The director of the movie Maria Antoinette was Coppola and he started the movie right where Rossellini the director of The Taking of Power by King Louis XIV left off. At end of The Taking of Power by King Louis XIV people were obeying and actually respected King Louis XIV. They would watch him eat all his meals and they would dress like him and that’s how the movie of Maria Antoinette started off.
The themes of these two movies were the complete opposite. Throughout the whole movie of The Taking of Power by King Louis XIV, Louis spent the whole movie trying to gain power and trying to prove he deserved to be King. Whereas in the movie Maria Antoinette her husband King Louis XVI and her spent the whole movie losing power and did not really care about trying to gain it back. Another way how the two movies are different is how the main focus of The Taking of Power by King Louis XIV was King Louis XIV himself but in the movie Maria Antoinette the mostly focused on her and not so much her husband. The movie showed how gender played a huge impact of what she could and could not do. She had to have everyone else make the decisions for her and she was expected to act a certain way and to talk to everyone even if she hated them and she had to do all this for the good of the country. The movie Maria Antoinette was about a young women learning how to fit and grow into a whole new culture and one day to become queen, whereas in The Taking of Power by King Louis XIV, showed the journey of a young king trying to become the most powerful man in the whole country.