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Sofia Coppola: Film By Film
From The Godfather Part III to The Bling Ring

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Marie Antoinette (2006)

Marie Antoinette

If Lost In Translation’s rapid location shoot and unexpected commercial success made the whole filmmaking gig seem easy, Marie Antoinette quickly disavowed Coppola of that notion. Well, not that quickly. “It was long, it was a long shoot,” she recalls with something approaching a shudder.

“I’m glad I got to do Marie Antoinette because I loved working in that period, but it was really tiring. My other shoots have been, like, six or seven weeks, but this was a much bigger scale. It was so different. I’d always loved the tradition of period movies like Amadeus and I was trying to do that in a kind of a youthful, irreverent way. It definitely had strong reactions: some people didn’t like and a lot of people really did, but I wanted to try something different. The soundtrack was a lot of fun, too. My whole relationship to that period was through the New Romantics when I was a kid, so I created a New Romantic video version of the period. I look so young here! I think this particular shot was a big masquerade ball scene at the Palais Garnier in Paris, which was exhausting. I was glad to go back to doing something simple and quiet."

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