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Love the Vintage 1960's
Vintage early 1960's films are wonderful, especially the ones filmed in Europe. Purple Noon reminded me of my life in Europe during 1966-1968. The film shows the clothes, the architecture, the simple safe life of the regular people and their behaviors. Purple Noon reminds me of another 1960's film with the same sort of feel "The Day the Fish Came Out". Going back in time.
- Roy Chefets
This original version is far better than the recent remake. Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 100% rating.While none of the characters seems American, they are almost all beautiful. The suspenseful plot and the gorgeous shots of southern Italy make this a delightful movie. Patricia Highsmith saw it and was Impressed with Delon's performance. She thought he captured the essence of Tom's character. The more recent remake has an excellent director but its fairly pedestrian compared to the original.How could Matt Damon possibly compare to Alain Delon, whom the New York Times reviewer called "extravagantly beautiful"
- Nick A
Already submitted review...see "Ripley Ripped Off".
- Nick A
Saw "Purple Noon" the other night and was not at all impressed. The American version, "The Talented Mr. Ripley", was superior in every way -- cast, acting, character development, psychological impetus, the cool musical score, Ripley's cunning guise and slick cat and mouse game after he murders Dickey. Every actor in TTMR was spot on and believable, as was the script. The script as well as the none too subtle guile in "Purple Noon" was laughable. Maybe something (or a lot of something) was lost in translation. I watched TTMR at least a half dozen times -- it never gets stale. "Purple Noon" was stale and bland from start to finish. NA~~
Not sure why this film has only 3 stars listed on the TCM site? It's an excellent film, evocative, beautifully filmed, with an excellent lead performance by Alain Delon in his prime.
This is a very good movie, with beautiful cinematography and a superb performance by Alain Delon. It's much more interesting than the American remake too.
A fine French adaptation of "The Talented Mr. Ripley." Delon got the part of a lifetime as Tom Ripley, a schemer who kills a playboy and assumes his identity, it is difficult to imagine any of the principal's as authentic American's. The film is beautifully photographed, and the story is erotic and thrilling. A good film that's best remembered for Delon's performance. I give it a 3.5/5.
Excellent suspense yarn
This is the original "The Talented Mr. Ripley". When I first saw this movie a couple of years ago, I was blown away! While "The Talented Mr. R" is very good, with the beautiful scenes of Italy in color, this original really captures the mood of the story. Wish it was available on DVD!