History Literature / DangerousLiaisons

16th Sep '17 3:45:17 PM nombretomado
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* LipstickAndLoadMontage: The opening credits to the film has a montage featuring both the main male and female characters. It looks like they are dressing for battle, and [[TheRenaissance they were]].

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* LipstickAndLoadMontage: The opening credits to the film has a montage featuring both the main male and female characters. It looks like they are dressing for battle, and [[TheRenaissance [[UsefulNotes/TheRenaissance they were]].
6th Sep '17 10:02:13 AM fgenzo159
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It was adapted as a stage play by the same name, as a film in 1988 named ''Dangerous Liaisons'', then the very next year as the film ''Valmont'', and [[HighSchoolAU later updated in 1999 to a modern high school]] as ''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 Creator/LeeleeSobieski.

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It was adapted as a stage play by the same in 1985, with its French name, then as a film in 1988 1988, named ''Dangerous Liaisons'', then the very next year as the film ''Valmont'', and [[HighSchoolAU later updated in 1999 [[HighSchoolAU to a modern high school]] as ''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 Creator/LeeleeSobieski.
6th Sep '17 9:54:39 AM fgenzo159
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''Les Liaisons dangereuses'' is an 18th century EpistolaryNovel by French author 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 [[HighSchoolAU later updated in 1999 to a modern high school]] as ''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 Creator/LeeleeSobieski.

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''Les Liaisons dangereuses'' is an 18th century EpistolaryNovel by French author Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, Laclos.

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adapted as a stage play by the same name and name, as the a film in 1988 film named ''Dangerous Liaisons''. It was adapted Liaisons'', then the very next year as the film ''Valmont'' ''Valmont'', and [[HighSchoolAU later updated in 1999 to a modern high school]] as ''Film/CruelIntentions''; in 2003 ''Film/CruelIntentions''. In 2003, another modern-dress (late 1950's/early 1960's) adaptation was filmed as a miniseries for French TV TV, starring Catherine Deneuve and Creator/LeeleeSobieski.
27th May '17 4:03:39 AM NickHunter26
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* {{Ambiguously Bi}}: Cecile and Merteuil have shades of this, thanks to undertones put by the author in some Letters such as the 20th and 63rd.
8th Mar '17 12:11:41 PM Ciara25
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%%* DeathByDespair: [[spoiler: Tourvel]]

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%%* * DeathByDespair: [[spoiler: Tourvel]]Tourvel, already wretched from Valmont's rejection, goes into a downward spiral when she hears of his death.]]



%%* IdleRich: Virtually all of the cast.

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%%* * IdleRich: Virtually all of the cast.cast. Valmont is astonished at the seemingly paltry of money he pays to save a poor family from ruin (to look good in Tourvel's eyes, naturally) and that such families are not uncommon.
8th Mar '17 11:53:21 AM Ciara25
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%%* TheBet
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing: Merteuil.
%%* BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Merteuil in the end.]]

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%%* TheBet
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* TheBet: The lynch pin of the plot. Valmont and Merteuil hatch a bet that he will be able to seduce Tourvel; if he wins (with written proof) Merteuil will spend the night with him.
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BitchInSheepsClothing: Merteuil.Merteuil. At one point in the play when she's comforting Cecile and has her arms around her, the stage direction describes her as looking "bored and impatient".
%%* * BreakTheHaughty: [[spoiler:Merteuil in the end.end. Valmont ensures from beyond the grave that her reputation is utterly wrecked, causing her to have to leave Paris in disgrace, and in the book she also contracts smallpox, destroying her beauty.]]



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Valmont and de Tourvel are dead, Cecile's so broken by all the manipulation she decides to become a nun, and Merteuil is (in the film and book) publically disgraced and (also in the book) facially disfigured from the plague. She's gotten so engaging, if not actually likeable, that it can be hard to witness her downfall. In the play she gets off practically scot-free but is emotionally broken by the idea that Valmont loved someone other than her, and of course -- as the threatening shadow of the guillotine on the wall at the very ends reminds us -- the French Revolution is on the way...]]]

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Valmont and de Tourvel are dead, Cecile's so broken by all the manipulation she decides to become a nun, and Merteuil is (in the film and book) publically publicly disgraced and (also in the book) facially disfigured from the plague.smallpox. She's gotten so engaging, if not actually likeable, that it can be hard to witness her downfall. In the play she gets off practically scot-free but is emotionally broken by the idea that Valmont loved someone other than her, and of course -- as the threatening shadow of the guillotine on the wall at the very ends reminds us -- the French Revolution is on the way...]]] ]]
7th Mar '17 10:50:44 PM Ciara25
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler: Valmont and de Tourvel are dead, Cecile's so broken by all the manipulation she decides to become a nun, and Merteuil is (in the film and book) publically disgraced and (also in the book) facially disfigured from the plague. She's gotten so engaging, if not actually likeable, that it can be hard to witness her downfall. In the play she gets off practically scot-free but is emotionally broken by the idea that Valmont loved someone other than her, and of course -- as the threatening shadow of the guillotine on the wall at the very ends reminds us -- the French Revolution is on the way...]]]
7th Jan '17 12:40:45 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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%%* DuelToTheDeath

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%%* DuelToTheDeath* DuelToTheDeath: [[spoiler:Between Valmont and Danceny, which Valmont loses]].
25th Oct '16 11:19:03 PM Saveelich
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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 [[HighSchoolAU later updated in 1999 to a modern high school]] as ''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 Creator/LeeleeSobieski.

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''Les Liaisons dangereuses'' is an 18th century EpistolaryNovel by French author 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 [[HighSchoolAU later updated in 1999 to a modern high school]] as ''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 Creator/LeeleeSobieski.
4th Oct '16 9:00:09 PM Angelus25
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* ManipulativeBastard: Valmont but especially Merteuil, the TropeCodifier for ManipulativeBitch. A proto-feminist letter argues that there was no 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 way for a woman to get ahead and live the life she wanted in the 18th century. In ''Cruel Intentions'', Catherine Kathryn argues that she cannot enjoy sex and be considered 'nice' and that this double standard drives ''her'' manipulations. However, this argument is much weaker [[FreudianExcuse weaker]] in ''Cruel Intentions''.
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