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    Marie Antoinette retraction

    Sophia Coppola did an exceptional job and has definitely earned a place as one of the most creative and unique directors. Her visual adaptation of “Marie Antoinette: The Journey” by Antonia Fraser is a colorful spin that yearns to put the monarch in a better light but perhaps pushes her theme too far. She gave her heroine the chance at a second life for historians and students to reconsider but there is no guarantee if Marie even deserves it. The humor is noticed and respected but putting a pair of pastel high tops among the group of shoes was a joke that insulted her ideal. It is not the first period film to include popular music, props, language, or attitudes within its story but she is leaning too much away from realism towards fantasy. To truly enjoy this film and all that it offers it would be best not to envy the rich and careless youth, be open to a new interpretation, and forgive what it regrettably lacks.This film was a photographic splendor but not a historical supplement.

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