Thursday, November 30, 2006

Marie Antoinette

This movie frustrated me! Why did Sofia Coppola make this film? The movie looked beautiful and there were some very nice shots. I couldn't figure out if Sofia purposely made a very shallow movie in order to say something about our celebrity worshipping times or the movie is just shallow.

Why do half the cast speak with French/European accents but Kirsten, Jason and esp. Rip Torn speak with modern American accents? Took me out of the movie. Maybe I shouldn't have watched this movie after seeing THE QUEEN. That movie also dealt with an isolated Queen and something to same about the cult of celebrity but it had depth.

I don't know how/why you make a movie about a Queen who reigned during such a turbulent time in history and reduce it to a long movie video with some nice costumes, scenery and music.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

oooh, THAT is really annoying, isn't it? Actors get paid millions of dollars and can't even do a proper accent.
BTW, tanks for alll your support recently.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

niki - You're welcome. You must be happy to be back home with your family.

I think Sofia did not want them to have French accents. Another producer friend, loved the movie and thought it was funny. People are so divided on this one.

moscerina said...

wow, i really loved this film. i agree that it is a video, but it caught that "hear we are now, entertain us" attitude...also she captured the lack or want of any responsibility... i walked out very happy because i enjoyed the subtle melancholy. the "i will stand by my husband" shit annoyed me, however.

Anonymous said...

hi,Iam italian and I come across your blog aciddentally...is that movie really bad?I wanted watch it...here in Italy it's not in the cinema yet!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Hi Summer, I didn't love the movie, but I have friends who really enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by.