the virgin suicides inspired playlist

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Jessica Nauta whips together a dreamy playlist inspired by Sofia Coppola's film adaptation of Jeffrey Eugenides' novel The Virgin Suicides.

Sophia Coppola's 1999 film adaptation of Jeffery Eugenides' novel quickly became a cult classic among many movie lovers. This dreamy and poignant movie follows the lives of the five Lisbon sisters, growing up and growing restless in a 1970's suburb. Told through the innocent eyes of the boys who knew the Lisbon sisters, the story itself is arguably one of the most romantic portraits of depression and suicide to ever be painted on a film screen.

Coppola's debut film is a tragic elegy to youth, and a dreamy one at that. This playlist, which includes songs from the original soundtrack, hopes to bring on a similar feeling of nostalgic haze and longing. Inspired by the dreaminess of the images and cinematography, this playlist is perfect for restless summer nights.

So, lay back, plug in, and listen...

"We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colours went together. We knew that the girls were our twins, that we all existed in space like animals with identical skins, and that they knew everything about us though we couldn't fathom them at all. We knew, finally, that the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them."   

-Jeffery Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides


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