Friday, June 5, 2009

Marie Antoinette

Last night I finally watched Marie Antoinette. I watched about 20 minutes of it about 8 months ago. It was a really interesting telling of the story. It was interesting to see how young she was. Although, they didn't live as long. So the life of a 15 year old isn't comparable to the life of a 15 year old in our time. She just didn't want anything to do with the politics of it all. I can see her point of view. It looked so arduous to have to go through all of the ritual that seemed so silly. But I wonder if it was really that bad? The movie kind of showed her as a victim. She was forced to live this life and wasn't allowed to be a child. She chose to party and buy clothes rather than be involved with the country. I know the movie wasn't meant to be an accurate portrayal, and I didn't expect it to be. I did enjoy the movie, and I loved the soundtrack (especially the Radio Dept.). I need to go dig up my Adam Ant cd now.

Watching Lost in Translation got me interested in watching Marie Antoinette. I remember seeing the trailer in the theatre and it was exciting to hear New Order (Ceremony) in combination with a period film. It was a great anachronism. I really enjoyed Sophia Coppola's vision in Lost in Translation. I'll have to go back and rewatch the Virgin Suicides now.


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