MP aka Monday Post (no, not a Member of Parliament, Brits) is back! Basically, Monday Post was created to slow down your first busy day of week, when you can plunge into film memories that are brought to you by a succession of memorable quotes from a (usually) good movie. Beware of spoilers.
Today Kirsten Dunst celebrates her birthday, and as a token of our fan loyalty let's recall Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette (2006), starring the lovely Kirsten, as well as Rose Byrne, Judy Davis, Jason Schwartzman and others. I believe this film is quite underrated, although the writer-director seems to obsess over idle themes in her movies, so maybe that's the reason. Anyways, the quotes… but a few pictures first (I couldn't choose just one, this film is beautiful!)
Comtesse de Noailles: You may have as many French dogs as you like.
Marie-Antoinette: Am I to be Austrian or the Dauphine of France?
Ambassador Mercy: You must be both.
Marie-Antoinette: Letting everyone down would be my greatest unhappiness.
Emperor Joseph: Unfortunately, I cannot kidnap the Queen of France... Is your hair quite tall enough today? Maybe you can keep a pet in there or something.
Marie-Antoinette: Oh, you were not what was desired, but that makes you no less dear to me. A boy would have been the Son of France, but you, Marie Thérèse, shall be mine.
Marie-Antoinette: Welcome to my little village!
Louis XVI: Are you admiring your lime avenue?
Marie-Antoinette: I'm just saying good-bye.
What do you think of this film? What do you like most about it: posh art direction and costumes, unconventional for period films soundtrack, writing, performances etc.? Is Marie Antoinette underrated in your opinion?