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#822. Dangerous Liaisons

  • Year: 1988
  • Country: USA/Great Britain
  • Production: Warner Bros, 119m
  • Director: Stephen Frears
  • Producer: Norma Heyman, Hank Moonjean
  • Screenplay: Christopher Hampton, from play by Christopher Hampton
  • Photography: Phillippe Rousselot
  • Music: George Fenton
  • Cast: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz, Keanu Reeves, Mildred Natwick, Uma Thurman, Peter Capaldi
  • Oscar Wins: Best Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design
  • Oscar Noms: Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Original Score

Abridged Book Description

Christopher Hampton translated his own acclaimed play Les Liaisons Dangereuses into Dangerous Liaisons, a sumptuous, decadent drama of 18th-century French sexual intrigue, brought to life on screen by director Stephen Frears... frears leads us into the boudoirs and drawing rooms of the wealthy aristocracy, each one dripping with elegance and wickedness in equal measure... A handsome look at lust, betrayal, and guilt, Dangerous Liaisons is both lavishly mounted and beautifully portrayed.