Watch the trailer for "The Bling Ring" here.
On today's youth being constantly "aware of their audience":
On communicating feeling through a scene, and not relying on talking:
“I was curious about these kids growing up always aware of their audience, constantly posting pictures online. For visual references, I borrowed the cell phones of my actors and studied their Facebook and Myspace pages. This world isn’t as visually beautiful as some of my other films. It’s more Pop.”
On using a digital camera (the RED) for the first time on "Bling Ring":"Remember Scarlett [Johansson] perched in the window ledge in 'Lost in Translation,' looking out over Tokyo? You project your feelings on her. That’s what I’m going for. I want the visual ways to tell the story rather than have the characters talk...The scripts are notes to let cast and crew know what I want to do. I don’t make a shot list. There’s no sense in that until you see the actors rehearse the scene. So, I’ll say, ‘In this scene I want to show X.’"
“It feels more immediate, and since you’re not limited by the film in the camera you can go on and on and have really long shots... [but] I spent more time watching the monitor than being on set. It felt passive. I see how it can distance you from the action. I had to keep reminding myself to get back on the set. I’d shoot on film again, if it’s still available.”