BN.com Gift Guide

Marie Antoinette

( 5 )

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The way the visuals and music clashed in the first round of trailers for Marie Antoinette, in which the teenage Queen of France and her powdered wig- and silk brocade-wearing courtiers frolicked in the garden and played dice to the strains of New Order's "Ceremony," fell somewhere between being exciting and contrived. The full soundtrack to the movie -- all two discs and 90-odd minutes of it -- keeps this bold contrast, but gives it more nuance. In fact, its mix of new wave, post-punk, dream pop, electronica, and classical pieces really sells Sofia Coppola's vision of Marie Antoinette as an innocent young girl, transformed into her era's version of a hipster fashionista,...
See more details below
CD
$16.24
BN.com price
(Save 9%)$17.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (11) from $1.99   
  • New (5) from $13.92   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The way the visuals and music clashed in the first round of trailers for Marie Antoinette, in which the teenage Queen of France and her powdered wig- and silk brocade-wearing courtiers frolicked in the garden and played dice to the strains of New Order's "Ceremony," fell somewhere between being exciting and contrived. The full soundtrack to the movie -- all two discs and 90-odd minutes of it -- keeps this bold contrast, but gives it more nuance. In fact, its mix of new wave, post-punk, dream pop, electronica, and classical pieces really sells Sofia Coppola's vision of Marie Antoinette as an innocent young girl, transformed into her era's version of a hipster fashionista, who gets in way over (and ultimately loses) her head. The size of the soundtrack suggests the decadence of her times, but the way the music is actually used is far from indulgent. Disc one relies on new wave to illustrate the giddy rush of her rise, while disc two is mostly electronica and darker, more atmospheric classical pieces tracing her fall with a stylish, bittersweet atmosphere similar to the Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation soundtracks. "Hong Kong Garden" kicks off Marie Antoinette, beginning with a brief prelude that at first sounds like it escaped from A Chamber Music Tribute to Siouxsie Sioux but then sounds utterly right, and helps make the rest of the soundtrack's switches from pop to classical and back again sound inspired instead of forced; there's a lightness and playfulness in the new wave songs that connects them to Vivaldi's "Concerto in G." Throughout the soundtrack, Bow Wow Wow seems to function as Marie Antoinette's voice: after all, "I Want Candy" isn't such a far cry from "let them eat cake," and on the second disc, "Fools Rush In" captures her plight perfectly. By working with a carefully selected palette of tracks by a handful of artists -- Air, Aphex Twin (whose "Jynweythek Ylow" has all the delicacy of chamber music), the Cure, and the Radio Dept. are among the chief sources -- Marie Antoinette's daring gambit pays off in a long but exquisitely curated soundtrack.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/10/2006
  • Label: Verve Forecast
  • UPC: 602517084186
  • Catalog Number: 000782202
  • Sales rank: 79,453

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hong Kong Garden (3:10)
  2. 2 Aphrodisiac (2:57)
  3. 3 What Ever Happened - The Strokes (2:48)
  4. 4 Pulling Our Weight (3:21)
  5. 5 Ceremony - New Order (4:22)
  6. 6 Natural's Not in It (3:06)
  7. 7 I Want Candy (2:39)
  8. 8 Kings of the Wind Frontier - Adam Ant (3:56)
  9. 9 Concerto in G (2:31)
  10. 10 The Melody of a Fallen Tree (8:16)
  11. 11 I Don't Like It Like This (4:08)
  12. 12 Plainsong - The Cure (5:08)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Intro Versailles (0:37)
  2. 2 Jynweythek Ylow (2:35)
  3. 3 Opus 17 (2:03)
  4. 4 Il Secondo Giorno (4:57)
  5. 5 Keen on Boys (4:49)
  6. 6 Opus 23 (3:08)
  7. 7 Les Barricades Mysterious - Patricia Mabee (2:35)
  8. 8 Fools Rush In (2:19)
  9. 9 Avril 14th (1:58)
  10. 10 K. 213 (4:22)
  11. 11 Tommib Help Buss (2:10)
  12. 12 Tristes Apprêtes, Pâles Flambeaux - Les Arts Florissants (5:54)
  13. 13 Opus 36 (1:45)
  14. 14 All Cats Are Grey - The Cure (5:23)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patricia Mabee Harpsichord
Agnès Mellon Soprano
Technical Credits
François Couperin Composer
Jean-Philippe Rameau Composer
Domenico Scarlatti Composer
Antonio Vivaldi Composer
Annabella Lwin Composer
Matthew Ashman Composer
Dave Barbarossa Composer
Bert Berns Composer
Rube Bloom Composer
Hugo Burnham Composer
Ian Curtis Composer
Bob Feldman Composer
Simon Gallup Composer
Andrew Gill Composer
Jerry Goldstein Composer
Leigh Gorman Composer
Richard Gottehrer Composer
Dan Hersch Mastering
Peter Hook Composer
Bruce Keen Engineer
Malcolm McLaren Composer
Marco Pirroni Composer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Kenneth S. Morris Composer
Roger Neill String Arrangements, String Conductor
Brian Reitzell Arranger, Director, Producer, Sound Design
Kevin Shields Remixing
Laurence Tolhurst Composer
Boris Williams Composer
Stephen Morris Composer
Bernard Sumner Composer
Richard Beggs Sound Design
Roger O'Donnell Composer
Jon King Composer
Jean-Benoît Dunckel Composer
Nicolas Godin Composer
Martin Larsson Composer
Tom Jenkinson Composer
Dan Matz Composer
Julian Casablancas Composer
Dustin O'Halloran Composer
Erik Gavriluk Engineer
Sofia Coppola Executive Soundtrack Producer
Jason McNeely Composer
William Christie Director
Johan Duncanson Composer
Daniel Hersch Mastering
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(1)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Affair

    Right from the cd still, this cd is an affair to remember and feel good that love and innocence existed and still does. Good Sofia Coppola!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted May 1, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    Great soundtrack for this stylized movie!

    This movie's soundtrack fit so well with the characters, even though clearly not from the same era.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A wonderful soundtrack!

    This is really a fabulous soundtrack. The mix of pop and classical and it's trasitions back and forth are amazing. It really captures the heart, soul, and personality of a young girl put in a world she ultimately did not ask to be put in. There is total innocence, love, passion, and saddness represented within this music. Well done, well done.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 5 Customer Reviews