August 8, 2013 at 11:11 am #108499
I just rewatched Dangerous Liaisons today and I have to say it really is one of my favourite period pictures (this coming from not a big fan of them).
Clen Close is sensational in this film, she steals the show every moment she is in. She doesnt need to talk to be perfection, every expression and body moviment is outstanding and the war quote, I swear my heart stoped for a moment.
She should have won the Oscar and I think Malcovich should have been nominee and perhaps Thurman, every Oscar it won was deserved.August 9, 2013 at 3:23 am #108501
I love Dangerous Liaisons – it’s perhaps my favourite film from the 1980s.
I believe its Glenn Close’ best performance and she should have won the Best actress oscar. Michelle Pfeiffer proved that she was more than just a pretty face with her heartbreakingly beautiful performance. The ‘it’s beyond my control ‘scene was a stand out. I really liked John Malkovich however many thought he was miscast and perhaps that’s why the film didn’t get the praise and recognition it deserved.August 9, 2013 at 7:22 pm #108502
It missed valuable momentum I think when it failed to get any Golden Globe nominations at all! I don’t know if it wasn’t screened or wasn’t liked or whatever. So maybe the Academy liked it more than most groups but still wasn’t enough to lead Glenn Close to her Oscar. Malkovich was divisive. Mildred Natwick was a scene stealer. “what is true of most men is doubly so of him” regarding Valmont. The “war” declaration is very memorable. Well shot and well written.August 9, 2013 at 11:29 pm #108503
Another reason it didn’t get it the attention it deserved was that there was another Dangerous Liaisons film released at the same time but much smaller in scale. I think it starred Colin Firth and Annette Bening- I’ve yet to see that version. I would love to see a French version of DL with Marion Cotillard in the Glenn Close role. Jeanne Moreau played that same role but that version was set in the 1960s.August 10, 2013 at 3:06 am #108504
One of my all time favourite films.
Easily Glenn’s best performance but unfortunately she came up against Meryl at her very best so I wouldn’t even give her the win this year.
Malkovich should definitely have been nommed and I’d be more than happy with a win and would have no problem with Pfieffer winning either (Against really strong competition).
I’d also give it Best Film and Director.August 10, 2013 at 5:34 am #108505
I love DL. The most dramatic, hilarious and cynic movie I watched in the 80s. Should have won best picture and directorAugust 10, 2013 at 11:12 am #108506
Another reason it didn’t get it the attention it deserved was that there was another Dangerous Liaisons film released at the same time but much smaller in scale. I think it starred Colin Firth and Annette Bening- I’ve yet to see that version. I would love to see a French version of DL with Marion Cotillard in the Glenn Close role. Jeanne Moreau played that same role but that version was set in the 1960s.
Valmont was released in November 1989 but in March of 1989 when Dangerous Laiasons was up for all the Oscars everyone knew that 2 time oscar winner Milos Forman was directing a version and that could have stalled Laisons. Maybe some were already seeing rough cuts of Valmont.