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Marie Antoinette (2006)


Marie Antoinette
Composer: Various Artists
Like her dad Francis, whose Apocalypse Now had made The Doors’ back catalogue music to wallop buffalo to, Sofia Coppola’s movie jukebox has thrown up some unlikely gems. But few of them are unlikelier than Marie Antoinette’s whirligig of ‘80s post-punk (Gang Of Four, Siouxsie Sioux) and woozy indie (The Cure, The Radio Dept.), a mix the director would later categorise, a little sheepishly, as “wall-to-wall pop songs”. Nothing wrong with that. Her playlist, brash like the movie, blazed a trail for anachronistic cues that feels influential, if rarely imitated. Not too many directors could get away with using Adam Ant to soundtrack pre-Revolutionary France.

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