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'Beguiled' Director Sofia Coppola on Remakes, Aspect Ratios, and Why She Loves 'The Incredibles'

The idea that Sofia Coppola, the art house darling who has crafted nuanced, character-focused dramas like "Lost in Translation" and "The Bling Ring," would choose to remake "The Beguiled" doesn't make a lot of sense. After all, the 1971 original (itself based on a novel called "A Painted Devil" by Thomas P. Cullinan) is a trashy Southern Gothic yarn that emphasized exploitation over characterization.
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