Dangerous Liaisons
First screened in 1992 / Most recently screened in August 2016
Director: Stephen Frears. Cast: John Malkovich, Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer, Uma Thurman, Keanu Reeves, Swoosie Kurtz, Mildred Natwick, Peter Capaldi, Valerie Gogan, Laura Benson, Joe Sheridan. Screenplay: Christopher Hampton (based on the novel Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Choderlos de Laclos).

Twitter Capsule: I thought I'd cooled on this! Wit, cruelty, rich mise-en-scène, adventurous casting that pays off. Top Frears.

VOR:   Valmont takes more tonal risks and projects more sophistication, but emanating such period-specific ferocity and animating literary conceits is not as easy as this crew makes it look.

Photo © 1988 Warner Bros. Pictures/Lorimar Film Entertainment

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Actress: Glenn Close
Best Supporting Actress: Michelle Pfeiffer
Best Adapted Screenplay: Christopher Hampton
Best Art Direction: Stuart Craig; Gérard James
Best Costume Design: James Acheson
Best Original Score: George Fenton

Other Awards:
Writers Guild of America Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Director
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Supporting Actress (Pfeiffer); Best Adapted Screenplay
César Awards (French Oscars): Best Foreign Language Film

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