The Virgin Suicides

This book helps readers understand the film’s significance and the stylistic and storytelling choices made by director Coppola.

The Virgin Suicides

Author: Justin Wyatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351694723

Page: 110

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Based on the best-selling novel by Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides is director Sofia Coppola’s evocative debut feature of young love, sex, loss and family pressures in mid-1970s America. Acclaimed by both critics and audiences on release, the film is now viewed as a remarkable and bold feature by a significant female director addressing many issues related to youth, female sexuality and family. This book helps readers understand the film’s significance and the stylistic and storytelling choices made by director Coppola. The analysis of the film occurs around three interlocking arguments: the unusual structuring absence in the film, the intricate manner through which music is used in the drama, communication and character creation, and the film’s careful and specific referencing of advertising in the 1970s (the decade of the film’s narrative). The film’s enigmatic structure and unique storytelling devices and their relationship to female adolescence, sexuality and ideology are also considered in depth. Without solving the mysteries of the film, the book is designed to uncover the reasons why the film continues to fascinate viewers so many years after its release.

The Virgin Suicides Twenty Fifth Anniversary Edition

Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time.

The Virgin Suicides  Twenty Fifth Anniversary Edition

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9781429960441

Page: 249

View: 429

The National Bestseller from the Pulitzer Prize–Winning Author of Middlesex and The Marriage Plot With a New Introduction by Emma Cline First published in 1993, The Virgin Suicides announced the arrival of a major new American novelist. In a quiet suburb of Detroit, the five Lisbon sisters—beautiful, eccentric, and obsessively watched by the neighborhood boys—commit suicide one by one over the course of a single year. As the boys observe them from afar, transfixed, they piece together the mystery of the family's fatal melancholy, in this hypnotic and unforgettable novel of adolescent love, disquiet, and death. Jeffrey Eugenides evokes the emotions of youth with haunting sensitivity and dark humor and creates a coming-of-age story unlike any of our time. Adapted into a critically acclaimed film by Sofia Coppola, The Virgin Suicides is a modern classic, a lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life.

The Virgin Suicides

The shocking thing about the girls was how nearly normal they seemed when their mother let them out for the one and only date of their lives.

The Virgin Suicides

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781408827369

Page: 249

View: 761

The shocking thing about the girls was how nearly normal they seemed when their mother let them out for the one and only date of their lives. Twenty years on, their enigmatic personalities are embalmed in the memories of the boys who worshipped them and who now recall their shared adolescence: the brassiere draped over a crucifix belonging to the promiscuous Lux; the sisters' breathtaking appearance on the night of the dance; and the sultry, sleepy street across which they watched a family disintegrate and fragile lives disappear.

The Virgin Suicides

A group of male friends become obsessed with a group of mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents after one of them commits suicide.

The Virgin Suicides

Author: Sofia Coppola

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 222

View: 748

A group of male friends become obsessed with a group of mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents after one of them commits suicide.

THE VIRGIN SUICIDES

『ヴァージン・スーサイズ』の名シーンの数々をソフィア・コッポラ自身がセレクト。イノセントなブロンド姉妹の魅力を記憶の底に閉じ込める、永遠の一冊。

THE VIRGIN SUICIDES

Author: ソフィアコッポラ

Publisher: Thomas Reed Publications

ISBN: 9784939102110

Page: 1

View: 381

『ヴァージン・スーサイズ』の名シーンの数々をソフィア・コッポラ自身がセレクト。イノセントなブロンド姉妹の魅力を記憶の底に閉じ込める、永遠の一冊。

Eugenides The Virgin Suicides and Zuzak s The Book Thief

Analysing the development of narration in millennial fiction, particularly in Eugenides and Zuzak's novels, which explores how consciousness and narration has become shaped by the advancements of technology.

Eugenides  The Virgin Suicides and Zuzak s The Book Thief

Author: Dougherty Maria

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 72

View: 279

Analysing the development of narration in millennial fiction, particularly in Eugenides and Zuzak's novels, which explores how consciousness and narration has become shaped by the advancements of technology.

Notebook

College Ruled Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). The Virgin Suicides Art Movie Inspired. 157300712877

Notebook

Author: VirginqOW Notebook

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781706262657

Page: 110

View: 839

College Ruled Color Paperback. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). The Virgin Suicides Art Movie Inspired. 157300712877

The 100 Best Movies You ve Never Seen

The Virgin Suicides is one of those rare occasions when a film surpasses the
book it is based on. Writer and first-time director Sophia Coppola manages to
render the complex novel down to its core, without losing the heart and suburban
spirit ...

The 100 Best Movies You ve Never Seen

Author: Richard Crouse

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1554905400

Page: 275

View: 691

Offbeat movie buffs, discerning video renters, and critical viewers will benefit from this roll call of the best overlooked films of the last 70 years. Richard Crouse, film critic and host of televisions award-winning Reel to Real, details his favorite films, from the sublime Monsoon Wedding to the ridiculous Eegah! The Name Written in Blood. Each movie is featured with a detailed description of plot, notable trivia tidbits, critical reviews, and interviews with actors and filmmakers. Featured interviews include Bill Wyman on a little-known Rolling Stones documentary, schlockmeister Lloyd Kaufman on the history of the Toxic Avenger, reclusive writer and director Hampton Fancher on his film The Minus Man, and B-movie hero Bruce Campbell on playing Elvis Presley in Bubba Ho-Tep. Sidebars feature quirky details, including legal disclaimers and memorable quotes.

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2003

The Virgin Suicides such emotional contentment that unhappi- ness is a wave
that crests briefly and falls back, forgotten. We meet three sisters. Lien, the
youngest, is played by Tran Nu Yen -Khe, who is Iran's wife and was the star of
Green ...

Roger Ebert s Movie Yearbook 2003

Author: Roger Ebert

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740726910

Page: 912

View: 382

Offers the critic's reviews from January 2000 through mid-June 2002 on more than 600 movies, in a volume complemented by interviews and the author's essay of the year. Original. for the Movie Answer Man," and more. Original.

Sofia Coppola

Director of Somewhere, The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, and more.

Sofia Coppola

Author: Susan Dudley Gold

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1627129472

Page: 80

View: 739

Director of Somewhere, The Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, and more.

Laboring to Uphold the Image of Suburbia

This thesis speculates that further interdisciplinary scholarship about suburbia must be done in order to attend to the dissonance between the image of a white-washed homogeneous suburb and its more complicated experiential counterpart.

Laboring to Uphold the Image of Suburbia

Author: Mallory Szymanski

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 187

This thesis speculates that further interdisciplinary scholarship about suburbia must be done in order to attend to the dissonance between the image of a white-washed homogeneous suburb and its more complicated experiential counterpart. I conclude that sexuality, as a category of analysis, connects with race and class in order to emphasize the inherent heterosexuality that frames the image of suburbia. An analysis of sexuality offers a more complete picture of the ways in which individuals labor to conceal their various deviations from suburban norms.

The Virgins

'Erens brilliantly captures the dark side of adolescence .

The Virgins

Author: Pamela Erens

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848549865

Page: 288

View: 746

'Erens brilliantly captures the dark side of adolescence . . . On a par with the likes of Jeffrey Eugenides' The Virgin Suicides' Independent 'Flawlessly executed and irrefutably true' John Irving 'A must for fans of Nabokovian tragedy' Irish Tatler The events of 1979-80 reverberate around the campus of Auburn Academy and linger many years later in the mind of narrator Bruce Bennett-Jones. Aviva Rossner and Seung Jung are an unlikely couple at the elite East Coast boarding school and are not shy in flaunting their newly discovered sexuality. Their blossoming relationship is watched with envy and fascination by Bruce and other classmates, who believe their liaison to be one of pure, unadulterated passion and pleasure. But nothing is what it seems, and as Aviva and Seung struggle to understand themselves and each other, things begin to fall apart. Their ultimate descent into shame and betrayal has disastrous consequences beyond their own lives.

In Search of Cinema

On Coppola's The Virgin Suicides (2000, USA), Gitai's Kadosh (1999, Israel), and
Doueiri's West Beirut (1998, Lebanon) Once again, before getting to the real
subject of this chronicle, I shall have to dispense with an American release that
has ...

In Search of Cinema

Author: Bert Cardullo

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773527072

Page: 351

View: 155

In Search of Cinema chronicles the vitality of international film art in the last two decades. At a time when the movie review has degenerated into mere publicity for Hollywood pictures and film scholarship has become entangled in its own pseudo-scientific discourse, Bert Cardullo reclaims the territory of a certain type of film critic, somewhere between a reviewer-journalist and a scholar-theorist. With elegance, clarity, and rigour, he offers close readings of individual films to show how moviemakers use the resources of the medium to pursue complex, significant human goals. The essays collected here reflect the spectacular rise of Iranian cinema in recent years as well as the strong contributions of contemporary filmmakers from countries such as Belgium, Canada, China, Israel, Lebanon, Scotland, and Spain. But In Search of Cinema does not neglect the best recent films from major film-producing nations like the United States, France, and Italy and includes retrospective pieces on the careers of Ingmar Bergman and Woody Allen as well as several essays on the interrelationship between film form, or film genres, and drama and the novel, the two forms from which the cinema continues to draw a wealth of its material.