The Bling Ring is an upcoming film starring Emma Watson, Katie Chang, Leslie Mann and Israel Broussard. This new movie is inspired by actual events involving a group of teenagers who are obsessed with fame. They use the internet to keep track of the whereabouts of different celebrities in order to rob their homes. The Bling Ring is written, directed and produced by Sofia Coppola. Check out what you can expect from this new crime film below:
“The Bling Ring: Coppola’s Take At A Dark Story
CANNES, France – Somewhere around the third time the gang of reckless kids in Sofia Coppola’s “The Bling Ring” broke into Paris Hilton’s house – and, by the way, that really isParis Hilton’s house – I had a realization. While I theoretically agree that crime is bad, I actually had no objection to them stealing handbags and watches and dresses and money and (allegedly) cocaine from Hilton. I mean it: I don’t care. It’s not as if Hilton actually did anything to earn all that crap she has in the first place, and she apparently didn’t notice for many weeks that anything was missing! As far as I’m concerned, the envious, Adderall-dosed suburban teens of the Valley can tear down her house with their bare hands and fight over the Gucci scraps. Maybe it’s a juvenile and stupid version of redistributing the wealth, but this is America, a juvenile and stupid country. What can you expect?
What did concern me about the depiction of this story in “The Bling Ring,” however, is the idiot-scale media illiteracy of everyone involved. Apparently Paris Hilton kept her house key under her doormat, which is hilarious, but the kids who found it there and let themselves in did dumber things than that. They evidently didn’t grasp that stolen Rolexes and designer goods are easy to trace and difficult to fence, that rich people’s houses are full of high-end security cameras, or that it was a bad idea to post Facebook pictures of themselves waving piles of $100 bills or wearing clothes in which famous people had been photographed. At least as Coppola tells it, they were so disconnected from their own actions that it barely occurred to them that their “shopping” expeditions in the homes of people they officially adored were actually felonies for which they would likely go to jail. Kids these days! In my youth we used to watch something called “TV,” which taught us all sorts of conventional wisdom about crime and its consequences.
Coppola’s previous three movies – “Somewhere,” “Marie Antoinette” and “Lost in Translation” –have all made the case in various ways that fame poisons whomever it touches, draining all the joy out of ordinary life. (This is presumably something Francis Ford Coppola’s daughter knows about first-hand.) In “The Bling Ring,” which premiered at Cannes on Thursday night to a mixed reception, she argues that the infection has become a pandemic that now touches everybody, while depicting a group of approximately normal American teenagers as being mindlessly narcissistic, cut off from reality and convinced of their own specialness by the self-regard of social media.”
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The Bling Ring is scheduled to be released in cinemas on June 14th 2013.
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