Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Year 2006: Marie Antoinette

Sofia Coppola's minimalist approach on 'Lost in Translation' is a 180 degrees shift to the boisterous and candy colored grandiosity of her next motion picture: Marie Antoinette. What makes this film one of my favorites (and actually my favorite Sofia Coppola film) is that it makes no restriction incorporating elements that may or may not work per se, such as the cool and hip background music. After all, along with her husband Louis XVI, the heir of the French throne happens to be a bunch of clueless teenagers who were treated as a rock and roll superstar of their time and was easily maneuvered by their own court. Coppola highlighted Marie Antoinette's luxurious lifestyle and her reckless spending but also, played fair with the story treatment by showing us her other side - pretty, thoughtful to a fault and a victim of her age, ignorance, wealth and position.  

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