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After she had written the script, Sofia Coppola was heartbroken to discover that another company was already producing an adaptation of the book themselves. However, they were not happy with their script, so she showed them hers and they ended up using it instead.
Thurston Moore of the band Sonic Youth originally gave the book to Sofia Coppola. After reading it she decided to make it into a movie.
Alicia Silverstone was offered the role of Mary Lisbon, but turned it down.
When the boys and girls are calling each other to play songs on the record player, they don't use the standard '555-' phone numbers used in television and film.
Scott Glenn, Danny DeVito and Kirsten Dunst had all previously appeared in film directed by Francis Ford Coppola: Apocalypse Now (1979), The Rainmaker (1997) and New York Stories (1989), respectively.
Sofia Coppola played Kathleen Turner's little sister in Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) directed by her father, Francis Ford Coppola. Sofia then directed Turner in this.
Hanna Hall screen tested for the role of Lux Lisbon, but was too young for the part. She was cast as Cecilia instead.
Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2000 (#07, with "Yi-Yi")
At the beginning of the film the workers apply a "Notice for Removal" tag to a diseased tree. The tag reads "City of Gross Point Parks Department." This is a misspelling of the name of the city in which the book and movie take place, Grosse Pointe, Mi which is a bordering suburb of Detroit. Jeffery Eugenides, the author of the novel, was born in Detroit and attended University Liggett School in Grosse Pointe.
A.J. Cook and Hayden Christensen co-starred in Higher Ground - a short lived series about troubled teens. They played each other's love interests.
When the girls are on lock down you watch the days go by with a view of the house. This was after the tree in the front of house was supposedly cut down, yet the tree is visible in the whole season montage
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A world map, using the far less common Gall-Peters projection, can be seen in background in the scene where the boys exchange songs with the Lisbon sisters over the telephone
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Shortly after this film received its wide release, Hayden Christensen was announced as the next actor to play Anakin Skywalker in the Star Wars prequels. Director Sofia Coppola had previously appeared in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999).
In the Danish version of the dvd, you can't figure out the age-order of the sisters. It said that Therese and Lux was twins, while in the movie Therese is the oldest (17 years old) while Lux is the 2nd youngest (14 years old). In Real life Bonnie is the 2nd youngest of the 4 actresses (Therese, Mary, Bonnie and Lux) , while Therese and Mary is both born in 1978.
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In the pre dance picture it's actually Bonnie that coughs, not Mary as previously stated.
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Director Trademark 

Sofia Coppola: [sun through leaves]
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The pre-homecoming photo of the girls foreshadows their deaths. Lux is holding her hand out to feel a leak coming from above (her hand's position resembles holding a cigarette) - later when she dies, her hand is seen hanging out of the running car in the closed garage, holding a cigarette. Therese's eyes are closed, and she died from an over dosage of sleeping pills. Bonnie's arm appears to be scratching her upper back, but also resembles a hanging - which is how she died. And after the photo was taken, Mary coughs, and she died from sticking her head in the oven.

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