Tuesday, May 15

eye candy

Tardy as usual, I finally got around to watching Marie Antoinette. I liked it far more than I had expected--loved the artistic execution and the soundtrack in particular. On the downside: I'm not well-versed in French history, but I felt like it was a bit too forgiving to the excessive-if-young queen.

Still, has a movie ever been so fun to simply look at? I can't imagine the undertaking of costuming that set. It would be a delicious thing to behold.

9 comments:

Sarah said...

I saw this at the dvd shop so think I will have to rent it soon. Love the New Order song so looking
forward to hearing the rest of the soundtrack.

jamieanne said...

Yes yes yes. This movie is a true feast of color and movement and adornment. I love it.

Lorilee said...

Yes, I agree the movie was fun to look at... that is, if you can keep your eyes open long enough to see the pretty costumes. I only saw a few...too boring for me, put me right to sleep.

tiffany said...

I loved it too. The food, the dresses, the shoes, the countryside. My, oh my. If they'd had indoor plumbing, that truly would have been a fun time to live. Oh, except for all the violence and beheadings and stuff.

ferardandy said...

i watched it like 5 times in a row, then forced andy to watch it since there was no one else to appreciate it.

laceyJ. said...

I loved it, too. I thought Ms. Dunst did a find job with the role.

Wasn't the ending- well, how they depicted it, heart breaking?

lane said...

This movie is truly eye candy. Have to agree with Lori and some others, though, Ms. Coppola was light on content this time. Beautiful to look at, but the movie didn't say much of anything, and her films are usually kind of psychological and liminal and moody.

I see this as kind of a third star in Coppolla's constellation of films about young women, but this isn't her brightest.

sarah marie said...

only loved the colors and music. longest movie of my life.

LauraB said...

I thought I was new to your blog (via shinysquirrel) then I saw this post, and rememberd I'd almost commented on it awhile back! ha. So hello again, LOVED that movie and pretty much only for the sets/costumes/cakes/candies displays. I'm considering having a Marie Antionette themed party at some point that's how much I loved it. Also, your blog is very fun.