Dangerous Liaisons (1988) is one of the best 18th century-set films, particularly from a costume design/historical accuracy perspective (although the story, acting, script, set design, and more are also amazingly great). With the new TV adaptation coming to screens in November 2022 on Starz, we thought it was high time to do a deep dive on the film in order to complement our podcast. The problem, of course, is that this is SUCH a great movie that I could write a book about it. It was hard to decide where to focus this review! In the end, I’m going to focus on the historical accuracy of the costuming — our default angle here at Frock Flicks — worn by the four main female characters in the film, and also touch on some aspects of designer James Acheson‘s process and thoughts about his work. Maybe at some point we can look at the boys!
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I hope the producers, afterwards, just KICK themselves for casting Malkovich instead of Rickman.