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Let Joy Reign Supreme (Que la fête commence)

Bertrand Tavernier’s Let Joy Reign Supreme is one of the most confusing films I have ever seen. The intentions, to bring to life the turbulent era of the Regency of Philippe, Duc d’Orléans (Philippe Noiret), are clear enough. 466 more words


Violet's hair

He stood on the bed and examined the painting that hung above the bed-head—an eighteenth century portrait of a black-haired, lunar-skinned woman resting a posy of violets in her lap.

(Julia Leigh, Disquiet)

The Present

New on 500px : Château de Versailles by sreealy by sreealy

The court of Versailles was the center of political power in France from 1682, when Louis XIV moved from Paris, until the royal family was forced to return to the capital in October 1789 after the beginning of the French Revolution. 35 more words