Deconstructing and Reconstructing the Self: Sofia Coppola's 'Marie Antoinette' and Three Portraits

Walsh, Linda (2011). Deconstructing and Reconstructing the Self: Sofia Coppola's 'Marie Antoinette' and Three Portraits. Invited paper.

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This paper analyses Coppola's film in relation to modern theories of myth and identity. The film itself includes a sequence based on three eighteenth-century portraits of the French Queen, which are discussed as examples of her attempts to reclaim control of public perceptions of her.

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