

Dismal weather this morning. Reading the journals of Thomas Merton. Over the last few days I have found a great deal of satisfaction in the following interviews, articles, and reviews:

How Georgia O’Keeffe turned her life into a work of art • Teju Cole explores how we see the world in Blind Spot • Teju Cole: “My camera is like an invisibility cloak. It makes me more free” • “He’s a model of how to have lived as a writer.” — Geoff Dyer on John Berger • Writers’ and artists’ fascination with the ocean • Colm Tóibín on the artist Alberto Giacometti • A Quest to Rename the Williamsburg Bridge for Sonny Rollins • Doctor Anton Chekhov, writer • Is Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale an allegory of the Trump era? • The Modernist Gas Stations of Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe • The 25 Greatest Summer Films • Take a look at Ralph Steadman’s distinctive illustrations for George Orwell’s Animal Farm • Kyle Chayka revisits Anselm Kiefer’s Velimir Chlebnikov • “The whole [moviemaking process] starts with daydreaming about something.” — Sofia Coppola • Art Deco around the world: How modern transport and communication brought the aesthetic to a global audience • Kraftwerk: Past masters of the future • Roy Jacobsen‘s Norwegian Island Trilogy • Lauren Elkin on Brian Dillon‘s Essayism • Shannon Burns on the fiction of Clarice Lispector • Beyond Caravaggio: National Galleries Scotland • Andy Warhol‘s inaugural ‘selfie’ expected to fetch £7m at auction • Inside Bob Dylan‘s Historic New Tulsa Archive • Was the Twentieth Century a Mistake? A Conversation with Werner Herzog

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