Monday, March 26, 2007


I finally saw Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette this weekend. Like her soundtrack to Lost in Translation, Coppola uses a nice selection of music to emphasize key scenes in her movie. With Marie, however, it was interesting because the music and the setting are not contemporaneous. Nevertheless, the post-punk selections offered really worked in the context of the movie. Nice use of "Plainsong" by The Cure for the wedding scene (nothing beats the quiet chimes that give way to the full pomp and circumstance of that track) and "All Cats are Gray" for the closing scene and end titles, as Marie is shortly going to her death. That song must have left the theater goers quite depressed actually.


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