Jewels worthy of a film

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There are films that are veritable jewels of the seventh art, but there are also jewels that go beyond the big screen to become the true stars. And the fact is that a jewel with personality, can transform any old scene into THE definitive SCENE … (Spoilers Alert!)

Match Point by Woody Allen

‘People are afraid to admit that a large part of life depends on luck.’ So begins Match Point, one of the great jewels of Woody Allen. What appears to be a love film between a tennis coach and a high society girl in London, turns into a tortuous tale of infidelity, murders and luck, a lot of luck. Because if there’s one thing that Match Point does speak of it’s the power of destiny and the importance of ‘not missing the train’.

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If you’ve seen the film, you’ll remember great scenes between Scarlett Johansson and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, although we would turn the spotlight on one in particular: the moment in which the murderer throws the ring that gives him away into the Thames, in an attempt to eliminate all the proof. And the truth is, as you probably know, a unique and unrepeatable ring is not just important for your look, but also a perfect reflection of who you are.

The Bling Ring by Sofia Coppola

Based on a true story, The Bling Ring is more than just a surreal robbers film: it shows an obsession with fame and money at any cost. In The Bling Ring, a group of adolescents spend their time breaking into the houses of famous people such as Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan because they yearn for their Louboutins and their jewels. And unlikely though it may seem, they succeed.

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Apart from the film, this group of thieves has also inspired hundreds of articles and books because… who would have thought that Paris Hilton doesn’t lock her door when she leaves the house to go partying, leaving her fabulous jewels within reach of anybody? We certainly wouldn’t do it.

Catch Me If You Can by Steven Spielberg

This is a cult cinema classic, not just for its hectic plot, but for its unlikely tale: a 16-year old runs away from home and to finance his life, decides to forge checks and fake identities. What looks like science fiction is actually based on a true story: for 5 years an adolescent put the FBI through their paces when he passed himself off as a doctor, pilot and lawyer… actually working as each.

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The story bewitched Steven Spielberg who decided to make a film of it, giving the role of Frank, the protagonist, to Leonardo Di Caprio. Apart from fraud, this character also triumphed in love. And the truth is that Frank needed the help of others, mainly women, to carry out each of his crimes. His method was simple but infallible: he would use the full force of his powers of persuasion and buy their will with whatever they desired, occasionally with jewels. Because Frank became conscious of the power of unique pieces when as a child he saw his father buy a suit with a pinch of persuasion and an eye-catching necklace.

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