Fatal Attraction
First screened in 1991 / Screened so often I forget to keep track
Director: Adrian Lyne. Cast: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer, Ellen Hamilton Latzen, Ellen Foley, Stuart Pankin, Lois Smith, Fred Gwynne, Meg Mundy, Tom Brennan, Jane Krakowski! Screenplay: James Dearden (based on his short film Diversions).

Twitter Capsule: Easy to see why it divides people but also why it seized the culture. Broad parable with very specific textures.

VOR:   An enduring apotheosis of the commercially viable erotic thriller. A polarizing Rorschach blot of mid-80s, middle-class attitudes toward monogamy, career women, and venereal threat.



Photo © 1987 Paramount Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. A–


Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Director: Adrian Lyne
Best Actress: Glenn Close
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Archer
Best Adapted Screenplay: James Dearden
Best Film Editing: Michael Kahn and Peter E. Berger

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Drama)
Best Director: Adrian Lyne
Best Actress (Drama): Glenn Close
Best Supporting Actress: Anne Archer

Other Awards:
British Academy Awards (BAFTAs): Best Film Editing

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