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'Spring Breakers': The stars, music, locations, costumes and much more



You might have noticed we've gone a little Spring Breakers-crazy in these parts. It's understandable: The movie with the hottest cultural buzz in America was filmed right here in Tampa Bay. How often can you say that?

We've flooded the zone with coverage of Spring Breakers, from interviews with the cast and crew to behind-the-scenes stories. Here's a rundown of all our s---, y'all:

-- Here is Steve Persall's official review of Spring Breakers: "Aggressively artful and unfocused, which would be a problem except it's also luridly fascinating throughout."

-- Sean Daly reviews the Skrillex- and Cliff Martinez-led soundtrack of the movie: "Martinez has composed a technotic update of Tangerine Dream's epic Risky Business score, all synth burbles and deep, troubling pulses." Click here.

-- Ben Montgomery talked to director Harmony Korine about the film and how it nailed Florida's occasionally trash-tacular look. Click here.

-- Steve Persall also talked to stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson and Rachel Korine. Click here.

-- Star James Franco reportedly based his character, Alien, on St. Petersburg rapper Dangeruss. Robbyn Mitchell talked to Dangeruss. Check out the story, and check out the video above.

-- Want to know where Spring Breakers was filmed? Click here for Steve Persall's story about Spring Breakers filming locations. And here's a gallery of photos from the filming.

-- Some locals weren't happy about the lurid image of Tampa Bay the film will portray. Click here.

-- Stephanie Hayes caught up with costumer Heidi Bivens, who worked with Korine to create Spring Breakers' iconic neon looks.

-- We've tried to round up just a taste of the Hollywood gossip surrounding Spring Breakers. And click here for some social media coverage.

-- After all that ... what is Spring Break in Tampa Bay REALLY like? Robbyn Mitchell, Danielle Paquette and Katherine Snow Smith have some ideas. Click here and here and here.


[Last modified: Friday, March 22, 2013 5:28pm]


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