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 New film adaptation of Thomas' 'Adieux, à la Reine' 
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Post New film adaptation of Thomas' 'Adieux, à la Reine'
Exciting news discovered today via Tea at Trianon.

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Benoît Jacquot is assembling an all-star cast for his adaptation of Chantal Thomas’ Les Adieux à la Reine (Farewell, My Queen).

Just three names on the list so far, but they work well as survey of venerable French cinema actors: elder statesman Gerard Depardieu; in-demand young star in Lea Seydoux; and sometimes-I-forget-she’s-French crossover queen, Eva Green. [...]

From what I’ve read of Thomas’ novel, it seems that Eva Green will be playing Marie Antoinette, and Lea Seydoux a reader to the queen who bears witness to the fall of the Bastille

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2010/10/13/lea-seydoux-eva-green-and-gerard-depardieu-cast-in-bastille-movie/

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Post Re: New film adaptation of Thomas' 'Adieux, à la Reine'
Oh! It seems that something is happening after a prolonged silence in the fields of cinema considering Marie Antoinette. Thanks for sharing this interesting information! For me, at the moment, it is pretty hard to visualise Eva as MA- her features are as different from the queen's as they can be... but it's all right, we are going to watch this film and see how she solves her role.

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I think she is a charming actress and I think her eyes - how do I put this mildly - bulge out a little like MA's were said to do. I guess MA isn't the main focus of the film, anyway.

I found the book was very effective at creating this gloomy, atmospheric feeling and the surreal disbelief and inertia of the courtiers....I hope the film endeavours to capture that. I think that it's great the French are making more of their own films about this period.....with the space of time and slight softening of attitudes....they are making sense of this time and considering it from other perspectives. I find this fascinating and encouraging!

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I'd be curious to see how the novel is adapted to film too.


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Wow, that sound very interesting! It qould be good to have a new movie about MA and her time, and if course I'm vey curious about how she will be portraited. For me also it's hard to figure Eva Green as the queen, but...who can say that? Maybe after I see the movie I'll change my mind :) Does anyone know when the film's supposed to come out?

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I've just read that the cast has changed: Diane Kruger replaces Eva. What do you think about this round? Somehow she seems more authentic as MA for me. Here you can read an article!

http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Diane-Kr ... 22393.html

I wonder who does Virginie Ledoyen represent. She's a good actress to.

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Uhm...Yes, I see Diane Kruger better than Eva Green as Marie Antoinette. But maybe it's just an impression...Anyway, I'm really looking forward to the movie!

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A long interview with the director was released recently, and it included behind the scenes footage and even a little final film footage.

The interview can be seen here: http://www.canalplus.fr/c-cinema/pid361 ... vid=479665

Here is Diane!

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There is a new movie - Farewell My Queen with Diane Kruger as Marie Antoinette.

Don't know the details - look for it soon!


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Yes its' based on the book by Chantal Thomas.

I saw filming of it at times in Paris.

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I find Diane Kruger somewhat insipid, in spite of her undeniable good looks. But I think this may be a good choice seeing as she's Franco-German and has a smattering of a German accent.

I never liked Virginie Ledoyen, who is to play Yolande de Polignac though. She is perfectly beautiful, but never struck me as especially talented.

Here are the two actresses I mentioned, and a picture of the set.


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Yes agree, pretty bad casting.

Didn't like the book either. Compared to her excellent book on the slander the Queen suffered and the pamphlets. I don't like novels about MA on the whole.

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What is with the wig on Marie Antoinette? It is peach and looks like a costume wig you see on Ebay!

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Délicate fleur wrote:
What is with the wig on Marie Antoinette? It is peach and looks like a costume wig you see on Ebay!


Well as I wrote in some other post, the French cinema has a lot of financial problems ! :lol:

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

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