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March 9, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
Kirsten Dunst has the title role in "Marie Antoinette," the first film from writer-director Sofia Coppola since her Oscar-winning comedy "Lost in Translation." Production begins in France this week, Columbia Pictures said Tuesday.
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November 15, 2006 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
IF only Marie Antoinette had been the most photographed woman in the world, things might have turned out differently for her. In the 39 years since French philosopher Guy Debord published "The Society of the Spectacle," (33 since he made a movie of it), his argument about the societal shift from reality to spectacle, from "being into having" and from "having into appearing," has been borne out in spades.
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October 13, 2006 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
Who owns history? And, more to the point, who owns Marie Antoinette? Though they're not usually phrased that way, those questions have swirled around Sofia Coppola's quietly exuberant new film about the doomed young French queen (only 18 when she ascended the throne, 37 when she was executed) since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year to some scattered -- and widely misunderstood -- boos.
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October 22, 2006 | Charles Taylor, Special to The Times
SOFIA COPPOLA'S picaresque and luxurious new biopic, "Marie Antoinette," has made the beheaded French queen as much a fixture of the spotlight as at any time since her death. Mixed reviews have followed the film since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, and reading the negative ones makes it clear that if Marie is still talked about, she is not much known.
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September 10, 2006 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
TALK about pressure. Production designer KK Barrett had to create a convincing 18th century Versailles for Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette," but the crew was allowed to film at the historic palace only with some pretty severe restrictions. "We had Versailles, but only on Monday, which is traditionally the closed day for tourists," Barrett says. "We would move in Sunday night and we would shoot all day Monday, move out Monday night, and then go and film everywhere else."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2006 | Charles Taylor, Special to The Times
SOFIA COPPOLA'S picaresque and luxurious new biopic, "Marie Antoinette," has made the beheaded French queen as much a fixture of the spotlight as at any time since her death. Mixed reviews have followed the film since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, and reading the negative ones makes it clear that if Marie is still talked about, she is not much known.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2006 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
WHEN you are the third generation of a celebrated Hollywood family, when your father's an eminent director, people tend to underestimate you. It's been happening to Sofia Coppola all her life, and, frankly, it's fine by her. "I think it's an advantage," she says, smiling. "If people don't expect much, even though you have to work harder to prove you're not a spoiled brat, if you just do OK it's considered good. I like being under the radar.
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September 10, 2006 | Mimi Avins, Times Staff Writer
IF Marie Antoinette and Lindsay Lohan had lived in the same era, they might have been best friends. They both love clothes, enjoy the perks and suffer the trials of fame. They understand that what a girl wears greatly influences her image. Lohan's life is still a work in progress, but Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette," to be released Oct. 20, is a new interpretation of the brief, stylish and arguably tragic existence of the famously extravagant queen of France.
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October 22, 2006 | Rachel Abramowitz, Times Staff Writer
MYTH: When faced with the poor demanding bread, Marie Antoinette, the last proper queen of France, uttered "Let them eat cake." Reality: Marie Antoinette never said it. "It was first said about Louis XIV's wife. A hundred years earlier. And then it was said about three other people in the early 18th century. And then it got stuck with her," Lady Antonia Fraser said, referring to Marie Antoinette. "It's not her character, because it's callous and ignorant."
NEWS
November 15, 2006 | Carina Chocano, Times Staff Writer
IF only Marie Antoinette had been the most photographed woman in the world, things might have turned out differently for her. In the 39 years since French philosopher Guy Debord published "The Society of the Spectacle," (33 since he made a movie of it), his argument about the societal shift from reality to spectacle, from "being into having" and from "having into appearing," has been borne out in spades.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 22, 2006 | Rachel Abramowitz, Times Staff Writer
MYTH: When faced with the poor demanding bread, Marie Antoinette, the last proper queen of France, uttered "Let them eat cake." Reality: Marie Antoinette never said it. "It was first said about Louis XIV's wife. A hundred years earlier. And then it was said about three other people in the early 18th century. And then it got stuck with her," Lady Antonia Fraser said, referring to Marie Antoinette. "It's not her character, because it's callous and ignorant."
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2006 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
Who owns history? And, more to the point, who owns Marie Antoinette? Though they're not usually phrased that way, those questions have swirled around Sofia Coppola's quietly exuberant new film about the doomed young French queen (only 18 when she ascended the throne, 37 when she was executed) since it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year to some scattered -- and widely misunderstood -- boos.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2006 | Susan King, Times Staff Writer
TALK about pressure. Production designer KK Barrett had to create a convincing 18th century Versailles for Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette," but the crew was allowed to film at the historic palace only with some pretty severe restrictions. "We had Versailles, but only on Monday, which is traditionally the closed day for tourists," Barrett says. "We would move in Sunday night and we would shoot all day Monday, move out Monday night, and then go and film everywhere else."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 10, 2006 | Mimi Avins, Times Staff Writer
IF Marie Antoinette and Lindsay Lohan had lived in the same era, they might have been best friends. They both love clothes, enjoy the perks and suffer the trials of fame. They understand that what a girl wears greatly influences her image. Lohan's life is still a work in progress, but Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette," to be released Oct. 20, is a new interpretation of the brief, stylish and arguably tragic existence of the famously extravagant queen of France.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 24, 2006 | Kenneth Turan, Times Staff Writer
WHEN you are the third generation of a celebrated Hollywood family, when your father's an eminent director, people tend to underestimate you. It's been happening to Sofia Coppola all her life, and, frankly, it's fine by her. "I think it's an advantage," she says, smiling. "If people don't expect much, even though you have to work harder to prove you're not a spoiled brat, if you just do OK it's considered good. I like being under the radar.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 9, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
Kirsten Dunst has the title role in "Marie Antoinette," the first film from writer-director Sofia Coppola since her Oscar-winning comedy "Lost in Translation." Production begins in France this week, Columbia Pictures said Tuesday.
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