‘Fatal Attraction’ Director Adrian Lyne Is Surprised Which Scene People Talk About the Most

by Jeremy Spirogis
Fatal Attraction

Fatal Attraction turned one of the vital well-known motion pictures of the ’80s. You most likely learn about it even should you by no means noticed it. Married man Dan Gallagher (Michael Douglas) has an affair with a Alex Forrest (Glenn Close). Dan has greater issues to fret about than getting caught when Alex stalks him and his household. There are well-known strains and well-known acts of terror. Douglas even starred in a collection of sexual thrillers based mostly on the success of that one. 

[Spoiler alert: This article comprises spoilers for the film Fatal Attraction.]

Fatal Attraction
Michael Douglas and Glenn Close | Sunset Boulevard/Corbis through Getty Images

Paramount Home Entertainment has launched a brand new “Paramount Presents” Blu-ray version of Fatal Attraction. If you’ve by no means seen it you may expertise the traditional in HD. Or, revisit it should you lived via the heyday of Fatal Attraction. In the bonus options, director Adrian Lyne discusses the preferred features of the movie. The primary will not be what you assume.

‘Fatal Attraction’ is most well-known for boiling the bunny, proper?

Alex makes issues uncomfortable for Dan when he goes again to his spouse Beth (Anne Archer) and daughter Ellen (Ellen Latzen). She kidnaps Ellen for a day, however her most stunning act is boiling Ellen’s pet bunny on the range. That’s iconic, however it’s not what Lyne hears about probably the most.

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L-R: Glenn Close, Michael Douglas and Anne Archer | Sunset Boulevard/Corbis through Getty Images

“Boiling the bunny is pretty horrendous but I think that was quite well shot, that sequence,” Lyne mentioned. “I was quite pleased the way that was interecut with Ellen running towards the rabbit hutch. I think the cutting worked well. I’m pleased about that. The shot was quite nice. It was very close to the ground running behind her. I thought it worked quite well.”

The ‘Fatal Attraction’ catch phrase isn’t the preferred line both

Alex tells Dan, “I’m not going to be ignored” when he tries to finish the affair. It is the movie’s catch phrase, typically repeated by individuals who really feel jilted in relationships. Lyne was pleased with that line too, however once more, that wasn’t what he hears about probably the most. 

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Michael Douglas and Glenn Close | Sunset Boulevard/Corbis through Getty Images

“At the Westfield, they have different sayings, different phrases from different movies,” Lyne mentioned. “I was kind of mortified that Glenn’s ‘I won’t be ignored’ wasn’t one of those. They’re all over the floor. They’re sort of etched into the cement. I sort of dolefully went looking for it. I went backwards and forwards. There’s about 30 or 40 and it wasn’t amongst them and I thought it should have been.”

The intercourse scene stands out probably the most, however not the one on the elevator

Alex and Dan’s affair can also be iconic and ceaselessly seems in film montages of affection scenes. One love scene is notorious for a continuity error through which Close is topless in a single shot however lined within the subsequent. Their major encounter takes place on an elevator, however Lyne mentioned it’s a later love scene that stands out amongst Fatal Attraction followers.

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Glenn Close and Michael Douglas | Sunset Boulevard/Corbis through Getty Images

“I’m always sort of mystified that when people talk about the movie, they endlessly talk about the love scene over the sink,” Lyne mentioned. “It’s what they take away. It’s only a minute in the movie and that I’m quite proud of because people are embarrassed by showing sexuality on the screen. So they want a laugh as a release. I always try to give them something to laugh at and ease the tension.”

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