Extra Credit Movie Review (Marie Antoinette) - HIST 1112 S Movie Review Marie Antoinette(2006 Marie Antoinette directed by Sofia Coppola was released in

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HIST 1112 SMovie ReviewMarie Antoinette(2006)Marie Antoinette, directed by Sofia Coppola, was released in 2006. It illustrated the life of Marie Antoinette from her marriage to Louis XVI to the fall of Versailles. The movie emphasized Marie Antoinette’s relationship with her husband and their struggle to conceive an heir. I chose this movie because, being a Fashion Merchandising major, I took a History of Fashion class last year. My professor for the class showed bits of this movie to illustrate the elaborate clothing and hairstyles that were worn during this time. While the costumes and hairstyles are accurately ornate, the overall movie was a slightly accurate depiction of historical events. Historically, the people of France disliked Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI. The movie accurately illustrated Louis XVI as an awkward, shy man with a strange hobby for key making. The movie depicted Marie Antoinette as a caring, friendly, and humble queen, as opposed to the historical references that she was vain, selfish, and rude. However, this could be due to the fact

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