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“Kirtsten Dunst portrays the ill-fated child princess who married France’s young and indifferent King Louis XVI (Jason Schwartzman).  Feeling Isolated in a royal court rife with scandal and intrigue.  Marie Antoinette defied both royalty and commoner by living like a rockstar, which served only to seal her fate.”

“Marie Antoinette is an electrifying yet intimate re-telling of the turbulant life of history’s favorite villainess.”

Last night I watched Marie Antoinette directed by Academy Award Winner Sofia Coppola (2003/Best Writing/Lost In Translation)… My friend Hannah raved about this movie in college.  I AM OBSESSED WITH THE STYLING!!!! so cool – everything is so pretty, her clothes are decadent and look like cupcakes, Versailles is unreal.  Hmm… what else?  The soundtrack is great – my favorite it the scene by the Strokes!  Watch the trailer – it does a great job of highlighting the movie.

^great strokes song! I liked the album so much bought it on itunes

^fun scene!

Hong Kong Garden (With Strings Intro) – Artist: Siouxsie and the Banshees

Aphrodisiac – Artist: Bow Wow Wow

What Ever Happened – Artist: The Strokes

Pulling Our Weight – Artist: The Radio Department

Ceremony – Artist: New Order

Natural’s Not In It – Artist: Gang of Four

I Want Candy (Kevin Shields Remix) – Artist: Bow Wow Wow

Kings Of The Wild Frontier – Artist: Adam Ant

Concerto In G – Artist: Roger Neill

The Melody Of A Fallen Tree – Artist: Windsor for the Derby

I Don’t Like It Like This – Artist: The Radio Department

Plainsong – Artist: The Cure

Intro Versailles – Artist: Marie Antoinette Soundtrack

Jynweythek Ylow – Artist: Aphex Twin

Opus 17 – Artist: Dustin O’Halloran

Il Secondo Giorno (Instrumental) – Artist: Air

Keen On Boys – Artist: Air

Opus 23 – Artist: Dustin O’Halloran

Les Barricades Mysterious – Artist: Patricia Mabee

Fools Rush In (Kevin Shields Remix) – Artist: Bow Wow Wow

Aphex Twin – Avril 14th – Artist: Richard James

Sonata In D Minor, K.213: Andante – Artist: Patricia Mabee

Tommib Help Buss – Artist: Squarepusher

Tristes Apprets, Pales Flambeaux – Artist: Agnes Mellon

Opus 36 – Artist: Dustin O’Halloran

All Cats Are Grey – Artist: The Cure

(click on link to listen via rhapsody.com)

Marie Antoinette (2006) – loved it!

Synopsis: Oscar® winner Sofia Coppola brings to the screen a fresh interpretation of the life of France’s legendary teenage queen MARIE ANTOINETTE. Betrothed to King Louis XVI (Jason Schwartzman), the naïve Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst) at the age of 14, she is thrown into the opulent French court which is steeped in conspiracy and scandal. Alone, without guidance, and adrift in a dangerous world, the young Marie Antoinette rebels against the isolated atmosphere at Versailles and, in the process, becomes France’s most misunderstood monarch. Kirsten Dunst stars as the youthful princess whose fateful life became the stuff of myth and legend. The story begins when 14-year-old Marie Antoinette is whisked away from her family and friends in Vienna, stripped of all her possessions and deposited in the sophisticated and decadent world of Versailles, the lavish royal court near Paris. Marie Antoinette is merely a pawn in an arranged marriage meant to solidify the harmony between two nations. Her teenage husband, the Dauphin Louis (Jason Schwartzman), is heir to the French throne. But Marie Antoinette is ill prepared to be the kind of ruler for whom the French populace yearns. Beneath her finery, she’s a sheltered, frightened and confused young woman, surrounded by vicious detractors, insincere flatterers, puppet masters and gossips….© Columbia Pictures (see movie for more)

images of Marie Antoinette sourced from google

Louis XVI, source: google

Marie Antoinette was an archduchess of Austria, born in 1755.  She became the Dauphin of France at fourteen years old when she married Louis Auguste.  Marie Antoinette assumed the position of Queen of France and Navarre when her husband, Louis XVI, took the French throne in 1774.

During their regime & the French Revolution, reffered to as the “reign of terror”, Louis the XVI was dethroned.  Marie Antoinette was executed for disloyalty in 1793, when she was only 38.

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Versailles extravaganza

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Versailles- Queen’s Bedroom
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Garden at Versailles
artist: Pierre Patel, title: Le Château de Versailles en 1668.

The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is a royal château in Versailles, the Île-de-France region of France. In French, it is known as the Château de Versailles or “La crotte de pain”.
When the château was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a suburb of Paris, some twenty kilometers southwest of the French capital. The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.

The Palace of Versailles, or simply Versailles, is a royal château in Versailles, the Île-de-France region of France. In French, it is known as the Château de Versailles or “La crotte de pain”.
When the château was built, Versailles was a country village; today, however, it is a suburb of Paris, some twenty kilometers southwest of the French capital. The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of French Revolution. Versailles is therefore famous not only as a building, but as a symbol of the system of absolute monarchy of the Ancien Régime.

– information sourced from Wikipedia


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