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Sofia Coppola's Somewhere features Sudoku Variants by Conceptis PuzzlesMonday, March 21, 2011
It's not every day that our puzzles get to be featured in a Hollywood movie, needless to say – as a prominent prop of a major character in the film. Yet, 11-year-old Cleo in Sofia Coppola's recently released Somewhere is clearly an avid fan of Conceptis Sudoku puzzles, particularly in their non-Classic shapes and forms. That must be why she carries around in her yellow bag a copy of Sudoku Variants - a popular puzzle book containing 169 Sudoku variants produced by Conceptis and published by Sterling Publishing (ISBN: 9781402741111).
Cleo takes a Sudoku break
Below are a couple of still photos taken by photographer Franco Biciocchi during one of the movie scenes (~00:52:00) when Cleo takes a Sudoku break on the hotel lobby sofa.
Released by Focus Features in December 2010, Somewhere is a drama film written and directed by by Academy Award-winning writer/director Sofia Coppola and starring Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning. The film won the Golden Lion at the 67th Venice International Film Festival. Below: Official movie poster and synopsis.
Winner of the Golden Lion Award for Best Picture at the 2010 Venice International Film Festival
From Academy Award-winning writer/director Sofia Coppola (“Lost in Translation,” “The Virgin Suicides,” “Marie Antoinette”), “Somewhere” is a witty, moving, and empathetic look into the orbit of actor Johnny Marco (played by Stephen Dorff). You have probably seen him in the tabloids; Johnny is living at the legendary Chateau Marmont hotel in Hollywood. He has a Ferrari to drive around in, and a constant stream of girls and pills to stay in with. Comfortably numbed, Johnny drifts along.
Then, his 11-year-old daughter Cleo (Elle Fanning) from his failed marriage arrives unexpectedly at the Chateau. Their encounters encourage Johnny to face up to where he is in life and confront the question that we all must: which path in life will you take? Filmed entirely on location, “Somewhere” reunites the writer/director with “Lost in Translation” editor Sarah Flack and production designer Anne Ross. Stacey Battat (“Broken English”) is the costume designer, and Harris Savides (“Elephant”) is the director of photography, on “Somewhere.”
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