Movies and Tea #21 – Marie Antoinette

The next episode for Movies and Tea is here as we look at Sofia Coppola’s third directorial film with a jump back into history as she does a loosely based film on Marie Antoinette, leading the role with Kirsten Dunst. Head over to Movies and Tea blog to listen and while you’re there, leave us a comment on your thoughts of the film and whether you have seen it or not before.

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Originally envisioned as her second feature but stuggling with Historical true and an imposing roster of character which would lead Sofia Coppola to begin work on a parallel project which evolved into Lost In Translation whose success would inturn revamp this project.

Setting out to not create another stuffy costume drama Coppola here blends the contempory with the traditional as lavish gowns and powdered wigs are sound tracked to a combination of New Wave and Post Punk as the film follows the life of Marie Antoinette from her marriage to Louis XVI to the fall of the house of Versailles with Coppola drawing inspiration from Evelyn Lever and Antonia Fraser’s biographies of Antoinette to craft a film which is less of a history lesson but instead more of a rich girl fantasy as Coppola focuses on the life the queen and the people in Antoinette’s life

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So Many Movies Expiring! So Little Time! Help??

This is a sudden little random post to ask for some help.

Originally, I had put all my efforts into trying to wrap up Veronica Mars before it expired on May 7th on Netflix but then I found this fantastic deal on Amazon that included the complete series plus the movie at an extremely reasonable price so that’s good because just today, I realized that in the next week, there’s a lot of movies expiring on Netflix.  I won’t be able to see all of them but since you all are awesome fantastic buddies of mine and way more knowledgeable than I am at this movie thing.  I’m asking for a little help to choose which movies to watch.

Here are the movies that will expire by May 1st!

Here is a poll for you to put your choices.  I’ll set up 5 choices since the list does have 12 movies. If I’m really good at budgetting time, maybe I’ll get in about 7-8 of these. Whether you’ve seen it or not, whatever looks interesting to you, anything will help me in narrowing down what to watch 😉

I’ll keep this poll open and pick movies as I go along so even if you drop by later, and its before May 1st, please drop a vote! I’d really appreciate it!

Looking forward to see how this goes and if you have movie buddies, ask them to vote also 🙂 I’d be forever grateful!

Also, I’ll be getting these reviews up during my vacation in early May.

Thanks in advance for helping out! Love y’all! 🙂