Marie Antoinette: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


Marie Antoinette: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Verve Forecast at Your Free Album. MPN: VRVFB000782202.2. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Oscar -winning Sofia Coppola brings to the screen an imaginative interpretation of the life of France's legendary teenage queen Marie Antoinette. When betrothed to King Louis XVI (Jason Schwartzman), the na‹ve Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst) enters the opulent French court which is steeped in conspiracy and scandal. Without guidance, adrift in a dangerous world, the young girl rebels against the isolated atmosphere at Versailles and becomes France's most misunderstood monarch. Based on the bo


Marie Antoinette: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Verve Forecast
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Oscar -winning Sofia Coppola brings to the screen an imaginative interpretation of the life of France's legendary teenage queen Marie Antoinette. When betrothed to King Louis XVI (Jason Schwartzman), the na‹ve Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst) enters the opulent French court which is steeped in conspiracy and scandal. Without guidance, adrift in a dangerous world, the young girl rebels against the isolated atmosphere at Versailles and becomes France's most misunderstood monarch. Based on the book Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser. Soundtrack features such artists as Aphex Twin, Bow Wow Wow, The Cure, Gang Of Four and more. Marie Antoinette may be a period film, but don't expect minuets: Sofia Coppola's candy-colored portrait of the doomed queen moves to a punk beat. Whatever you think of how that approach works in the movie itself, it makes for a bracing two-CD soundtrack that's like a mix tape put together by a DJ particularly attuned to the tastes of 2006, not 1786. A dominant chunk of the selection is made up of vintage postpunk tracks, from Siouxsie and the Banshees' "Hong Kong Garden" to Gang of Four's "Natural's Not in It," from New Order's "Ceremony" to the Cure's "All Cats Are Grey." The giddily fun Bow Wow Wow offers a counterpoint to all that seriousness with three songs (two of them, including the iconic "I Want Candy," remixed by My Bloody Valentine's maestro Kevin Shields). Newer contributions come from acts as diverse as retromongers the Strokes and avant-electronicists Aphex Twin and Squarepusher, while Dustin O'Halloran (half of the L.A. duo Devics) contributes three nice, Debussy-style piano solos. The most conventional choices of the lot are a pair of harpsichord pieces by Couperin and Scarlatti, as well as Vivaldi's "Concerto in G," a chestnut that's got to be in every single film set in the 18th century. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

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Manufacturer:
Verve Forecast
Category:
Shoegazing
MPN:
VRVFB000782202.2
Release Date:
2006-10-24
UPC:
602517084186
Part Number:
VRVFB000782202.2
Artist:
Various Artists
Publisher:
Verve Forecast
Audience Rating:
PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Format:
Soundtrack
Publication Date:
2006-10-10
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.26 pounds
Item Size:
5.59 x 0.39 x 4.96 inches
Package Weight:
0.26 pounds
Package Size:
4.8 x 0.4 x 5.5 inches

 


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