oh she was gorgeous - Glenn Close in Dangerous Liaisons

16/01/2008

What with all the pooha surrounding Glenn Close and her phenomenal performance as Patty Hewes in Damages, I thought it would be good to remind myself of her wonderful interpretation of the role of Madame de Merteuil in Stephen Frears' adaptation of Les Liaisons Dangereuses (1988).



The scene where she gets out of the carriage, with her derisive smile under that beautiful hat, is burnt on my retinas forever.

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Anonymous said...

Compared to Dangerous Liaisons 'Damages' is just a mediocre el-cheapo show. Alot of fuzz about nothing, Glenn Close though is worth watching - but that's about it.

Lula de Montes said...

Well, the budgets and the times were different. And although the Malkovich-Close combo was a treat, I would argue differently about say, the young Uma Thurman and Keanu Reeves. Swoosie Kurtz did a good job. Still, even the film cannot beat the book, which was a revelation, when I read it the first time.

Fresco said...

GC will always be remembered as the crazy woman who boiled a rabbit in Michael Douglas's kitchen...
Did you know she can make baby noises by using her arm?
I think she's not to be messed with... :-)

Lula de Montes said...

I take it you watch the Graham Norton show? Did you ever see the Nigella/Marilyn Manson one?

luscious said...

ah yes, "Dangerous Liaisons"... fantastic film, never read the book though I sure hope to do so one day.
the sexual moral (or lack thereof) still has me fascinated: how people use and abuse other people in order to get off by means of their twisted little games.
sublime roles by both Glenn Close and John Malkovich, who is simply great!

Lula de Montes said...

Compared to the book, the movie is candid, to say the least. A little more draw out, though, but the letters give such an insight into the characters.

We read it in 'tweede kandidatuur', but I read it at 16. My goodness, what an eye-opener.

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