Sofia Coppola. Photo: Philip May
On June 10, Oscar-winning filmmaker Sofia Coppola visited the Film Society of Lincoln Center to discuss her new film, The Bling Ring, as part of our free Summer Talks series. The film tells the true crime story of a group of fame-obsessed teens who robbed a string of celebrity homes (including Paris Hilton’s, who appears in the film) between 2008 and 2009. Below, we have gathered some of our favorite moments from our conversation with Coppola.
Coppola, well known for her use of pop music, addresses her attempt to capture the characters’ youthful energy in the soundtrack:
While the use of hip hop was new for Coppola, an even bigger aesthetic development was shooting in digital for the first time:
Here, Coppola discusses creating the look of the film with her cinematographer, the great, late Harris Savides. She also addresses the teen rebellion films that inspired her and the celebrated glass-house shot:
Coppola talks about filming in Paris Hilton’s house, one of those actually targeted in the robberies:
For more from Coppola, you can watch the entire conversation below:
Join us on June 26 for our next free Summer Talk with Jem Cohen, as he discusses his latest film, Museum Hours.