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Bling Ring Analysis
Transcript of Bling Ring Analysis
These teens received the fame they longed for after they were caught
Social Networking has helped teens feel as if they have a right to know what happens in the lives of the rich and famous
Also allowed them to be oblivious as to the moral implications of their - they didn't take any precautions in order to hide their identities
Reality Show: Pretty Wild
Stars: Alexis Neiers and Family
ABC News interview with "ringleader" Nick Prugo
Why is Bling Ring a teen film?
Representation of "The Clique"
Similar Teen Films
Written and directed by Sofia Coppola
Bling Ring is based on a true story
The story follows a group of celebrity obsessed L.A teenagers
Release and Critical Reception
Released at the opening of the "Un Certain Regard" section of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
The film also closed the 39th Seattle International Film Festival on June 9, 2013
Caters to the special interests of teenagers
Uses a popular/well known actress
Serious subject presented in a comical and flashy way
The group burglar the homes of celebrities
By the end of the movie they are almost addicted to owning these luxury items
They begin by taking designer clothes and jewelery they believe the person won't miss.
They even go as far as stealing a painting and a rug
What does the movie reflect about teens and modern culture?
One (Alexis Neirs) was even given a reality TV show
Sadly shows that teens glorify celebrity culture
Based off the Vanity Fair article “The Suspects Wore Louboutins” by Nancy Jo Sales
Starring Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson, Claire Julien, Taissa Farmiga, Georgia Rock, and Leslie Mann
Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a score of 60% "Fresh" based on reviews from 175 critics - average score of 6.3/10
The characters are portrayed as materialistic, vapid, celebrity-obsessed teens
Bling Ring has outlined the reality of the morals and the interests of today’s youth. It shows us how celebrity culture is glorified all while revealing that social networking sites and the internet has enabled the lives of these celebrities to be easily invaded.