Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Watching Versailles

Kings, Queens and Courts has always been fascinating to re-enact and the French Court was definitely no difference! Here is a guide to the movies that centres around the famous inhabitants of Versailles.

Marie Antoinette (2006)

Louis XV: le Soleil Noir (2009)

The Affair of the Necklace (2001)

Le Roi Danse (2000) - the King Dances

Versailles: le Rêve d'un Roi (2008) - Versailles: the Dream of a King

Farewell, My Queen (2012)

Marie Antoinette (1938)

Ridicule (1996)

Madame du Barry (1934)

Jeanne Poisson, Marquise de Pompadour (2006)

Vatel (2000)

Louis - Enfant Roi (1993)

L'évasion de Louis XVI (2009)

Let Joy Reign Supreme (1975)

The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

The Rise to Power of Louis XIV (1966)

Marquise (1997)

Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Versailles (2008-2011 - BBC):
              Part I - the Dream of a King
              Part II - the Palace of Pleasure
              Part III - Countdown to Revolution

Marie Antoinette, Queen of France (also known as Shadow of the Guillotine) (1956)

Other movies set in the time of l'ancien régieme:

A Royal Affair (2012)

Mozart's Sister (2010)

The Duchess (2008)

The Madness of King George (1994)

Casanova (2005)

Amadeus (1984)

Catherine the Great (1995)

Peter the Great (1984)

Charles II: the Power and the Passion (2003)

The Sovereign's Servant (2007)

Young Catherine (1991)

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1982)

Mesmer (1994)

1 comment:

  1. You appear to have omitted this by Rossellini: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Taking_of_Power_by_Louis_XIV