Marie Antoinette DVD Unedited Version

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Item #: WB6962
Her name is synonymous with the French monarchy and all its excesses, but there is more to the story of Marie Antoinette than the simple tale of how a frivolous sovereign helped provoke the uprising that became the French Revolution. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker David Grubin paints a surprising portrait of a courageous figure and traces her journey from the splendors ... More
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Her name is synonymous with the French monarchy and all its excesses, but there is more to the story of Marie Antoinette than the simple tale of how a frivolous sovereign helped provoke the uprising that became the French Revolution. Acclaimed documentary filmmaker David Grubin paints a surprising portrait of a courageous figure and traces her journey from the splendors of a childhood in the mighty Austro-Hungarian Empire to a French guillotine.

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Producer: David Grubin
Production Year: 2006
Rating: TV-PG
Director: David Grubbin
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 120 minutes
Language Track: English
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen
Content Warning: This program contains adult content

6 Reviews
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Marre
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
12/13/21
Good for M-A overview but read the book
Review by Marre on 12/13/21 review stating Good for M-A overview but read the book
I ordered this DVD when I returned from France had visited Versailles. I have also just finished reading Antonia Frasers book on Marie-Antoinette and since the book was used for the DVD, it was like a Coles Notes of the book. However, the DVDs pace keeps your interest although the information in the book gives much more detail. What a sad ending to a girl who was used as a pawn in her mothers royal scheme.
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Neptune
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
As rich as cake
Review by Neptune on 07/17/20 review stating As rich as cake
One of the best documentaries on Marie Antoinette ever made. Rich in detail, Her story keeps you hooked from the beginning to the tragic end. It shows the good and the bad in the woman who finally when it was too late, became the Queen she might have been all along.
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Grace
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Historic viewpoint widens understanding
Review by Grace on 07/17/20 review stating Historic viewpoint widens understanding
It is useful to see the historic data presented here as opposed to the commercial versions of the life of Marie Antoinette and those around her at that time period. It was not an easy time to live.
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Wadcfc
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Marie Antoinette DVD Unedited Version by
Review by Wadcfc on 07/17/20 review stating Marie Antoinette DVD Unedited Version by
Excellent and thorough hitorical journey along Marie Antoinettes lives tragic, ignorance and where it lead her. I dont much like having to read translations at the bottom of the screen. I think those who spoke French chose NOT to speak English for those portions. Good visals.
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Avid R.
Anonymous User
4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Well balanced documentary
Review by Avid R. on 07/17/20 review stating Well balanced documentary
The story balances all Maries strengths and weaknesses. It covers her entire life and explains away several of the myths surrounding her. It showed most of the significant sites figuring in her history. The only minus was it could have explained more of the background political motivations for what the rest of Europe was doing during the French Revolution. Overall, well done.
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Patty A.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Excellent new telling of an old story
Review by Patty A. on 07/17/20 review stating Excellent new telling of an old story
I love the 18th century and have always been fascinated by Marie Antoinette. This video was excellent in telling her story.


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