My dad came on the set of The Virgin Suicides and told me, “You should say ‘Action’ louder, more from your diaphragm.” I thought, O.K., you can go now. I’m not going to say it wasn’t intimidating, but when you direct is the only time you get to have the world exactly how you want it. My movies are very close to what I set out to do. And I’m superopinionated about what I do and don’t like. I may say it differently, but I still get what I want.
It was about six weeks. We do everything low-budget, so we do it as quickly as possible just to have more freedom. There are always things that I wish were different, or I feel like I’ve made mistakes. But it’s just part of it. I don’t mind that it’s a little homemade. It doesn’t have to be perfect. - Sofia Coppola
BUT LIKE IF SOFIA IS GOING TO DIRECT THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE-ACTION IMAGINE HOW CUTE AND FEMININE IT WOULD BE CUTE PASTEL COLORS AND CUTE LOCATIONS AND WATERFALLS AND SHOOTING THE USUAL SUN THROUGH TREES AND COSTUMES AND MERMAID COSTUMES!!!!!!!!! AND CUTE INDIE MUSIC AND THE USUAL PHOENIX SONG SHE WOULD THROW IN IT AND HER DAUGHTERS WILL OBVIOUSLY HAVE A CAMEO AS MERMAIDS AND IT WOULD BE SO PRETTY I WANT SOFIA TO DIRECT THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE ACTION SO BAD NOW