The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen and ultimately the fall of Versailles.
With only the plan of moving in together after high school, two unusually devious friends seek direction in life. As a mere gag, they respond to a man's newspaper ad for a date, only to find it will greatly complicate their lives.
A world map, using the far less common Gall-Peters projection, can be seen in background in the scene where the boys exchange songs with the Lisbon sisters over the telephone See more »
When Trip is pinning the flowers on Lux's dress, the camera pans down to her hips and a round 'inset' window appears, revealing that Lux is wearing pink panties under her dress, with Trip's name scrawled on them. The brief shot also shows part of her bare thighs and tummy. Yet when Lux is making out on the grass with Trip, we can see she's wearing white pantyhose (or tights) under her dress. See more »
[voiceover, reading from her diary]
Lux lost it over Kevin Haynes, the garbageman. She'd wake up at 5 in the morning and lay about on the front porch like it wasn't completely obvious! She wrote his name in marker in all her bras and underwear and mum found them and bleached out all the Kevins. Lux has been crying on her bed all day
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I had been meaning to see The Virgin Suicides since I first heard it was being released to film, based on its 1993 book by Jeffrey Eugenides. I never got around to it until the other night when I rented it on video.
Oh. My. God. This film was beautifully done with its easy-on-the-eyes cinematography, the shades of colours, the portrayal of seasons, the flawless actors (all of them), the way they moved & spoke.
As in the book, this film is told as a memory of a group of boys' fascination & obsession with the lives of a group of very blonde sisters.
It's not your typical formula film & includes a wondrous soundtrack, to say the least, with hypnotic contributions by Air. It still lingers in my mind - the true mark of a great film, in my eyes.
The book, the film, the soundtrack: I recommend them all.
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