History Film / FatalAttraction

21st May '16 1:57:26 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlondesAreEvil: Again, Alex.
16th May '16 7:17:14 AM flipperinvader2
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''Fatal Attraction'' was the top grossing movie of 1987, was nominated for several Academy Awards, and became hugely popular both in the United States and internationally. Alex Forrest was cited as a notable film example of someone with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erotomania erotomania]]. The movie was also the cause of much discussion about marital infidelity (and the DoubleStandard gender politics involved in the StalkingIsLove trope) for a good while afterward.

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''Fatal Attraction'' was the top second highest grossing movie of 1987, was nominated for several Academy Awards, and became hugely popular both in the United States and internationally. Alex Forrest was cited as a notable film example of someone with [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erotomania erotomania]]. The movie was also the cause of much discussion about marital infidelity (and the DoubleStandard gender politics involved in the StalkingIsLove trope) for a good while afterward.
16th Apr '16 8:42:20 AM DrOO7
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* LightIsNotGood: Alex is almost consistently dressed in white.


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* VillainProtagonist
30th Mar '16 12:38:09 AM Mdumas43073
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->''I'm not going to be'' ignored'', Dan!''

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->''I'm ->''"I'm not going to be'' ignored'', Dan!''be IGNORED, Dan!"''
30th Mar '16 12:37:28 AM Mdumas43073
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''Fatal Attraction'' is a 1987 thriller directed by Adrian Lyne about a married man named Dan Gallagher (Creator/MichaelDouglas) who has sex with a co-worker named Alex Forrest (Creator/GlennClose) while his wife and child are away. Dan expects their affair to just be a one-night stand, but Alex, who is [[{{Yandere}} a bit on the unbalanced side]], has other ideas.

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''Fatal Attraction'' is a 1987 thriller directed by Adrian Lyne Lyne, about a married man named Dan Gallagher (Creator/MichaelDouglas) who has sex with a co-worker named Alex Forrest (Creator/GlennClose) while his wife and child are away. Dan expects their affair to just be a one-night stand, but Alex, who is [[{{Yandere}} a bit on the unbalanced side]], has other ideas.
30th Mar '16 12:37:11 AM Mdumas43073
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''Fatal Attraction'' is a 1987 thriller directed by Adrian Lyne about a married man named Dan Gallagher (Creator/MichaelDouglas) who has sex with a co-worker named Alex Forrest (Creator/GlennGlose) while his wife and child are away. Dan expects their affair to just be a one-night stand, but Alex, who is [[{{Yandere}} a bit on the unbalanced side]], has other ideas.

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''Fatal Attraction'' is a 1987 thriller directed by Adrian Lyne about a married man named Dan Gallagher (Creator/MichaelDouglas) who has sex with a co-worker named Alex Forrest (Creator/GlennGlose) (Creator/GlennClose) while his wife and child are away. Dan expects their affair to just be a one-night stand, but Alex, who is [[{{Yandere}} a bit on the unbalanced side]], has other ideas.
30th Mar '16 12:36:44 AM Mdumas43073
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''Fatal Attraction'' is a 1987 thriller about a married man named Dan Gallagher who cheats on his wife with a co-worker named Alex Forrest while his wife and child are away. Dan expects their affair to just be a one-night stand, but Alex, who is [[{{Yandere}} a bit on the unbalanced side]], has other ideas.

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''Fatal Attraction'' is a 1987 thriller directed by Adrian Lyne about a married man named Dan Gallagher (Creator/MichaelDouglas) who cheats on his wife has sex with a co-worker named Alex Forrest (Creator/GlennGlose) while his wife and child are away. Dan expects their affair to just be a one-night stand, but Alex, who is [[{{Yandere}} a bit on the unbalanced side]], has other ideas.
14th Mar '16 6:53:35 PM DrOO7
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* ChildrenAreInnocent: Ellen, aside from being upset at the sight of her parents arguing and that Dan isn't at home. She is almost disturbingly cheerful while playing with Alex, completely unaware that she's been ''kidnapped'', and apparently sleeps through all the commotion at the end.
14th Mar '16 6:45:41 PM DrOO7
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* [[spoiler: BetterManHandleTheMurderWeapon: Dan takes a butcher knife away from Alex after the fight at her apartment. Note the lingering closeup of his hand on the handle as he places it back on the counter. In the original ending, it's the same knife she uses to kill herself with and try to frame him for murder]]
10th Mar '16 5:14:24 PM DrOO7
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* InfantImmortality: Averted regarding Ellen's poor rabbit, but played straight with Ellen herself. Also averted with Alex's unborn child.
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