Marie Antoinette Movie

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Marie Antoinette Movie

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1aarti
okt 20, 2006, 12:26 pm

I know this isn't to do with Britain, but it is 18th century, and there have been so many commercials for the new Marie Antoinette movie that I just wanted to know what other people think.

I personally don't think I'll be seeing it. Not only do I think that Kirsten Dunst is slightly off in the casting (though I don't know why), I also think the soundtrack a little weird in the tradition of A Knight's Tale with Heath Ledger. So maybe I'll rent it, but I don't think I'll be in the theater watching it. What do other people think?

2boswellbaxter
nov 13, 2006, 12:25 am

The soundtrack didn't bother me--the rock music is mostly used for things like party scenes, so it wasn't jarring to me. There's also a lot of period music used in it too.

What did bother me was that so much attention was given to MA's early life, and so little to her later life. There was very little shown of the forces that were working to bring the revolution about. I suppose that may have been done on purpose to show how isolated MA and her friends were from the society around them, but still I found this approach unsatisfactory.

It was a gorgeous film to look at, though. I'd rent it for that at least.

3bass1193
nov 16, 2006, 4:05 am

It's a frivolous film meant to detail the frovolities of Marie and her crowd. It's not meant to analize her impact on the revolution, but simply to tell the story of a girl who partied like a maniac to forget her miserable situation without thinking of costs or repercussions. I think it does a great job of getting the present generation interested in history and its characters.

"Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it"

--George Santayana

4bleuroses
okt 29, 2007, 6:52 pm

Well said, bass1193. Like Baz Luhrman's Romeo & Juliet. It speaks to the present generation allowing them to 'relate' to history and literature in a pretty cool way. Wish this stuff was around when I was younger!

5Mordekai
okt 29, 2007, 7:10 pm

I saw this movie some time ago, and I really liked it. But something really funny happened when we were leaving the theater. We heard some guy who was walking in front of us asking his girlfriend: "So, she was killed in a bonefire, wasn't she?". Hilarious.

6digifish_books
nov 19, 2007, 5:49 pm

I saw the movie last week and agree that it was more entertaining and visually appealing than informative. I actually quite liked the soundtrack and got hold of a copy. Some of the 80s music is fun (The Cure's 'All Cats are Gray' and Siouxsie and the Banshee's 'Hong Kong Garden'). Its the sort of stuff I grew up with :)