Archive for April, 2011
Question: Queen Marie Antoinette?
I know that people didn't like her during her time... and that she wasn't really a good queen. But was there anything she did, even just one thing... that hinted that she could have been an effective queen? Aside from the fact that she kept spending her money everywhere and that she lived such a luxurious life.. and spent the people's money (was that even true)..
Please put references. I really need them... thank you.^^
Answer: Following the traditions of French Royal consorts, Marie Antoinette had little political influence at court. Combined with the fact that there was was still a large anti-Austrian sentiment in France at the time of her marriage to the Dauphin, and the fact that she rarely had an interest in politics, Marie Antoinette would exercise little political influence and have few say in the formation of government policies during her reign.
Her successes were mostly in the fashion and artistic areas. She was a great trendsetter at the time when France was considered the centre of high fashion in Europe. When Marie Antoinette came out with a new dress or hairstyle, it was quickly copied by other women at the French court, and by wealthy women and women of the aristocracy all over Europe.
She was a great patron of the arts as well, funding many academies and patronizing many artists and architects. She also made it a goal to dedicate a large portion of her annual budget to various charities.
Her greatest success was probably galvanizing the French people against the monarchy. Although it can be argued whether she was responsible for the many excesses she was accused of committing, she nonetheless managed to sway public opinion towards hatred of the monarchy, which was one of the leading causes of the French Revolution.
Hope this helps,
VISIT TO PARIS and VERSAILLES, FRANCE
Question: How does one use iMovie for Mac?
Ok so I have uploaded the whole Movie Marie Antoinette (Starring Kirsten Dunst) onto iMovie all of the scenes that I have uploaded have been 5-12 minutes long! So the problem that I am having is how do you edit it, how do you cut 5 seconds out of a 10 minute scene! Please help me soon! Thanks
Marie Antoinette- Kings of the wild frontier scene