January 31, 2012

Marie Antoinette Part I: The Palace





















Have you seen Sofia Coppola's film Marie Antoinette? Some people loved it and some hated it. I'm firmly in the loved it camp. I found it to be a refreshing interpretation of a historical figure, unlike I'd seen before in film. I loved the look and sound (what a soundtrack!) of it. It's youthful energy is perfectly suited to the subject, who, afterall, was a mere fourteen years old when she first moved into the palace of Versailles. As told through the eyes of that young girl who becomes queen, it's a brilliant personal "history of feelings" as opposed to a "history of facts" as Kirsten Dunst put it. I couldn't help but think of that movie as I strolled through the rooms of Versailles last May.

13 comments:

Petalbelle said...

One of my favorite movies... the "blue room" drove me crazy trying to duplicate that color blue in my cafe... I had it painted 4 times! Eventually I gave up... love your work Irene! xo

Anonymous said...

gorgeous photos! makes me want to visit!

sécia said...

It's amazing how like the film the pops of color and design are. I really had no idea it was like that! So going there someday!

♥ sécia
www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

phoebe said...

Oh I love that movie too! You've captured Versailles so perfectly. Even prettier in your photos than it is person! Minus the crazy crowds ;-)

DolceDreams said...

I also loved it....as I love your photographs here!
Nathalie

~ Faith said...

This makes me want to live there, your photography is breathtaking! I too loved the movie, can't get enough of it. Hmmm... gives me an idea for what to do tonight!

~F

JESS said...

such lovely colors and of course you always make everything look better with your exceptional point of view.

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truly exceptional!

chachamisu said...

love the colors and details, beautiful photos as always:)

photo-melanie said...

so beautiful! I love it!!

Jess / Bohemia Heart said...

Ooooh yes I am firmly planted in the love camp of Marie Antoinette too. I love the colours, the costumes, the FOOD - the overall eye candy of that film just makes me want to explode. I really loved how she mixed a modern day soundtrack with it too, it really does have a fresh and youthful feeling to it. Your photos are wonderful (as always) and a complete dream :)

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