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Rachel Bilson speaks out against Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring
Guardian UK ^ | Friday 5 July 2013 10.25 EDT

Posted on 07/05/2013 8:37:29 AM PDT by Perdogg

The former OC star claims the director is glorifying the actions of the Los Angeles gang that stole from her and other celebrities

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; Society; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: blingring; rachelbilson; sofiacoppola; theblingring
A liberal is just a conservative who has not been robbed.
1 posted on 07/05/2013 8:37:29 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

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2 posted on 07/05/2013 8:38:01 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Having seen the film, it doesn’t glorify them at all. It’s a pretty acidic condemnation of Millenial pop/materialist culture.


3 posted on 07/05/2013 8:41:38 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

Bingo. My teenage daughter came away from the film talking about the utter emptiness and shallowness of celebrity culture.


4 posted on 07/05/2013 8:47:54 AM PDT by .45 Long Colt
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To: .45 Long Colt

Specifically the celebrities those kids were targeting. Paris Hilton, Reality TV stars. It’s not like they breaking into Kevin Kline’s home.


5 posted on 07/05/2013 8:49:28 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Perdogg

We need rules observed on this thread!!!

CA....


6 posted on 07/05/2013 8:56:03 AM PDT by Chances Are (Seems I've found that silly grin again....)
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To: Chances Are

The only pic I associate with “Bling Ring” is Emma Watson’s tongue...


7 posted on 07/05/2013 9:11:01 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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rules engaged:  photo blake-lively-rachel-bilson-chanel-croisiere-04_zpsf1b3a726.jpg
8 posted on 07/05/2013 9:15:09 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: raygunfan

Everytime I see pics like this I ask myself....why are they walking out of their shoes? I would have blisters all day long.


9 posted on 07/05/2013 9:21:43 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

and yet she strolls blissfully along, looking radiant, fresh, fashionable, etc....

im gonna go with that...


10 posted on 07/05/2013 9:27:01 AM PDT by raygunfan
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To: Perdogg; All

The big question the film tackles is:

Who is more stupid?

Those who post their obnoxious wealth and trinkets on social media, yet do not have even basic security in place?

Or those who repeatedly rob them of that wealth and expect to continually get away with it?

Either way. It’s great grist for scathing social and cultural satire!


11 posted on 07/05/2013 9:27:09 AM PDT by Jack Deth (Knight Errant and Resident FReeper Kitty Poem /Haiku Guy)
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To: sheana

“why are they walking out of their shoes? “

What shoes? There are shoes?


12 posted on 07/05/2013 9:28:06 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Borges

I’m hoping this film opens in the Czech Republic, as I’d like to see it. Sofia Coppola is a good director, and I’ve heard good things about this film.


13 posted on 07/05/2013 9:28:54 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Haaaaaaahhhh!


14 posted on 07/05/2013 9:28:57 AM PDT by sheana
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To: Jack Deth
Who is more stupid? Those who post their obnoxious wealth and trinkets on social media, yet do not have even basic security in place? Or those who repeatedly rob them of that wealth and expect to continually get away with it?

ROTFL

15 posted on 07/05/2013 9:36:45 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: sheana

The target audience wouldn’t notice if she was wearing fluffy bunny house slippers.

I once observed, apropos a picture of Jennifer Lopez in her underwear, that her shoes were two sizes too small. I got dozens of responses of, “What shoes?”


16 posted on 07/05/2013 9:45:45 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I want shrimp tacos.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

She’s also the polar opposite of the sort of people depicted in the film. Cultured and low key. She treats the teens in the film like specimens under a petri dish.


17 posted on 07/05/2013 9:59:58 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges
Having seen the film, it doesn’t glorify them at all. It’s a pretty acidic condemnation of Millenial pop/materialist culture.

Yieks. You will be reprimanded by the movie police for sure. Sofia Coppola is a big Obama supporter. I was treated very poorly for having the audacity to see White House Down. It may be a long weekend for you....lol

18 posted on 07/05/2013 10:16:26 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

I had no idea what her politics. It’s not relevant for this discussion.


19 posted on 07/05/2013 10:50:30 AM PDT by Borges
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To: Borges

I had no idea what her politics. It’s not relevant for this discussion.

So typical. King of the mighty subject matter.


20 posted on 07/05/2013 11:37:55 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the Country!)
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To: napscoordinator

Huh?


21 posted on 07/05/2013 11:38:56 AM PDT by Borges
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To: raygunfan

Is that a strand of toilet paper hanging down?


22 posted on 07/05/2013 11:47:23 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: raygunfan

Watch her Magnum ice cream commercials . Google her GQ cover / photos.
http://cdn03.cdn.justjared.com/wp-content/uploads/headlines/2008/01/rachel-bilson-red-white-blue-bikini.jpg


23 posted on 07/05/2013 12:58:03 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Borges; napscoordinator; All
I had no idea what her politics. It’s not relevant for this discussion.

A lot of people here will bring politics and Obama into any and every thread. Their condition could be called Obama on the Brain.

24 posted on 07/05/2013 3:13:08 PM PDT by EveningStar ("What color is the sky in your world?" -- Frasier Crane)
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