Sofia Coppola, Emma Watson, And A (Gratuitous) Comparison Between THE BLING RING And SPRING BREAKERS

Lookit: a new blog with old friends! I be writing in TWO places!

THE FOUR HANDS

A few scattered thoughts in response to seeing The Bling Ring:

– I like the way Sofia Coppola uses her films to follow interesting young women in extreme circumstances: a group of desperately overly -sheltered sisters in The Virgin Suicides; a lonely American bride in Japan hoping for connection in Lost In Translation; a young princess thrust into unending wealth and worship in Marie Antoinette; a daughter grappling for her famed obsessed father in Somewhere. And now, in The Bling Ring, Coppola focuses on celebrity and fashion kowtowing young women so driven by immediacy they steal artifacts of the life they desire rather than build a life of their own. As a girl raised in an extreme life herself – making her film debut as the christened baby in The Godfather – Coppola’s films debunk the notion that money and fame, even love, complete a…

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About Kiki Malone

Girding till the break of dawn.
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2 Responses to Sofia Coppola, Emma Watson, And A (Gratuitous) Comparison Between THE BLING RING And SPRING BREAKERS

  1. Janna says:

    When John told me the old site was back I said to him, regarding you, “Diving back in with both hands, is he?” He laughed at me and my inability to not mix metaphors. But I was tired, and in retrospect, it’s kind of a pun, right? Good to see you in both places. Maybe we will check this one out.

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