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Salome's Last Dance (1988)

 -  Biography | Comedy | Drama  -  June 1988 (USA)
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Late on Guy Fawkes Day, 1892, Oscar Wilde arrives at a high-class brothel where a surprise awaits: a staging of his play "Salome," with parts played by prostitutes, Wilde's host, his lover ... See full summary »

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Herodias / Lady Alice
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Herod / Alfred Taylor
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Salome / Rose
Denis Lill ...
Tigellenus / Chilvers
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Cappadocian / Kenneth (as Alfred Russell)
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Kenny Ireland ...
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Late on Guy Fawkes Day, 1892, Oscar Wilde arrives at a high-class brothel where a surprise awaits: a staging of his play "Salome," with parts played by prostitutes, Wilde's host, his lover Bosey, and Lady Alice. The movie moves between the play and Wilde's night. In the play, Herod begs his pubescent step-daughter Salome to dance for him, promising her anything she desires. Her mother, Herodias, objects. Salome is stung by John the Baptist's rejection of her affections. The prophet's scolding celibacy puts him between the expressed desire of age and youth. Wilde dallies with a young man as he watches the show, provoking Bosey's jealousy. Two surprises await us. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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NOTORIOUS, SCANDALOUS, WILDE!


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A Última Dança de Salomé  »

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$331,469 (USA)
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a memorable film
10 August 1999 | by (Cotati, California) – See all my reviews

I love this film! But, it seems to evoke strong reactions from people. I've recommended it to friends who absolutely hated it. Oh well. Look for the scene where Salome tries to convince John the Baptist to kiss her. "Kiss me with your lips, John the Baptist." It's a beautiful poem and so perfectly done.

There's too much to say about this film. I'll just highly recommend it and leave it at that.


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