Archive for April, 2006
Question: Did you like the Movie Marie Antoinette?
I thought the movie was ok but i thought that the music was so not that time period the clothing was right and Kirsten Dunst did almost look like Marie Antionette but i didnt like how they didn't focus at all on her child life it just took you straight to the day when she becomes a dauphine of France and when she gets to Versailles (the plalce she lived in) I did also think that the affair that she had with that one dude was so fake but i LOVED the clothing and things because im interested in it from that time period I also didnt like how they just like ended it in a way that leaves you hanging sorry I worte so much but this is my opinion on the movie now tell me what you thought
Answer: I think the movie was pretty. I loved the costumes and everything like that.
The music I think was supposed to convey the feeling that Marie was still just a teenager/age of a college student, and a party girl. I think it was a lot more interesting than if they would have used strictly period music.
Have you read the book the movie was based on? (Marie Antoinette: The Journey) It focuses more upon her time as dauphine and Queen than anything else. Also, regarding the ending - you know she's going to die, and i thought that leaving it at the point where she and her husband are leaving versaille was a good decision. The movie was about Marie Antionette's life, not her death, which we all know about.
Marie Antoinette- Leave Out All The Rest
Question: Help! Reasons why Marie Antoinette "should" be or were executed?
I need, at least 15 reasons why Marie Antoinette should be executed or why she were executed. Less than 15 is okay. I need it by tommorow!
Answer: None of the answers given by Cocatel are true, they are all made up.
While it is true that Marie Antoinette was frivolous and extravagent, in fact personal expenditure by the royal family accounted for only a tiny sliver of state expenditure and made hardly any difference to France's economic situation. The real causes of France's economic woes were bad harvests, and too much money spent on wars (particularly the American War of Independence).
Marie Antoinette never said "Let them eat cake" or anything like it. In fact, she had more sympathy fo rthe poor than most of the French aristocracy, and always gave generously in times of hardship. In the hard winter of 1784 for instance, she gave a million francs from her personal allowance to the poor of Versailles. And she was the only member of the court who, when out hunting, would never ride or drive over a peasant's field of wheat.
However, she was charged with treason by the Revolutionary government, and techinically she was guilty, because she had corresponded with France's enemy, Austria, and she had sent information to the Austrians that she hoped would help them to win the war against France, so that the monarchy could be reinstated.
The ironic thing is, that the Revolutionary government were not aware of her activities, and could only charge her with the stale old accusations of having squandered France's money etc. They also brought a disgusting allegation against her of having sexually abused her young son, which so horrified the spectators that it actually put them on the Queen's side.
Marie Antoinette [ Executed Queens Collab ]