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June 16, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
“The Bling Ring” made out like a bandit at the box office this weekend. Sofia Coppola's take on a real-life group of San Fernando Valley youths who burglarized celebrity homes in 2009 debuted in limited release and grossed $210,001, according to an estimate from distributor A24 Films. Playing in two theaters in New York and three in Los Angeles, the film earned a healthy per-theater average of $42,000. Though the movie is set in Hollywood's backyard, the film did the most business this weekend at a cinema near New York University.
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March 28, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
After news reports surfaced last week that Sofia Coppola is in talks to direct a live-action adaptation of "The Little Mermaid," media outlets and fans quickly began speculating that Emma Watson, who worked with Coppola on "The Bling Ring," would be an ideal candidate for the title role. Now Watson, who is making the rounds promoting the biblical epic "Noah," has addressed the casting rumors. At the "Noah" premiere in New York on Thursday, the 23-year-old actress told Variety she's a longtime fan of the 1989 Disney animated version of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale.
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December 20, 2010
Sofia Coppola's personal experiences and intimate familiarity with the inner celebrity workings of Hollywood suffuse "Somewhere. " Here, we provide a scene-by-scene guide to spotting specific Coppola family references that helped inform the action: In the film's opening, Johnny tools around a racetrack in his Ferrari at top speed. And toward the end of "Somewhere," he drives daughter Cleo to Las Vegas for the night in the sleek vehicle, taking off the following morning ? literally ?
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March 19, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
Director Sofia Coppola has frequently explored the ennui and existential crises of the beautiful and well-to-do, including Scarlett Johansson's drifting college graduate in "Lost in Translation," Kirsten Dunst's stifled princess in "Marie Antoinette" and Stephen Dorff's blase actor in "Somewhere. " Now she is negotiating to helm a live-action adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic fairy tale "The Little Mermaid," the story of a sea creature chafing against her life of looking lovely and swimming aimlessly about, according to Deadline Hollywood . Caroline Thompson ("Edward Scissorhands")
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June 13, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
A couple of looks caught my eye from the Women in Film's Crystal + Lucy Awards presented at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday night in Beverly Hills. At left, Sofia Coppola wore a chic short black Valentino dress from the spring 2013 collection. Coppola has always had her own refreshingly demure style, and I like this simple sleeveless dress with just a hint of sheerness and a crisp white collar. It's serious and grown-up, but not stodgy. I'm starting to see a lot of black-and-white looks on the red carpet and in stores.
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May 24, 2013 | By Susan King
Oscar-winning writer-director Sofia Coppola, whose latest film "The Bling Ring" screened at the Cannes and opens June 14 stateside, is this year's winner of the Crystal + Lucy Awards' Dorothy Arzner Directors Award. The award is named after the pioneering Hollywood director of several studio films, including Katharine Hepburn's second feature, 1933's "Christopher Strong. " Coppola will receive the honor at the Women in Film Los Angeles gala fundraiser, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the nonprofit organization, on June 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
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April 17, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
“The Bling Ring,” Sofia Coppola's tale of good girls gone bad in Southern California, is heading to Cannes - but not as part of the main competition. The fact-based drama will instead premiere in Un Certain Regard , where it will open the section on Thursday, May 16. Festival organizers made the announcement via Twitter on Wednesday evening in Paris, ahead of the full-slate announcement Thursday morning. THE ENVELOPE: Film festival coverage Though Un Certain Regard is prestigious, it does not hold the luster of the 20-movie main competition section.
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December 20, 2010 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
To hear Sofia Coppola explain it, the genesis for her drama "Somewhere" ? an episodic tone poem about celebrity and fatherhood in modern Hollywood that reaches theaters Wednesday ? can be pin-pointed to a personal place: the intersection of intimately observed family experiences and tabloid fabulism. Early reviewers have had a field day reading levels of cinema-as-confessional into "Somewhere," which won the Golden Lion for best film at the Venice International Film Festival this year.
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March 9, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
Kirsten Dunst has the title role in "Marie Antoinette," the first film from writer-director Sofia Coppola since her Oscar-winning comedy "Lost in Translation." Production begins in France this week, Columbia Pictures said Tuesday.
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June 13, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
For a brief and blinding moment in 2009, the Bling Ring crime spree ruled the social networks, TV news cycles and front pages of newspapers around the globe, including this one. At the time, I was bothered by the way the stories about a gang of affluent teen fashionistas stealing from trend-setting local celebrities underscored our out-of-control obsession with fame. Sofia Coppola's new movie about the real-life Hollywood caper does not bring any comfort. "The Bling Ring" is a warped tour of the teens' short but lucrative run when they lifted more than $3 million in luxe goods from the homes of Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan and others.
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July 22, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Four years ago, Rachel Bilson's Los Feliz home was broken into on six occasions by the Bling Ring. The gaggle of San Fernando Valley youths stole designer shoes, clothing and purses, as well as jewelry bequeathed to her by her mother and grandmother. She estimated the crime circle made off with as much as $300,000 worth of her belongings in 2009 - some of which the group later sold for pocket change on Venice Boulevard. Suffice it to say, the actress wasn't thrilled to hear Sofia Coppola was making a film about the burglars.
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June 16, 2013 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
Forget "World War Z. " The true zombie movie this summer is "The Bling Ring. " Written and directed by Sofia Coppola, the film has the quality of a vacant stare, reflecting back a disturbing, unsettling blankness. The story is based on the real-life group of L.A youths who burglarized the homes of celebrities they ostensibly admired - an iconographic coterie that included Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton. Seeming to lack a conscience or sense of consequence, the gang grabbed tabloid infamy as a jaundiced apex of contemporary consumer/reality culture.
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June 16, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
“The Bling Ring” made out like a bandit at the box office this weekend. Sofia Coppola's take on a real-life group of San Fernando Valley youths who burglarized celebrity homes in 2009 debuted in limited release and grossed $210,001, according to an estimate from distributor A24 Films. Playing in two theaters in New York and three in Los Angeles, the film earned a healthy per-theater average of $42,000. Though the movie is set in Hollywood's backyard, the film did the most business this weekend at a cinema near New York University.
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June 14, 2013 | By Chris Lee, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK CITY - Sofia Coppola could have easily gone the studio route in choosing a distributor for her new movie, "The Bling Ring. " Instead she chose the upstart company that set loose the viral image of James Franco as a resplendently thugged-out Jesus. The Facebook posting of the actor in his "Spring Breakers" lizard-king persona, surrounded by his bikini-clad costars, director Harmony Korine and rapper Gucci Mane at a "Last Supper"-style banquet table, spread across the web in late March with a tide of 20,000 thumbs-up.
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June 13, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
A couple of looks caught my eye from the Women in Film's Crystal + Lucy Awards presented at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday night in Beverly Hills. At left, Sofia Coppola wore a chic short black Valentino dress from the spring 2013 collection. Coppola has always had her own refreshingly demure style, and I like this simple sleeveless dress with just a hint of sheerness and a crisp white collar. It's serious and grown-up, but not stodgy. I'm starting to see a lot of black-and-white looks on the red carpet and in stores.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
For a brief and blinding moment in 2009, the Bling Ring crime spree ruled the social networks, TV news cycles and front pages of newspapers around the globe, including this one. At the time, I was bothered by the way the stories about a gang of affluent teen fashionistas stealing from trend-setting local celebrities underscored our out-of-control obsession with fame. Sofia Coppola's new movie about the real-life Hollywood caper does not bring any comfort. "The Bling Ring" is a warped tour of the teens' short but lucrative run when they lifted more than $3 million in luxe goods from the homes of Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Lindsay Lohan and others.
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October 31, 2010 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Much as with real estate, in movies the key sometimes is location, location, location. Writer-director Sofia Coppola makes full use of that premise in her new film, "Somewhere," which she shot primarily at Los Angeles' historic Chateau Marmont, the discreetly decadent hotel tucked above Sunset Boulevard that combines the low-key luxury of contemporary Hollywood with the tarnished glamour of Tinseltown's classic era. Winner of the top prize...
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May 24, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
"Can you give mommy a cue? Are you hungry?" 21-year-old Alexis Neiers cooed to her crying newborn in the middle of a faux-upscale Calabasas restaurant last week. "When she puts her hands in her mouth, she's hungry. Right now, she's just tired. Maybe a little constipated. " None of the other diners paid much attention to Neiers - former reality TV star, recovering addict and convicted felon - as she pulled her daughter, Harper, to her breast and began to feed the 3-week-old. It was a moment of utter normalcy for Neiers, who shot to notoriety in 2009 when she was arrested and charged with being a part of a group of celebrity-obsessed young burglary suspects that came to be known as the "Bling Ring.
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June 13, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
In Hollywood, all that glitters is not gold - or even fool's gold. That's the lesson Anne Ross learned last year while working as a production designer on "The Bling Ring," Sofia Coppola's film about a group of teenagers so desperate to get close to celebrity that they broke into stars' mansions. The movie, in theaters this weekend, is based on the true story of a 2009 crime spree, during which a gaggle of San Fernando Valley youths burglarized the homes of Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, Orlando Bloom, Brian Austin Green, Audrina Patridge and Rachel Bilson.
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June 5, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Before Paris Hilton agreed to let Sofia Coppola film scenes for “The Bling Ring” in her mansion, she didn't know much about how a group of San Fernando Valley youths managed to break into her home four years ago. Though she was questioned by police about the robberies, she says she never realized that the so-called Bling Ring had been in her home on six separate occasions. That was just one of the facts that came to light after she teamed up with Coppola, filming a cameo at a club scene in the movie and allowing the filmmaker to use her actual home as a production location.
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