I can't explain it, really. I asked him what he thinks when he reads the papers these days, with their incredible reports of Gorbachev's dismantling of Russia's satellite system. I remember that I loved the novel, and then I forgot about it totally, completely. That's what I think is happening now with Gorbachev. That was the real reason.
If he wins, he can have his lover to do as he will. Colin Firth is completely believable and utterly charming as Valmont. It may be because I tend to think that more good looking people are more enticing as seducers. But she still plans to keep the youth she truly cares for, as a lover, and on the whole she seems fairly content with the arrangement. The film also robs us of Valmont's delicious postmortem revenge on Madame de Merteuil. It seems to me that the oh so charming Valmont portrayed here would be far more successful as a serial seducer. A lot of European directors get so impatient and nervous, and one day they pack up and go back.
An explanation and alternative cut should have been offered. I found out the stage adaptation was very, very faithful to the book, and that it was my memory that was playing funny games. The movie also has humor, completely lacking in the other adaption. Well, it's possible that will not work, either. Because under the circumstances I know I still wouldn't be free to do what I feel is to be done. .
But he never really convinced me as a serial seducer. They've got to prove they've still got it, and then they can go. It also changes what happens to Presidente de Tourvel. However, in the process of seducing the married woman, Valmont falls in love. I don't think these things change in human relationships.
As it was 1,000 years ago, so it will be 1,000 years from now. Even while writing the screenplay, we put the book very quickly aside. It seemed to fall into place naturally. She was for me the perfect example, half-child, half-woman, and of course sometimes the childish side appears where she should be a woman, and sometimes it's the other way around, and that I think is good for comedy. In the film, she is certainly sad, but her duplicity remains a secret and her face remains unravaged. Valmont also has a much lighter tone than Dangerous Liaisons, which may belie the title, but in my opinion, is truer to the epistolary novel on which both films are based.
Who wants to get seduced by a bad guy? The cast is much better. When he wakes up bound and chained in a rundown shack, he soon discovers the real motives of his captors and finds himself in the middle of a twisted scheme with little chance to survive. It was a director's nightmare. I found Benning warmer and friendlier than Glen Close and more believable to entice the young girl and bring her in her confidence. However, in the process of seducing the married woman, Valmont falls in love. Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. I don't know what it is.
In 18th-century France, a cruel and calculating playboy, Valmont Firth , makes a malicious wager with the equally wicked Madame de Merteuil Bening : Valmont must dishonor the married Madame de Tourvel Meg Tilly by sleepingwith her. I don't think that these people are any better or any worse than we are. If you want to go for a walk, yes, sure, you have this 10-by-10-foot space, and there you can walk. Set in Baroque France, a scheming widow and her lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. With no rescue in sight, Reagan must use every ounce of strength he has left to break free and get his revenge. Annette Benning turns Madame de Marteuil into a saucy, playful villainess; so much more fun than Glen Close's performance. It would not be ready for another year.
It takes a lot of time to learn the strings. She doesn't have any intellectual ammunition to counter it. I asked him if he ever would. In my arrogance, I thought my memory was better. I read the book when I was in film school in France. She was 14 years old, when we were shooting. But it doesn't work that way.
And to do it somewhere else is no good. That freed our hands so beautifully. We both agreed that the ending was simply paying dues to the morals and ethics at that time. If you gave me a Swedish story, I'd be able to shoot it in Afghanistan, but to shoot a Czech story in France? The performers, even those who have been out of school a while, appear to be doing a high school play with very pretty sets. Meg Tilly's Presidente de Tourvel, while perhaps less overtly appealing than Michelle Pfeiffer, who plays the role in Dangerous Liaisons, is more believable in the role because of her comparative lack of sophistication and worldliness. With the concept I had, we all knew I couldn't be faster. And now Merteuil will stop at nothing to destroy Valmont's newfound passion.