Saturday, December 10, 2005

Marie Antoinette

Trailer for Sofia Coppola's new movie Marie Antoinette.

I dunno. I'm a little ambivalent. On the one hand, I really liked the Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation. And there's some good stuff in the trailer. On the other hand, ill-justified anachronisms drive me nuts. And it looks like it could fall into the usual historical movie pitfall: given a phenomenally broad and semantically rich subject, they almost always tell the narrowest, least interesting story possible.

Then again, Kirsten Dunst is hot. So that's good.


Blogger Cary said...

Looks good to me. And the music I think makes for a great little trailer - youthful exuberance, even if it's period, can't really be captured by the Kreutzer Sonata anymore...

Has anyone seen Sofia Coppola's first movie - "Lick The Stars" or some such? I didn't even knnow it existed until I just peaked at imdb. I'm curious....

I would also like to point out that I posted my best of the year list on my Valusint blog.

9:59 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

I saw Lick the Star. They used to show it all the time on IFC between repeated screenings of The Virgin Suicides. It's a black and white short about some high school (middle school?) girls who decide to poison the boys in their class -- Lick the Star is code for "Kill the Rats". It's super lo-fi and not especially stylish in the way I think of Coppola as being, but it's got some of her themes (as they come out in Virgin Suicides, especially).

1:46 PM  

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