That aside, whats even more convincing is the fact that the let them eat cake story had been floating around for years before 1789. This cemented her position as a vain, airheaded woman who didnt care for the common people of france, or understand their position, and is why she was executed in the french revolution. Let them eat cake kirsten dunst as marie antoinette, sofia coppola film. Now, i know what some of you are thinking, of course she didnt, she spoke french. But did the queen really make so insensitive a statement, or was it just 18thcentury fake news. The usual interpretation of the phrase is that marieantoinette understood little about the plight of the poor and cared even less. Let them eat cake but forgetting that they need bread to make cake.
Learn the true story behind 10 of the most widely believed but completely bogus quotations misattributed to political figures. The phrase is commonly attributed to marie antoinette. Dec 20, 2018 explore alliegatorufs board let them eat cake. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and.
With dawn french, jennifer saunders, adrian scarborough, lucy punch. Sofia coppola movies, marie antoinette movie, best costume design, 18th century fashion, the new wave, kirsten dunst. Description kirsten dunst portrays the young austrian princess, who, as a teenager, becomes queen of france. The truth about marie antoinette and let them eat cake. Let them eat brioche was said 100 years before her by marie therese, the wife of louis xiv. Peabody and sherman meet in the french revolution in the film mr. See more ideas about marie antoinette, eat cake and marie antoinette movie. November 2, 1755october 16, 1793 was the queen of france, executed by guillotine during the french revolution. According to the myth, marie antoinette, rich, royal and wanting for nothing, was told but the people have no bread. Marie antoinette soundtrack by tudorgeekdisneyfreak. Let them eat cake costars kirsten dunst and jason schwartzman embrace at a special screening of their new movie, columbia pictures marie antoinette, hosted by chanel at the arclight theater on.
Let them eat cake 1999 dawn french and jennifer saunders in let them. It is not necessary to know anything about marie antoinette to enjoy this film. Autoplay when autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will. Let them eat cake celebrity circuit pictures cbs news. Although in the movie, marie says she never say that word.
Let them eat cake is a misquote from marie antoinette. The story goes that the people of france were starving. Because cake is more expensive than bread, the anecdote. Little happens for much of marie antoinette, but coppola is a visual storyteller, and with her first big canvas she creates a giddy world at versailles in color and light. A film directed by sofia coppola, marie antoinette, starring kirsten dunst in the title role, hit cinemas in 2006 charting the end of the queens. Director sofia coppolas modernist take on the life of the infamous 18thcentury monarch who said let them eat cake plays like an extended 1980s pop video. The first time the quote was connected to antoinette in print was in 1843. Even the legendary let them eat cake statement allegedly made by marieantoinette is discarded as fiction. Let them eat the crusts of pate was attributed to a spanish princess and published in confessions by rousseau in 1766, 10 years before the american revolution. With that callous remark, the queen became a hated symbol of the decadent monarchy and fueled the revolution that would cause her to literally. Let them eat cake is the most famous quote attributed to marieantoinette, the queen of france during the french revolution. And, of course, the man loves a literal moment, so antoinettes let them eat cake translated into a series of dresses shaped and frosted, even like the kind of confections one might. In reality, the phrase was likely later attributed to marie antoinette in order to account for her decreased popularity. A poor crop harvest, rodents and a whole number of other factors led to an enormous bread shortage.
Its 1782 and welcome to the fabulous palace of versailles, france. Why it crackles let them eat cake while you watch kirsten dunst lend refreshing personality to the infamous french queen. Marie antoinette who was falsely accused of saying, let them eat cake. Let them eat cake is a british sitcom that aired on bbc one in 1999. According to the coppola version, she never said, let them eat cake. Through this part of the movie marie antoinette, you can imagine what life was like in the eighteenth century in versailles. She is most known for supposedly saying let them eat cake, although the french quote translates more precisely as, let them eat brioche, and there. Its kirsten dunsts birthday born point pleasant, nj, 30 april marie antoinette kirsten dunst dress gif marie antoinette kirsten dunst funny dress pink lol see more. Find out how a wrongly attributed quote cost the queen her head. This famous phrase is infamously attributed to marie antoinette, queen of france during the french revolution. Sofia coppolas marie antoinette at 10 movie mezzanine.
Outside the gates, the peasants are on the verge of revolting already well past vile, whilst inside lives one of the most hated, despised and loathed women in all of france no, not marie antoinette but columbine, the comtesse. Marie antoinette, let them eat cake marie antoinette. Still, marie antoinette was known for being glamorous, frivolous, and completely out of touch with what was going on in france around her. A look inside marie antoinettes former cell at conciergerie prison in paris duration. Starring dawn french and jennifer saunders, it is one of the few programmes in which french and saunders have appeared which they did not create themselves.
By the time you get to the muchanticipated let them eat cake. The shoes that women in that century wearing, if any store still sell this kind of shoes, definitely im going to buy one. As the story goes, it was the queens response upon being told that her starving peasant subjects had no bread. It really shows her attitude as queen towards the country and the people, she had no idea what was going on. Jan 9, 2020 explore msmlaurens board let them eat cake. Marie antoinette, queen executed in french revolution. It was first told in a slightly different form about. They come up with a reenactment of the execution of marie antoinette by guillotine.
The famous quotes from her is if the people have no bread, let them eat cake. This short, yet powerful statement, is attributed to the french monarch, marie antoinette, and she can be seen saying it in the 2006 movie titled marie antoinette by sofia coppola. Museum secrets by kensington communications 221,734 views. But the queen wouldnt have been referring to the sort of dessert that english speakers often imagine. There is almost no place in the film for the 18thcentury reality as it existed outside the bubblelike world of. Marie antoinettes head let them eat cake at barton g miami beach barton g is definitely number 1 on my list for us restaurant so far. It was a callous and ignorant statement and she, marie antoinette, was neither. The young queen was known to be quite tenderhearted, in contrast to her less flattering attributes as a spendthrift and wild reveler. The phrase let them eat cake lives in infamy as the privileged retort from marie antoinette when she was informed the peasant populace was starving with no bread to eat. Theres no evidence that marieantoinette ever said let them eat cake. Its really the idea behing the concept of the quote let them eat cake, although i am not sure if it has been disproven that she said that, its widely questioned.
See more ideas about 18th century fashion, 18th century dress and rococo fashion. When told that starving french peasants lacked any bread to eat, the queen is alleged to have callously declared, let them eat cake. Natalie hughes let them eat cake 2008 marie antoinette marie antoinette didnt actually ever say this but its still a great line. Prior to marie antoinettes lifetime, the philosopher rousseau cited that a 16thcentury princess had uttered let them eat cake upon hearing that her people were starving. Let them eat cake by marie antoinette 703 words cram. Marie antoinette, the colorful eighteenth century french queen, notorious forever for saying, let them eat cake, certainly lived by the maxim which came to define her, even if its. Originally printed in a tabloid, it cant be certain that anyone ever said let them eat cake and historians agree that it. Of course, since brioche is a rich bread made with eggs and butter, almost as luxurious as cake, it doesnt really change the point of the story. Jason schwartzman portrays her indifferent husband louis xvi. The childs paternity was contested in the libelles, as were all her childrens. More evidence of this exists that this would have been completely out of antoinettes character, as persisted by biographer antonia fraser, who cites. See more ideas about marie antoinette, eat cake and let them eat cake. With one critic calling it frippery and the internet buzz saying its only for girls and gays, sofia coppolas marie antoinette makes it challenging for a guy to do her a solid. Jeremy scott puts models in marie antoinette cosplay for.950 1391 1166 382 92 1176 102 244 1004 266 881 1359 1302 1446 680 881 214 336 251 844 1247 865 604 444 483 1265 230 663 1 117 1313 1302 575 1235 599 104