Good movie, but I saw it before I had the chance to study the history of Marie Antoinette. So, I don't know how historically accurate the movie was. Knowing the history will help you enjoy this movie. There were many entertaining scenes though. I don't think the movie painted her in as bad a light as it could have. After all she was beheaded by guillotene, so she must have done something bad... not well explained in the movie. The last scene they are simply riding away in a coach.
Anybody being knolegeable about this part of history.... I'd be interested in your thoughts.
>>By Sticksmateo (Tuesday, 7 Nov 2006 20:56)
good movie: beautiful pictures and great music.
you should read sth about French Revolution!
>>By Monia (Saturday, 13 Jan 2007 01:58)
Hi, I don't think the movie was so much about historical facts and accuracy, rather it was a sort of a portrait of a young person's identity and their complicated participation in society that is always already politically determined by someone else. there were a lot of spaces in the film, visually and temporally where a viewer could enter the experience of MA more viscerally. Although at times a bit staged, like a pose for a portrait, it was stuningly beautiful, and had a good rhythm. Made me want to eat cake.
>>By Moliere (Tuesday, 16 Jan 2007 15:13)
i haven't seen this film yet, but i read MA's biography couple of years ago and felt strongly for her after that, so i will definitely try and see the film.
@Sticksmateo: very superficial of you to think she must have done something bad to be beheaded by guillotene. or maybe you just beleive in justice in the human society, which is a bit childish. she was a queen. there was a popular revolution. people killed the king and the queen cause of their titles. the same thing happened in many occasions through history. just to mention one: the russian emperial family. or you think it doesn't count cause they were killed by comunists which are wellknown for eating children.
maybe you should try and study some history.
>>By piaf (Monday, 22 Jan 2007 15:31)
So she was a Queen who got beheaded. I don't think that makes me superficial. I think it means the movie was incomplete and inaccurate. Perhaps being Queen is where she went wrong, or maybe you're taking a simple commentary about an inaccurate film too seriously. I mean she was just Queen of France... Imagine if she was a self proclaimed Queen of the Universe? LOL
>>By Sticksmateo (Thursday, 19 Apr 2007 16:33)
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