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on 4/25/10 at 02:17 PM
this is one of those movies i feel 'meh' about on first viewing (along with 'the hours' and 'lost in translation', my other two favourites), and now it speaks absolute volumes to me. i guess people like the substance all in their faces. and no one seems to notice this, but the movie actually ends up being rather depressing because, as time goes by and we know the fate of antoinette, the palace starts to become empty and the mood goes totally dark and there are no "happy" songs. it's magic to me.
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on 4/27/10 at 12:17 PM
interesting. i suppose i'm not the only person who ends up liking things they dislike at first. i like the point you make about it being a dark film towards the end. indeed, it's not the "dramedy" lazy critics pronounced it. i liked a.o. scott's review of it: http://movies.nytimes.com/2006/10/13/movies/13mari.html
on 4/27/10 at 01:24 PM
i swear i'll kill someone if i hear one more time "it's bad because history was not like that and the modern soundtrack is ridiculous".and i liked ebert's review, susrpisingly. he seems to be one of the people that get it.http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061019/REVIEWS/610190303
on 4/30/10 at 02:25 PM
absolutely right, spot on. good on ebert, there. he "got it."i understand now how much people can be swayed by the popular verdict, which was "terrible film. unrealistic. too stylish"when people say those kinds of things, it makes me wonder how far off they were from the characters uttering "sweet nothings" to antoinette only for their own gain, and ignoring or sublimating her wonderful human qualities. mutable criticism.
on 9/12/10 at 05:29 AM
I was expecting much from this movie, but I found this was as empty as a fashion show, and consequently absolutely disappointed. Though I tried to watch it twice...
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