Marie Antoinette

Deliberate mistake: In the scene where Marie is trying on shoes, a pair of powder blue high top Converse sneakers can be seen next to her feet. It must have been done intentionally, but since there is no trace of modern apparel anywhere else in the film (the closest would be the mere mention of hot pink dress fabric but, as it's not shown, we don't know what exactly Marie calls "hot pink") these shoes (and the fabric) can't be considered part of a thematic element or artistic license.

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Revealing mistake: Kirsten Dunst's contact lenses can be seen multiple times during close-ups.

Factual error: Marie Antoinette has moved into her new vacation home following the birth of her daughter. Her friends are visiting, she is walking through the field of wildflowers, and she blows a ladybug off her finger. The camera pans upward to show her gazing at the sky. There is a very obvious vapor-trail from a large airliner cutting through the center of the camera shot, from one side of the screen to the opposite, predating jet-liners by over 150 years. (01:25:25)

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Madame du Barry: See no one treats me like a lady here.

Marie-Antoinette: I wish I could go with you.
Count Fersen: I should kidnap you.

Marie-Antoinette: I shall never forget that you are responsible for my happiness.
Duc de Choiseul: And that of France.

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Question: Why wasn't it acceptable for Marie to breastfeed her daughter?

Chosen answer: It was typical for royalty and the aristocracy to remain extremely "hands off" regarding child rearing. Nannies, wet nurses, and tutors tended to all their offsprings' needs, and parents usually spent relatively little time with their children. It would be considered extremely odd for a queen to engage in something so personal and common as breastfeeding her child.

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Question: Why did Marie take baths with a nightgown on?

Chosen answer: That was just the custom then. Total nudity was considered inappropriate, if not immoral, even when bathing, which people did infrequently or not at all because it was thought to be unhealthy.

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