View Full Version : Marie-Antoinette by Sofia Coppola

18-07-2006, 23:43:10
Anyone seen it already? It's easy to see why this movie (will) takes a lot of flak from history buffs and fans of political thrillers, since its approach is very unusual compared to most pictures in the genre. I doesn't attempt to present a comprehensive account of the political going-ons in the time-period (from her marriage with Louis XVI to the French revolution), with the characters almost as pieces of decorum, rather it puts focus straight to how she experienced things: as that of an adolescent unable to deal with responsibilities she was burdened with. The movie doesn't present the main characters (Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI) as particularly good or bad persons, or as masterminds or as idiots, but simply as human beings. It's a beautiful movie and a very refreshing change of tack from most rigid and facts-obsessed historical movies. If you liked Oliver Stone's Nixon and Coppola's previous movie, Lost In Translation, you'll probably like this one too.

22-07-2006, 09:49:59
Kirsten Dunst looks looks quite the fox in the trailers.

24-07-2006, 08:39:39