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Thumbs up La reine est de retour en France! (The queen is back)

Kirsten Dunst as Marie Antoinette



A walk in the gardens of Versailles



Marie Antoinette and Jason Schwartzman as King Louis XVI



"Let them eat cake"? - I hope not, it's an urban myth falsely attributed to the queen.




From left to right: Mary Nighy as Princesse de Lamballe, Marie Antoinette and Judy Davis as Comtesse de Noailles




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Are we excited or what? The film written and directed by Sofia Coppola will be released later THIS YEAR!! It's adapted from the book by Lady Antoinia Fraser named "Marie Antoinette - The Journey". Read it!

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i saw some times ago Sofia Coppola in a car, being photographed, i guess she was being interviewed.

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Does that mean we will see Kirsten being beheaded?

Sounds exciting.

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Does that mean we will see Kirsten being beheaded?

Sounds exciting.
Sofia Coppola has firmly stated that there will be NO guillotines.

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Sofia Coppola has firmly stated that there will be NO guillotines.
What's the point of a film about Marie Antoinette where you don't see how she was sacrificed to a rabid French mob?
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What's the point of a film about Marie Antoinette where you don't see how she was sacrificed to a rabid French mob?
I agree. Isn't Maria Antoinette mostly known because she was the queen who got beheaded during the French Revolution? If the movie tells the life of Marie Antoinette, how can you not include her remarkable death...

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What's the point of a film about Marie Antoinette where you don't see how she was sacrificed to a rabid French mob?
Well you have to wait and see don't you? But remember, you all, all ready know what happened. Lady Antonia Fraser's book was "Marie Antoinette: The Journey". Note: the Journey. It's about transitions from teen to adult; from Dauphine to queen; from Austrian to French; from wife to mother and so on. Perhaps the film will be about those transitions too? And hopefully shattering a few myths along the way.

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I agree. Isn't Maria Antoinette mostly known because she was the queen who got beheaded during the French Revolution? If the movie tells the life of Marie Antoinette, how can you not include her remarkable death...
Maybe it's time we knew things about her other than the decapitation.

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Maybe it's time we knew things about her other than the decapitation.
Well, yeah, I guess you're right. MA definitely seems an interesting figure in France's history. Hopefully, Kirsten will do justice to her.

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Do you know anything about Asia Argento's role???... I think she's in the film as well

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Do you know anything about Asia Argento's role???... I think she's in the film as well
She plays Madame du Barry - Louis XV's mistress.

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Well you have to wait and see don't you? But remember, you all, all ready know what happened. Lady Antonia Fraser's book was "Marie Antoinette: The Journey". Note: the Journey. It's about transitions from teen to adult; from Dauphine to queen; from Austrian to French; from wife to mother and so on. Perhaps the film will be about those transitions too? And hopefully shattering a few myths along the way.
I hope you're right. I've read Antonia Fraser's book and it's excellent (didn't know she was a "Lady" though?) Is Marie Antoinette a popular figure in France now? They sure didn't like her when she was alive!
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This is one film I am highly looking forward to seeing!!! I love Sofia Coppola's films so far and now she is makibg a film about something I've always been fascinated about If Kirsten plays her cards right she could be up for an Oscar next year. I presume this is gonna be a lavish, big budget film. Pity though it isn't due for release till December

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I hope you're right. I've read Antonia Fraser's book and it's excellent (didn't know she was a "Lady" though?) Is Marie Antoinette a popular figure in France now? They sure didn't like her when she was alive!
I don't know if she's definitely a "Lady" but I have heard her been titled as one.

Well I read that a few years ago they had a survey in France about the most famous French people in history and apparently Marie Antoinette came in tied to second place with someone else. I think Jeanne d'Arc was first.

Can people in France or anyone else that knows for sure confirm this?

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