Posted on: Wednesday, September 21, 2011
I am currently watching Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette, which I have to admit is one of my favorite films. Sofia received a lot of negativity for it. She based the script from the biography written by Antonia Fraser, and chose this particular book because it shows the Queen on a more personal level than any other biography has. It shows her as an actual human being, someone to relate to instead of judge.
The film has gorgeous visuals (actually filmed in the real Versailles!), the best compilation of music (and my all time favorite) I have ever heard, and does a great job at showing the rise and fall of the mental state that Antoinette must have gone through. The frustration and unhappiness she felt before finally deciding to say "Fuck it" and throw caution to the wind, therefore leading France into extreme debt and poverty. And no, I am not saying this is a good excuse for being an apathetic Queen, I just love that this story shows how she became that way. People get too caught up in the fact that it doesn't show any of her accomplishments, etc. But they fail to realize that Sofia was trying to show the story through Marie's point of view. It pinpoints and focuses on the unfamiliar, emotional side instead of the famous historical aspects. Different is something critics don't handle too well, unfortunately.
I have no new photos to show, which is pretty much my only reason for having this blog. I'm not much of a writer, nor am I so great at sharing what is going on in my life or head. Whenever I do hint on either of these things it is usually random and rare. Damn that stoicism. Or, bless it. I go back and forth.