Friday, 11 October 2013
The Bling Ring
The film highlights the level celebrity culture has reached with a group of teens wanting to be near celebrities, party like celebrities and have what celebrities have and it does this with a wonderfully simple technique - by glorifying them even further.
Coppola had the wisdom to not just fabricate the celebrity homes that were robbed but, to also put the celebrities in the film. Some of the victims of the notorious Bling Ring are known for their talents on screen, others are known for their ability to make headlines and sell gossip mags.
Unlike a celebrity known for their singing or acting who are criticised for their skill in a field of entertainment, reality stars are critiqued for the way they live their lives. Multiple celebs have hitched their waggon to Paris Hilton in order to get the media's attention and the teens in The Bling Ring were doing the same thing; they became known for the celebs they were linked to. They were not with Paris on the red carpet but it was known by many that they had been in her home and this was both their making and their downfall.