Peter Weir’s Picnic at Hanging Rock — the 1975 film that set the tonal template for Sofia Coppola’s films — is more powerfully present here than in any of her previous work, even The Virgin Suicides. Again, we have women and girls in isolation, imprisoned in a vocabulary and colonial
“Let them eat cake.” That’s a quote commonly attributed to Marie Antoinette, but a quick Google search will teach you that this isn’t really the truth. We’re not sure who said it.
Tidbits: If you missed my headline-scan at CT Reel News this week… it’s not too late. There’s news about Hobbits invading Boston, children entering Narnia, Bryan Singer jumping on Superman, Malaysians attending The Passion, Stephen Baldwin entering the ministry, Ralph Fiennes stalking Harry Potter, Kevin Smith renewing wedding vows, Shawshank