Dangerous thought bubbles

Three stills from the 2012 Chinese film of Dangerous Liaisons were discussed in detail by the group. Elements including dress, setting, expression and posture were analysed as clues to the characters and relationship between the two protagonists, the Merteuil and Valmont figures. Students then composed potential thoughts for the images, conveying the seducing and scheming ideas they had divined in these characters' heads, simply based on the three images. Interpretations ranged from the literal (orange juice and cigarettes) to the paranoid fantastical.