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In commemoration of the hotly anticipated Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, we at Close-Up have decided to celebrate all of those famous femme fatales’ that have graced our film screens over the years. From the evil to the downright insane, here is a short look at Machiavellian Women in film….

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The recent film adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name, David Fincher’s tackles in style this nail biting drama about a marriage to rival all on-screen marriages.


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When Ligurio says to Nicia that "someone like you, who remains
all day in his study, understands those books but is unable to discuss the
things of the world" Lord suggests that this may be the true feelings of
Machiavelli towards Soderini. How Machiavelli felt about Soderini is important
for continuing the allegory. Lord points to Machiavelli's epigram on Soderini to
provide further evidence of Machiavelli's contempt for Soderini:
"The night Piero Soderini died, his soul went to the mouth of Hell, and Pluto
cried out to it: Foolish soul, why Hell? Go to Limbo with the children."
However, in his edition, Allan Gilbert makes the point that many people took the
playful tone (in the Italian, the word for babies is bambini, a perfect rhyme
for Soderini, that "Machiavelli couldn't resist") of the epigram to be full of
bitter contempt. He also states that the tone suggests composition during
Soderini's prosperity, before the return of the Medici. However, Lord also
points to several chapters in the Discourses support his point.
If we continue along with the same allegory, if Nicia is Soderini, then Ligurio
is Machiavelli. Ligurio successfully makes his way into Nicia's house, mirroring
Machiavelli's close personal and political friendship with Soderini. Despite
this friendship, Machiavelli never quite puts his trust and loyalty in Soderini,
much like how Ligurio never bestows his loyalty on Nicia. This reflects the
fundamental dissatisfaction of Machiavelli with the governing of Soderini "and
his hope for the regeneration of a new Florence at the hands of a new and
genuine prince." This can be seen as the renaissance at the end of Mandragola.
Machiavelli and Ligurio both are astute counselors of princes; both are content
to serve the fame of others, or are content to seem content, and both men
believe they are superior to the men they serve.

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Equal parts terrifying as she is beautiful, whether or not she is erotically dancing with other women, playing black widow to unsuspecting gentlemen callers, or gripping an ice pick for dear life, she is the women who haunted our dreams at night.

A machination is a scheme or plot

The role that made Sharon Stone a household name, never before has there been such contention at what was between a women’s legs. Her homicidal and sexual game of cat-and-mouse with Michael Douglas’s Detective Nick Curran is an erotic powerhouse of a film that really pushes the femme fatale characterization to its limits.

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Rob Reiner’s adaption of the gripping Stephen King story received critical acclaim for Bates performances as the psychopathic Annie Wilkes, Bates winning the 1990 Academy Award for Best Actress, making Misery the only Stephen King adaption to be an Oscar winning film.

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When admiration turns into obsession, Kathy Bates brilliantly embodies this fine line as she attempts to take care of famous writer Paul Sheldon (played by James Caan) after an unfortunate car accidents leaves him temporarily incapacitated. For anyone who has seen the film, then you will know that the situation goes from bad to worse after Annie discovers Paul plans to kill off a major character in his novel leading her to cripples Paul in the most painful way imaginable (but we will leave that to the readers imagination), turning him from her ward to her prisoner, forcing him to rewrite his book to her liking.

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Paul Verhoeven’s 1992 erotic thriller film was controversial from its outset, generating huge controversy due to its overt sexual depictions; despite this Basic Instinct was one of the most financially successful films of the 90s.