I was inspired over the weekend by the highly aesthetic film “Marie Antoinette” brought by the independent movie director Sofia Coppola (Virgin Suicides). Now before you even think about getting a history lesson from this movie, you might want to think twice about renting it. Coppola’s intent seemed far from the French Revolution and more on Vogue and Bazaar haute couture. This rendition of the Queen of France’s peculiar life, played by Kirsten Dunst, upset a lot of people because she was made out to be this sympathetic young girl who had a sweet heart but didn’t want to get too heavily involved in politics. However, I saw it as a precocious lady who came from Austria to make a heir for The Dauphin and bring peace between the French and Austria but had fun in the meantime with her personal entourage. Coppola shows an array of beautiful, intricate gowns and pieces in this film and it literally made my eyes water. The fascinating colors were breathtaking varying in an explosion of pinks; fuchsia, baby pink, etc and the floral prints added that breath of Parisian-esque flair to the whole 17th century fashion era. Marie Antoinette showed herself to be a very careless spender on shoes, extravagant hairstyles, and exorbitant dresses but who also felt a lot of the royal treatment was unneccesary. She brought a different style to the royal house and inspired many who came after her. She was like the perfect French barbie-doll and I loved every bit of it. The food in the movie had me feening for delicate desserts and sweet juicy, exotic fruits. I will admit Sofia Coppola’s films are a bit unique but she always seems to maintain some sense of i-wont-fall-into-the-traditional-movie approach. The fusion of pop 80s music mixed with the 17th century style was brilliant and to me it seemed less boring than other period films. Her twist of Marie Antoinette’s life was her own style and whether people hated it or not didnt change the fact that Coppola was satisfied with her art.