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2000-12-12 19:16:11+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

David Steinberg reviews Quills, a movie look at the Marquis de Sade: "Sade knew perfectly well that the moralists who declare themselves most loudly to be defenders of righteousness are exactly the people who cause the most mischief in the world, both to people close to them and in society as a whole."

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:30:45+00 by: ebradway

From what I've read recently about the life of the Marquis, Quills focuses on the very end of his life. Evidently the Marquis didn't even start writing until he was incarcerated at the asylum - the last few years of his bizarre life. This point was only slightly alluded to in the movie. But yes, the character of the Marquis in Quills only serves as a mirror to reflect the indecencies of the doktor and post-revolution France.

#Comment made: 2000-12-13 14:56:12+00 by: ebradway