|'Unraveling Quills' - 2|
Screenwriter Doug Wright: The Marquis de Sade is interred at the Charenton Asylum and writing such extreme pornography, that they confiscated his parchment and his quill pens.
[Sade pleads with Abbe to allow his to keep his quills] I'll die of the loneliness. I've no company but the characters I create.
|Kaufman: Kate Winslet's an extraordinary actress. It's hard to believe that she was only 23 when she made this film.
Winslet: I was reading lots and lots of scripts, and this one just struck me, really. I mean, Doug Wright, you know, a first time features writer, having come from the theater. And it's just brilliant.
|[Madeleine explains to Abbe her presence in Sade's cell] Old lech forgot himself, thought I was a character in one of his nasty stories. [Abbe] Madeleine [Madeleine] Yes, Abbe? [Abbe] The next time you feel the urge to visit the Marquis, I hope you'll come to confession instead.|