Cinnamon Stillwell

I’m the West Coast Representative for Campus Watch, a project of the Middle East Forum that focuses on Middle East studies. I was a political columnist for SFGate.com (San Francisco Chronicle online) from 2004-2008. I've written for the American Thinker, Frontpage Magazine, Family Security Matters, Accuracy In Media, Newsbusters, Israel National News, The Jewish Policy Center, J-The Jewish News Weekly of N. CA, Intellectual Conservative and many others. More info at CinnamonStillwell.com.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

France vs. Hollywood

You can always count on Hollywood for deep thoughts. Wunderkind director Sofia Coppola is no exception. Her latest film, a biopic about the cake-eating French queen Marie Antoinette, is really, in Coppola's words, just a "story...about teenagers in Versailles."

It seems the French are all in a huff over Coppola's modern pop-culture take on their beloved Marie Antoinette. And actress Kirst Dunst's depiction of Antoinette as a sexpot is creating an uncharacteristically prudish reaction on the part of French audiences. The film was booed earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival and the Marie Antoinette Association is now questioning the film's historical validity.

But according to Dunst, they have nothing to worry about. As she put it, "It's kind of like a history of feelings rather than a history of facts."

Um, like, thanks, Kirsten.

Then again, anything that irritates the French can't be all that bad.

4 Comments:

Blogger JMK2006 said...

Depending on the quality of this movie, I may end up taking the French side in this one.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006 12:18:00 AM  
Blogger Skipper said...

I thought the French were all teenagers?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006 7:02:00 AM  
Blogger diurnalist said...

Sofia Coppola is so over-rated.

I'm sure it has nothing to do w/who her dad happens to be...

Wednesday, October 04, 2006 10:41:00 AM  
Blogger Gus said...

Who on earth would fund another Sofia Coppola movie after the last one? Complete and utter garbage...

On the other hand, if this film pisses off the French it can't be all bad. Damn it, now I'm torn between not wanting to endure another Sofia Coppola crapfest, and my desire to support anything that pisses the french off.

Friday, October 06, 2006 9:43:00 AM  

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