History Film / CruelIntentions

15th Dec '16 6:59:59 AM xcountryguy
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** [[BigWhat WHAT?!]] Manipulative people are charming instead of blatant {{Jerkass}}es?
8th Nov '16 5:17:36 AM AM_NK
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* TwoDecadesBehind: Okay, so this is based on an 18th-century French novel. But it obviously takes place in the modern day (late 1990s) given [[SorryILeftTheBGMOn the music heard on the (in-universe) soundtrack]] and the technology present, which makes the elitist and borderline reclusive behavior of the upper-class characters - not commonly seen in American society since the mid-1950s or so - come off as slightly anachronistic. Not to mention Mrs. Caldwell's [[MalignedMixedMarriage disgust at race-mixing]], which is especially out of character for a sophisticated New Yorker in the late twentieth century.
25th Sep '16 3:01:43 AM Morgenthaler
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->''[[GenreBlindness How can someone so charming be so manipulative?]]''
-->--'''[[CaptainObvious Annette]]'''

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->''[[GenreBlindness How ->''How can someone so charming be so manipulative?]]''
-->--'''[[CaptainObvious Annette]]'''
manipulative?''
-->--'''Annette'''
24th Sep '16 6:23:21 PM mtrais
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* HighSchoolAU: of DangerousLiaisons.
14th Aug '16 6:31:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* BettyAndVeronica: Sebastian must choose between his affections for the sweet, blonde Annette and the cruel, dark-haired Kathryn. This is reversed in the prequel where Kathryn is an [[BlondesAreEvil icy blonde]] and [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Danielle]] is a warm brunette and then [[spoiler: subverted in the plot twist at the end when Danielle reveals that she's really just like Kathryn.]]

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* BettyAndVeronica: Sebastian must choose between his affections for the sweet, blonde Annette and the cruel, dark-haired Kathryn. This is reversed in the prequel where Kathryn is an [[BlondesAreEvil icy blonde]] blonde and [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Danielle]] is a warm brunette and then [[spoiler: subverted in the plot twist at the end when Danielle reveals that she's really just like Kathryn.]]
2nd Aug '16 10:59:56 PM N0na
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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Annette prides herself on being a "paradigm of chastity and virtue" so much that she published a self-righteous magazine article about the simple fact that she's managed to stay a virgin for all 17 years of her life. Apparently, this makes her a rare jewel since we all know that [[OfCourseImNotAVirgin all teenagers are sexually active]] -- at least, that's what ''Cruel Intentions'' wants us to believe. Or maybe it's the fact that she's a [[EveryoneLovesBlondes beautiful blonde]] and a virgin that makes her so unique. Who even knows?

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* IncorruptiblePurePureness: Annette prides herself on being a "paradigm of chastity and virtue" so much that she published a self-righteous magazine article about the simple fact that she's managed to stay a virgin for all 17 years of her life. Apparently, this makes her a rare jewel since we all know that [[OfCourseImNotAVirgin all teenagers are sexually active]] -- at least, that's what ''Cruel Intentions'' wants us to believe. Or maybe it's the fact that she's a [[EveryoneLovesBlondes beautiful blonde]] and a virgin that makes her so unique.[[SpecialSnowflakeSyndrome unique]]. Who even knows?
2nd Aug '16 10:57:02 PM N0na
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* StrawHypocrite: [[IncorruptiblePurePureness Everything Kathryn professes to stand for]] is one big [[ConsummateLiar fabrication]].
2nd Aug '16 10:40:46 PM N0na
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* SophisticatedAsHell: Sebastian and Kathryn, being afforded the best education money can buy, mix phrases such as "au contraire" with adolescent potty-mouth language.

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* SophisticatedAsHell: Sebastian and Kathryn, being afforded the best education money can buy, mix phrases such as "au contraire" "[[GratuitousFrench au contraire]]" with adolescent potty-mouth language.
2nd Aug '16 10:16:00 PM N0na
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* PervertDad: Although Sebastian's dad is certainly a sleazeball, in this case, it's actually Kathryn's mom who tries to get a little too close to her new stepson in the prequel.

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* PervertDad: Although Sebastian's dad is certainly a sleazeball, in this case, it's actually Kathryn's mom [[DistaffCounterpart mom]] who tries to get a little too close to her new stepson in the prequel.
2nd Aug '16 6:16:18 AM N0na
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** Sebastian Valmont is Vicomte de Valmont
** Kathryn Merteuil is Marquise de Merteuil
** Annette Hargrove is Madame de Tourvel
** Cecile Caldwell is Cécile de Volanges
** Ronald Clifford is Chevalier Danceny
** Bunny Caldwell is Madame de Volanges
** Court Reynolds is Comte de Gercourt
** Helen Rosemont is Madame de Rosemonde
** Sebastian's journal represents the letters Vicomte de Valmont possessed

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** Sebastian Valmont is Vicomte de Valmont
Valmont.
** Kathryn Merteuil is Marquise de Merteuil
Merteuil.
** Annette Hargrove is Madame de Tourvel
Tourvel.
** Cecile Caldwell is Cécile de Volanges
Volanges.
** Ronald Clifford is Chevalier Danceny
Danceny.
** Bunny Caldwell is Madame de Volanges
Volanges.
** Court Reynolds is Comte de Gercourt
Gercourt.
** Helen Rosemont Rosemond is Madame de Rosemonde
Rosemonde.
** Blaine Tuttle is Azolan.
** Greg [=McConnell=] is Julie.
** Mai-Lee is Victoire (sort of -- she's just Kathryn's maid, not an accomplice in her schemes).
** Gretchen and Mora are both Emilie (in a deleted scene).
** Sebastian's journal represents the letters Vicomte de Valmont possessedpossessed.
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