Friday, February 27, 2004

A Taiwanese-Godfather connection

Aha! I found one! NPR today played tapes of an adorable 5 year-old Sophia Coppola being interviewed by her father, Godfather director Francis Ford Coppola. It was reminding me of a recording my dad made of me blabbing at the same age when, while chatting about her "Chinese" language instruction, she starts rattling off a bunch of numbers. But to my surprise, they were in Taiwanese not Mandarin! How's that for "lost in translation?" She also performs a fluent rendition of the Filipino national anthem (must be from when they were filming Apocalypse Now). Very cute piece.