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August 7, 1988 | DONALD CHASE
A periwigged, pear-shaped castrato is trilling the "Largo" from Handel's opera "Xerxes" in the grand salon of the suburban Chateau Maisons Laffittes. The singer, played by Brasilian Paolo Abel do Nasciemento, is rococo in the extreme. So is the vast salon--crystal-and-gilt chandeliers, walls hung with blue-and-gray tapestries--crowded with dozens of extras dressed in the silks and brocades of 18th-Century French aristocracy.
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December 25, 1988 | CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON
The author is the playwright of the award-winning "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," which ended its run recently at the Ahmanson Theatre, and he is the screenwriter of the film version, "Dangerous Liaisons," which opened Wednesday . The theater and the cinema speak two quite different languages; or, to put it more bluntly, as Milos Forman did in an interview last year: In the cinema, theatricality is the kiss of death.
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December 25, 1988 | CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON
The author is the playwright of the award-winning "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," which ended its run recently at the Ahmanson Theatre, and he is the screenwriter of the film version, "Dangerous Liaisons," which opened Wednesday . The theater and the cinema speak two quite different languages; or, to put it more bluntly, as Milos Forman did in an interview last year: In the cinema, theatricality is the kiss of death.
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August 7, 1988 | DONALD CHASE
A periwigged, pear-shaped castrato is trilling the "Largo" from Handel's opera "Xerxes" in the grand salon of the suburban Chateau Maisons Laffittes. The singer, played by Brasilian Paolo Abel do Nasciemento, is rococo in the extreme. So is the vast salon--crystal-and-gilt chandeliers, walls hung with blue-and-gray tapestries--crowded with dozens of extras dressed in the silks and brocades of 18th-Century French aristocracy.
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