History Literature / DangerousLiaisons

16th Jul '16 2:59:36 PM DaibhidC
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* RecycledInSpace: Besides ''Film/CruelIntentions'', one miniseries set the story in 1960s France and the South Korean film ''Untold Scandal'' transplants the story from 18th Century France to 18th Century Korea. A Chinese adaptation released in 2012 sets the story in 1930s Shanghai.

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* RecycledInSpace: SettingUpdate: Besides ''Film/CruelIntentions'', one miniseries set the story in 1960s France and the South Korean film ''Untold Scandal'' transplants the story from 18th Century France to 18th Century Korea. A Chinese adaptation released in 2012 sets the story in 1930s Shanghai.
22nd Sep '15 9:38:34 AM Rjinswand
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22nd Sep '15 5:06:51 AM Rjinswand
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* CryForTheDevil: Merteuil's ultimate fate is somewhat of an overkill.



* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: As much as you are ''supposed'' to see these pompous, virgin-corrupting, manipulative sex addicts as the bad guys... you can't help but admire them and perhaps even subconsciously absorb a little of their experience in the love game.
** MoralGuardians have been accusing the author's intent of being this since the book was published.



* SleepingTheirWayToTheTop: Valmont reminiscences about the time he had an affair with a well-connected noblewoman in exchange for her pulling strings to advance his career. He despised her ([[DeadpanSnarker he mentions that he was tempted to tell her "Madam, I'll forget about the position I'm seeking if you'll let me leave the one I now occupy"]]) and took immense pleasure in [[JerkAss trashing her reputation the minute she was no longer useful to him.]]



* TheVamp: Merteuil when around Valmont.

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* {{Villain Protagonist}}s

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22nd Sep '15 5:05:09 AM Rjinswand
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* TheBet
* BitchInSheepsClothing: Merteuil.
* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Merteuil in the end.]]

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* %%* BitchInSheepsClothing: Merteuil.
* %%* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Merteuil in the end.]]



* ConvenientMiscarriage: [[spoiler: Cecile's.]]
* CorruptTheCutie: Cecile.
* CostumePorn

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* %%* ConvenientMiscarriage: [[spoiler: Cecile's.]]
* %%* CorruptTheCutie: Cecile.
* %%* CostumePorn



* DeathByDespair: [[spoiler: Tourvel]]

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* %%* DeathByDespair: [[spoiler: Tourvel]]



* DuelOfSeduction
* DuelToTheDeath

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* %%* DuelToTheDeath



* IdleRich: Virtually all of the cast.
* TheIngenue: Cecile. So very much.

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* %%* IdleRich: Virtually all of the cast.
* %%* TheIngenue: Cecile. So very much.



* NotHimself

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* TheQueensLatin

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* SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty
* SnowMeansDeath

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* %%* SlidingScaleOfShinyVersusGritty
* %%* SnowMeansDeath



* ThisMeansWar
* TitleDrop
* UnholyMatrimony: Valmont and Merteuil

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* %%* ThisMeansWar
* %%* TitleDrop
* %%* UnholyMatrimony: Valmont and Merteuil



* [[VillainProtagonist Villain Protagonists]]
* VirginityMakesYouStupid
* WhiteShirtOfDeath

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20th Feb '15 10:01:16 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* ManipulativeBastard: Valmont but especially Merteuil, the TropeCodifier for ManipulativeBitch. A proto-feminist letter argues that there was no other other way for a woman to get ahead and live the life she wanted in the 18th century. In ''Cruel Intentions'', Catherine argues that she cannot enjoy sex and be considered 'nice' and that this double standard drives ''her'' manipulations. However, this argument is much weaker in ''Cruel Intentions''.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Valmont but especially Merteuil, the TropeCodifier for ManipulativeBitch. A proto-feminist letter argues that there was no other other way for a woman to get ahead and live the life she wanted in the 18th century. In ''Cruel Intentions'', Catherine argues that she cannot enjoy sex and be considered 'nice' and that this double standard drives ''her'' manipulations. However, this argument is much weaker in ''Cruel Intentions''.
20th Feb '15 9:59:30 AM Dame-Amaryllis
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* ExactWords: Valmont is very fond of those, finding pleasure and amusement in his own duplicity, like when he tells Tourvel she "would think less of him if she knew his motives." Taken Up To Eleven in his best letter, written in bed, on another lover's bare back, and composed in its entirety of sentences alluding to that fact.

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* ExactWords: Valmont is very fond of those, finding pleasure and amusement in his own duplicity, like when he tells Tourvel she "would think less of him if she knew his motives." Taken Up To Eleven UpToEleven in his best letter, written in bed, on another lover's bare back, and composed in its entirety of sentences alluding to that fact.
17th Oct '14 7:06:22 AM Morgenthaler
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''Les Liaisons dangereuses'' is an 18th century EpistolaryNovel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, adapted as a stage play by the same name and as the 1988 film ''Dangerous Liaisons''. It was adapted the very next year as the film ''Valmont'' and later updated in 1999 to a modern high school as ''CruelIntentions''; in 2003 another modern-dress (late 1950's/early 1960's) adaptation was filmed as a miniseries for French TV starring Catherine Deneuve and LeeleeSobieski.

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''Les Liaisons dangereuses'' is an 18th century EpistolaryNovel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, adapted as a stage play by the same name and as the 1988 film ''Dangerous Liaisons''. It was adapted the very next year as the film ''Valmont'' and later updated in 1999 to a modern high school as ''CruelIntentions''; ''Film/CruelIntentions''; in 2003 another modern-dress (late 1950's/early 1960's) adaptation was filmed as a miniseries for French TV starring Catherine Deneuve and LeeleeSobieski.
Creator/LeeleeSobieski.



* RecycledInSpace: Besides ''CruelIntentions'', one miniseries set the story in 1960s France and the South Korean film ''Untold Scandal'' transplants the story from 18th Century France to 18th Century Korea. A Chinese adaptation released in 2012 sets the story in 1930s Shanghai.

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* RecycledInSpace: Besides ''CruelIntentions'', ''Film/CruelIntentions'', one miniseries set the story in 1960s France and the South Korean film ''Untold Scandal'' transplants the story from 18th Century France to 18th Century Korea. A Chinese adaptation released in 2012 sets the story in 1930s Shanghai.
27th Apr '14 5:21:58 AM JujuP
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* PrivateTutor: Danceny teaches music to Cecile.
31st Jan '14 5:31:41 AM Cykuta
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* "NotIfTheyEnjoyedIt"Rationalization: Used by Merteul on Cecile with extreme cruelty when the despairing girl writes to her for help ; earlier, the marquise writes to Valmont claiming that women ''welcome'' sexual violence, as it gives them an excuse in a world where they can't freely succumb to desire.

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* "NotIfTheyEnjoyedIt"Rationalization: NotIfTheyEnjoyedItRationalization: Used by Merteul on Cecile with extreme cruelty when the despairing girl writes to her for help ; earlier, the marquise writes to Valmont claiming that women ''welcome'' sexual violence, as it gives them an excuse in a world where they can't freely succumb to desire.
31st Jan '14 5:25:45 AM Cykuta
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* ItsNotRapeIfYouEnjoyedIt: Used by Merteul on Cecile with extreme cruelty when the despairing girl writes to her for help ; earlier, the marquise writes to Valmont claiming that women ''welcome'' sexual violence, as it gives them an excuse in a world where they can't freely succumb to desire.


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* "NotIfTheyEnjoyedIt"Rationalization: Used by Merteul on Cecile with extreme cruelty when the despairing girl writes to her for help ; earlier, the marquise writes to Valmont claiming that women ''welcome'' sexual violence, as it gives them an excuse in a world where they can't freely succumb to desire.
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