I'm not sure if it's because of late I have had a hunger for going to the cinema or whether it's because Sofia Coppola is known for creating the most visually tasty films (like Marie Antoinette), but The Bling Ring is calling me. It seems provocative, edgy and docu-fun based on true events. Wouldn't you agree? It's criminal and sexy.
Wiki Says: The Bling Ring, sometimes called the "Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch", "The Burglar Bunch", or the "Hollywood Hills Burglars", were a group, mostly of teenagers based in and around Calabasas, California, who burgled the homes of several celebrities over a period believed to have been from around October 2008 through August 2009. In total, their activities resulted in the theft of about $3 million in cash and belongings, most of it from Paris Hilton, whose house was burgled several times. However, over 50 homes were reportedly targeted for potential burglary. Nancy Jo Sales, who covered the story for Vanity Fair, called the events "completely unprecedented in the history of Hollywood".
Sofia is the Writer, Director and Producer. I can smell the popcorn now and see my sparkly ring digging in.
Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'.