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By the way, was this movie a commercial success ?

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Norma won an oscar, I think.....

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No, she was just nominated, but didn't win. Bette Davis won for "Jezebel." And I really don'y know how well it did, where would you go to find out such things?


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That's right, Bette Davis won for "Jezebel." I guess that the IMDB might say whether it was a commercial success. I think it did fairly well at the box office.

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i have to say i love this film although i know its very inaccurate but i do think shearer's portrayal of MA is the best i've seen so far (have not see the autrichienne as my friench is SO bad! :roll: :lol: ), she carried herself so beautifully in the role and the sets/costumes were gorgeous for the time. indeed its a shame it was in b&w rather than colour.

i wish more film companies would release films about MA with english subtitles, surely it would mean more people would be attracted to learning about MA. ah well, ours is not to reason why...... :lol:

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Shearers film was wrong from the side of history, but composition of the film was wonderful... I liked the costumes..

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Shearers film was wrong from the side of history, but composition of the film was wonderful... I liked the costumes.. :D

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Shearers film was wrong from the side of history, but composition of the film was wonderful... I liked the costumes.. :D

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I just hate this movie ! I find it wrong on every account, and giving a completely wrong image of the political background and the events of the revolution.

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So just because a movie is innacurate means you can't like it at all, no matter how good it is in other apects? :roll:

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I had difficulties with this movie too...certain passages like balls were too exaggerated and exotic… :?

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The studio had to build the ballroom at Versailles 3x as large as the original to fit all the women's panniers in!

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I think this film runs along the same lines as MA from last year, beautiful but should be enjoyed for its looks rather than its accuracy, hopefully they encourage the young ones to find out more about MA and the history of that time. If this does happen then its worth it but sometimes I think such films should come with a disclaimer at the beginning i.e. 'This is an artistic view rather than actual happenings(!)'. This link (hope it works!) shows some beautiful costumes from the 1938 film (and other 18th century ones too :wink: ) I particularly like Du Barry's lady in waiting's gown, gold and black!

http://www.freewebs.com/dregae/1938normashearer.htm

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Speaking about this du Barry, Severina, in my view, this one could be the anchestor of Coppola's. They both walk like Calamity Jane and act as if they were in a western brothel !

Madame du Barry, the true one, was so delicate and refine a lady ! :roll:

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Pimprenelle wrote:
Speaking about this du Barry, Severina, in my view, this one could be the anchestor of Coppola's. They both walk like Calamity Jane and act as if they were in a western brothel !

Madame du Barry, the true one, was so delicate and refine a lady ! :roll:


yes they didn't glide like real ladies did back then! i don't know how they did it, i tried once but i'm far too clumsy. :roll: :lol:

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