Re: RARA-AVIS: Purple Noon

From: Doug Bassett (
Date: 22 Aug 2004

I saw this on the big screen earlier this year and more or less liked it, although I would've appreciated the harder-edged original ending found in Highsmith's classic. Alain Delon is very good in it, and I especially liked the overripe cinematography.


--- Jeff Vorzimmer <> wrote:

> I think the recent Talented Mr. Ripley borrowed
> imagery from this film. It's
> interesting to note that Purple Noon was shot not
> long after (it was
> released in 1960) the book was written, so it really
> captures the time
> period. I liked Talented Mr. Ripley in that I
> thought the time period was
> well-researched, even down to the choice of music
> such as "Tu Vuo' Fa
> L'Americano," which is from a 1960 Sophia Loren
> movie.
> Jeff

===== Doug Bassett

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