Let Them Eat Cake

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This movie's forte are the visuals and auditory elements evoking a powerful image of 18th-century Versailles. And the effect lingers in your head long after you've watched it. I was stunned by the intensely lush visual feast the film offers: the pomp and circumstance of ritualized and regimented 18th-century Versailles.

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The private world of Marie-Antoinette, depicted through a sequence of fast-moving images of champagne-guzzling, beautifully-decorated cake-eating, and the fancy shoe buying. Some people may scoff at this 21st century world transposed to an earlier time. But as the center of the world in 18th-century Europe, Marie-Antoinette's "secret Versailles" would certainly have been as "hip" as this, and Sofia Coppola has found effective means through sound and image by which to make this poshness accessible.

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For those who love to see more than read here comes the video of one of the most colourful parts of the movie and a reflection of the 18th century times slightly transposed to our modern realia:

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1 comment:

juanitatortilla said...

You are absolutely right in terming the movie as a "lush visual feast" - it certainly was.