Marquise (1997) short review


This was never released in the US, which you know is a bad sign… Sophie Marceau stars as an aspiring actress in 17th century France.  She joins with Moliere’s acting troupe and goes on to become a leading figure on the stage and a favorite of the king.  All sounds good, but it’s relatively tedious — I found myself wishing it would all wrap up sooner than it did.  The costumes are quite pretty, but not overly exciting.  In French.


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Kendra has been a fixture in the online costuming world since the late 1990s. Her website, Démodé Couture, is one of the most well-known online resources for historical costumers. In the summer of 2014, she published a book on 18th-century wig and hair styling. Kendra is a librarian at a university, specializing in history and fashion. She’s also an academic, with several articles on fashion history published in research journals.

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