Films are created by people, for people. However, lately, (mainly in Hollywood – excluding Argo and a few other productions) another entity has taken over: money. Mr. Franklin has been partaking in some extreme multitasking: directing, writing, producing and, making a bit of a mess of things (along with 3D, but I’ll leave that for another day).
Within the cinematic world to create a film various variables must come together: a story, patience, connections – family or otherwise, creativity, and most importantly, talent. Money of course plays a significant part but, its the story and how its told, that truly creates cinema.
Sophia Coppola. She is lucky enough to have all the above but, rather than squander she has with substantial deftness, harnessed all together. Proof being, Virgin Suicides, Marie Antoinette, and feasibly with her latest creation, The Bling Ring. Only two people could have made this story, (which is a bit trite), into a piece of cinema possibly worth seeing: the late Tony Scott, and Sophia Coppola. With Sophia you get a visceral feast, accompanied by an eclectic soundtrack, and actors who seem to just melt into their characters. It almost makes you want to join in on the fun.
With money, opulence, greed as the vital characters in this film, it will be interesting to see what Ms. Coppola has created.
Only can the final verdict be made when it hits the theatres June 14th.
Till then,view the trailer, and decide for yourself.
And on a side note – who else could take Emma Watson and whisk her away from being rendered “Immobulus” as Hermione Granger? It will be interesting to see what Emma Watson does with what Ms. Coppola has given her.