Gia Coppola Quotes


I went to a private school and I struggled academically. It was really disheartening to always be considered bad at that.

I have a lot of game apps I need to delete.

I have so much appreciation for movies because I understand how hard it is to make one.

My grandpa told me 'Learn to love anxiety because it never goes away in moviemaking.'

With my aunt I definitely can relate to how she makes a movie because she does it with her own demeanor which isn't this loud presence.

Movies are a collaboration I feel so I didn't think of myself as an authoritative figure as much.

Anyone can create and put stuff out there so then as viewers and listeners we have access to a lot of different unique view points.

I enjoy seeing how my friends - Proenza Schouler Zac Posen Rodarte - use clothes to create their vision and art.

After college I drove across the country twice with friends. It was one of the most fascinating experiences of my life. I find it really inspiring seeing the country that way.

The hardest thing on 'Palo Alto' was letting go because I kept working on it trying to make it better.

Now that I'm older I have a much better appreciation of nature and I love being alone.

I like the pharmacy makeup. I always get stuck in that aisle... I've always liked looking at it.

It's great because all of my friends from elementary school are still my closest friends.

I wanted to be a ballet dancer. I was bad - I'm not very coordinated. But I always wished I could have been a dancer.

I love Serge Lutens orange blossom perfume; my mom got it for me. It's my favorite. It just smells clean.

'Virgin Suicides' was such a big movie to me as a teenage girl. It blew me away.

When I graduated I felt a little burned out on taking pictures after so many years of churning out so many for classes.

I was really nervous working with actors since I come from a photography background.

When I was a baby my mom was always bringing me onto set.

When I went to college my mum was really sad so she preserved my bedroom like a weird time capsule.

My grandpa showed me how to build stamina onset behind the scenes on 'Twixt.'

I knew I wanted to make a movie that hadn't really existed in a while in terms of being a teenager.

I like the camera to be still and not very shaky and have everything happen within the frame.

I got my GED my senior year and ended up taking community college classes before I transferred to Bard.

My family and I are so close it's important to have a close knit relationship and to make time to spend with each other especially at the holidays.

Ive always been very comfortable in a set environment. All the collaborating going on seeing how actors work - it all excites me.

There is always something I gain from watching a movie whether it's a silly romantic comedy or an art film.

I'm not so vocal. I try to get loud but my voice will just crack or something.

I've only ever taken a playwriting class but I like creative writing and writing screenplays.

I liked to drive around just playing music for everyone.

We definitely have to support other female directors because there's not enough of us.

When I was younger I had pink underneath my hair and I got detention. I went to an all-girls school where you wore a uniform and pink hair was not OK.

I remember people - not my family - always asking 'Oh so are you going to make movies when you're older?' I felt pressured and that always kind of deterred me.

Most people think of Las Vegas and they think of extravagance. But it's really a mix between fantasy and laziness.

It's tricky to take a book of short stories and turn it into a feature film.

You can't host an Italian film festival without Marcello Mastroianni. It just doesn't feel right.

I just love seeing other females work.

My mentor in college was Stephen Shore. I loved his color palettes and his taking mundane things but finding them fascinating.

My only vice is 'Keeping up With The Kardashians.' I can't really explain what it is that fascinates me so much but it just sucks me in.

As a first-time director you act a lot like a teenager. I made decisions because I was hotheaded. My skin broke out. I was trying to understand who I am.

In California where you're allowed to drive at 16 you get so much freedom with that. It's a freedom to get outside of your parents' house and to do bad things.

Friends would ask 'Have you seen 'The Godfather?' and I'd be like 'No.'

I've been going to the same person for haircuts since I was thirteen.

In high school I didn't always relate to my friends. I was more of a spectator.

It's hard not to be impressed by my older relatives.

Usually when I get nervous and don't know how to prepare for something I just don't do anything at all which is not necessarily the best idea.

Most movies use older actors but I thought if I could just put kids on camera and get them to be themselves what could be easier?

I studied photography at Bard but I just felt tired of it. Someone asked me to be in a video but didn't want to be in it so they told me to make my own and that seemed more fun to me.

Making a movie is a lot of problem solving.

I guess I knew my dad was into photography so a part of me was interested in picking it up to understand him a little better.

So many of the kids on television have really nice clothes perfect skin and hair.

If I were to save one possession in a fire it would have to be my dad's camera an old broken Nikon. I always keep it with me - his personal things mean a lot.

Visually I love the setting of suburbia.