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Has anyone noticed that Cruel Intentions with Sarah Michelle Gellar is a modern adaptation of Dangerous Liasons?


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Unfortunately yes, I didn’t like it. I think that the book Dangerous Liaisons is very deep and the movie Dangerous Liaisons did show that deepness, even the story was slightly changed. I don’t like the modern adaptation, it is to shallow and just adjusted to be liked by teens.


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nice pix, you gotta love those costumes. they're exquisite


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Yes, every dress is a real work of art.
I like the dress on Uma Thurman bellow; it’s simple but very graceful. :)


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wow, yes, it's really beautiful! It will be one of the next films I'll see

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Even though I haven't seen the movie nor read the book was able to appreciate this spoof of it. I was definatly able to appreciate it. I found it to be hilarious! Please enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4vnf6Wh ... nt:9959922%2

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Sun May 04, 2008 2:57 am
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Enjoy the real deal-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbB2oBlP2uI


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-c855cbp ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjkB-o4b ... re=related

The best scene 1:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GBhKrwd ... re=related

The best scene 2:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gz21Cg7D ... re=related


For people who had read the book and watched the movie – the movie had made madam Tourvel’s destiny little less tragic, I mean it was tragic but the book described her pain so moving, really heartbreaking. I was wondering is it possible for anyone to suffer like that. One more question – Laclo was a revolutionary but in his book he had showed many characters, aristocrats (Madam Tourvel, Madam Rosmond, Volange) as honest, good people – like he had hated corrupted society not noblemen as group. Do you know something more about his revolutionary acting, was he like Robespierre for example?

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Thank you Marja Vera. I just thought fans of Dangerous Liaisons would enjoy the little spoof like I did. I was actually able to catch on to the jokes even though I'm not a fan- yet.

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Madame Rose Bertin wrote:
Has anyone noticed that Cruel Intentions with Sarah Michelle Gellar is a modern adaptation of Dangerous Liasons?



Yes I did notice something , because it did seem like a modern adaptation of Dangerous Liaisons. Considering the fact it also had wealthier people as the main characters, or pusedo aristocrats.

Actually I believe it is. However it's from Wikipedia so I'm not quite sure how accurate it is. Here it is anyway.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cruel_Intentions

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Hellou_Librorum wrote:
Thank you Marja Vera. I just thought fans of Dangerous Liaisons would enjoy the little spoof like I did. I was actually able to catch on to the jokes even though I'm not a fan- yet.


I did enjoy, it was very interesting to see! Funny gossiping… :lol:
I thought, since you didn’t watch the movie, you will also enjoy to se what’s movie is really about.

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One addition, when the book Dangerous Liaisons was published (1780 or 1782, I can’t remember in 3 am) it was considered very shameful. Some people had claimed that all characters were inspired by the real people; one man said that he had known one person same as Valmont and so on. Book Dangerous Liaisons was found into Marie Antoinette’s personal belongings but the book was enwrapped in leather. I heard two versions –
First is that Marie A. done that because the book was considered shameful and she didn’t want anyone to recognize the cover (many aristocrats enjoyed in it secretly). Second version is that Marie A. was so fond of this book that she gave it to change its cover, wrap it in the leather so it can prevent further damages.

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I also wonder if as la reine she had her own special book binding; her copy of Manon Lescaut is covered in speckled calf skin.

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Mr de Laclos was of recent noble family stock ("petite noblesse") and a writer and soldier. He rallied the Orléanist cause and then the Revolution. Apart from the "Dangerous Liaisons" his life was quite orthodox, in as far as he married late in life and became a faithful husband and father, nothing like his principal character Valmont. He was also nothing like Robespierre. I would say that he was an acute but discreet observer of society. I had heard too that Marie Antoinette had read or possessed this book, but I can't remember where I read that.

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I know that for sure.
As I know Laclo had written only this one book in his life and it's true master-piece, how could such a, as you said, orthodox man done something so complex, write something so good, portrait his characters to the point of perfection. The letters are containing very deep and smart thoughts, you can make thousands quotes. Yes, I really worship this book. I’ve heard that its said to be the second best novel in the French literature, is it true?

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I suppose it is based on opinion? :/

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