Sunday, March 1, 2009

a beautiful weekend.

if i could use one word to describe this weekend it would be...beauty.  i had my step kardio fusion class on saturday morning, no exams, the weather was gorgeous, and i watched sofia coppola's marie antoinette twice.  

yes, i said it, twice.  i remember anxiously waiting for the movie to come out in theaters in the fall of 2006.  stacy and i saw it and left the theater a little disappointed.  i thought the music (the cure, siouxsie and the banshees, dustin o'halloran, the strokes - how could you not love it?) was amazing and promptly added it to my christmas wishlist.  i thought that was about all it had to offer.

i was definitely singing a different tune this time.  i don't think i have ever seen a prettier movie in my entire life.  the colors are beautiful, muted blues, pinks and minty greens.  the costumes were phenomenal and from what i have learned in my history of apparel class, quite accurate for the time period.  i want one of those dresses.  the food was beautiful.  can i just sit around all day and eat pretty sweets?  also, can i run around versailles all day with my friends listening to cool music?  in true sofia coppola form, there is very little dialogue in the movie, but that is part of what makes it so intriguing.  i can't exactly pinpoint what it is, but this movie has just affected me and i can't stop thinking about it.


hello gorgeous



i don't know much about the life of marie antoinette other than what i saw in the movie, but it seems to me that she had a somewhat difficult life and was misunderstood.  while i do not agree with all of her actions, spoiler alert: i.e. her affair with count fersen - though he was quite nice to look at.  but i do think she was placed in a very difficult situation at a very young age and she dealt with it the best she could - by living a life of excess.  




if you are ever in the mood for beauty and intrigue i would highly recommend marie antoinette.


*side note: i just want to let you all know that i wrote this while i was supposed to be writing a 4 page paper that is due in about 9 1/2 hours that i have barely started.  why do i do these things to myself?

2 comments:

Linds said...

well, well. I must admit, I really love this movie. It has changed my life...and it is beautiful and intriguing. can we watch it again...come on Paige, we watched Nancy Drew more than we watched this one. haha..well it's the truth.

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