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Salome's Last Dance (1988)

Set in France Oscar Wilde (so it appears) visits a local theatre and is surprised by their retelling of his own work ""Salome'" the story line then digresses in to a VERY twisted portrayal ... See full summary »

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Set in France Oscar Wilde (so it appears) visits a local theatre and is surprised by their retelling of his own work ""Salome'" the story line then digresses in to a VERY twisted portrayal of his work preformed by the local brothel and what can only be described as rejects from the local community theatre. Just when you think it's hit rock bottom it reaches for a new low you didn't think possible and begins to dig add and yet the music continues to dig this in to an ever deepening pit from which you will never get your time back. Written by SaveYourSelf&WalkAway

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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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Russell himself appears as one of his famous unaccredited cameos as the Special Effects muppet. Hilarious! See more »

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Version of Salome (1908) See more »

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Le Parfum de la Nuit
Music by Claude Debussy
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Ecstatically beautiful on so many levels
15 June 2005 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

This is a film that operates on so many levels. The framework of the plot is that a group of friends in late 19th century London help Oscar Wilde put on a private performance of his play "Salome," banned in Britain for its controversial political and sexual themes. We get to watch the interactions of the characters in the play, the interactions of the actors in the play (and offstage), and the interactions of the players with the sole member of the audience (the play's author). If you loved "Lilies," you won't go far wrong with "Salome's Last Dance" -- both feature an immersive blurring between the action in the play and the actors portraying it. Don't let anyone tell you much more than that about the film, because there are some delicious surprises.


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