Last night, for the first time, i saw the Best Picture winner of 1984's Academy Awards...AMADEUS.
So far, this is the only movie i could get my hands on that was in that time period with a similar "fun" take on , um, that time period. I sought AMADEUS out becouse of Roger Ebert's favorable review of this Marie Antoinette film, he mentioned that this movie's modern style reminded him of the purple wigs in AMADEUS... its a little complicated, but im glad i bought the film, becouse it was real inspiring to me.
This movie here, "Marie Antionette" probubly isnt as well done as AMADEUS, it probubly wont win any Oscars. But i was taken by the OFF-Screen chemostry that the Jason actor and Kirstin Dunst had while doing a little feature where they answered questions from fans about the film. At times it seemed like these two might actually be fond of one another. I wouldnt be surprised.
When i saw who would be playing the French King or whatever , i was kinda disappointed....i was like "Who is this loss????" ....but after seeing him engaged with Kirsten in the interviews, i saw that theres more than meets the eye, the guy seems to be a decent nice serious actor. I liked his personality.
Anyways... im looking forward to the release of the DVD on the 13th of this Febuary, which lands on a tuesday, of course. I didnt rush to see this when it was in theaters becouse i was VERY put off by the soundtrack that accompanied the trailor, and the quirky, goofy nature of the of it. I was really disappointed...just when i thought Dunst was getting back to fine films ( Interview With The Vampire, Little Women) i see her apparently involved in a hatchet job of great historic story of the famous queen that got her head...well...hacked off...i suppose with a hatchet, judging on this trailor lol.
BUT.... time went by and for the most part, i trust Roger Eberts judgment when he gives a film a thumbs up, it is atleast allways a solid or fun film, when he gives a movie the green light to be seen.
Despite that, i listened to the movies advocates, like yourself, and am deciding to give it a chance....i did after all, like "Lost In Translation" (besides the unneccasary R rating for all the TOTALLY uneccassary nudity...what a waste those scenes were...Sofia still has some maturing to do)
But anyways... i have an open mind that doesnt refuse to consider something, even if i think at first it might be a disaster... and sometimes, the apparent dissaster can turn out to be not so horriable, and so i trust, with this film, ill be taken to liking it. Becouse i understand what she was trying to do with the film... and it explains her choices for certain "unorthodox" music and things...
Finally, id like to say that when i found out that AMADEUS had comedic elements, i thought i might end up hating it...especially when i learned that Mozart was a clown and a pervert to say the least. But it ended up not being bad...it was a well done inspiring film. I liked it ,and i know ill watch it again while i await the Marie Antoinette dvd. Febuary 13th still seems too far away.
Well, im excited about it becouse i love the fashion, the elegence, the music, of that time, becouse men , not just women, were elegent and gracefull.
If you havent seen AMADEUS....Definatly see it, youll see why it was Best Picture back in 84!