Rousseau says: "If we assume man has been corrupted by an artificial civilization... what is the natural state? The state of nature from which he has been removed? Imagine wandering up and down the forest... without industry, without speech... and without home."
MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006) dir. SOFIA COPPOLA
[3/7] Relationships: Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI
The Dauphine [...] ran to find the Dauphin, threw herself on his neck, and embraced him tenderly, saying: “My dear husband, I love you more each day. The more I compare you with the others, the better I know that you are worth more than all of them” (The Guardian of Marie Antoinette: Letters from the Comte de Mercy-Argenteau, Austrian Ambassador to the Court of Versailles, to Marie Thérèse, Empress of Austria, 1770-1780, Volume 2 by Lillian C. Smythe).
The widow’s first wish was to see Cléry, who had attended Louis XVI’s last hours in the Temple and who might therefore be expected to bear some message from him to the stricken family. Madame Elisabeth and Marie Thérèse also privately believed that the shock of the encounter might provoke “a burst of sorrow” that would relieve the Queen from her state of silent, suppressed agony. In fact, Cléry had more than messages; he also had the King’s gold wedding ring [...]. Louis had told Cléry to say that he only parted with it with his life. Then there was a little parcel containing locks of his family’s hair, “so precious to him” that the King had preserved them with great care in a silver seal that broke into three parts (Marie Antoinette: The Journey by Antonia Fraser).
MARIE ANTOINETTE (2006) ✨ dir. Sofia Coppola
Marie Antoinette (2006) dir. Sophia Coppola