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The New Ocean’s 8 is All About The NYC Art World
And New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is in the centre of all...
Entertainment 16 Jun 2018
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Ocean’s 8, the new crime thriller putting women characters in the criminal spotlight, is also putting the art world on the silver screen, as New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is center of the film. Who knew a stately museum could be at the core of a Hollywood film?

The new film features actresses Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Rihanna, among others as they steal a $150m Cartier necklace at the Met Gala, while dressed in high fashion, naturally. The film’s costumes were designed by Vogue editor Hamish Bowles. “Rather than getting into the idea of doing period costume, we framed the exhibition around the idea of royal dress, and its enduring influence on fashion designers,” Bowles said in a statement.
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Cheat Sheet on the blockbuster
  • It all centers around a diamond vintage Cartier necklace
  • The scene of the crime is the Met Gala
  • Some of the Met’s real art collection is spotlighted in the blockbuster such as Vincent van GoghAmedeo Modigliani or Paul Cezanne.
  • There were dedicated ‘safety’ meetings for the art to inform the Met about every single movement – like prior a major stunt.
  • The whole filming took 10 days, the longest the Met has ever permission
  • Even Tinder makes appearance in the movie
  • One scene is filmed at a trendy gallery opening which had a TAL R show on display during the filming

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Text by Nadja Sayej
Photos via people.com,Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures

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