Purple Noon Movie Review Summary

Actors: Alain Delon, Maurice Ronet, Marie Laforêt, Elvire Popesco, Billy Kearns

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Based on a Patricia Highsmith novel, PURPLE NOON is a french movie directed by René Clément in 1960. Edgar Allan Poe Award in the "Best Foreign Film" category.
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Maurice Ronet is a wealthy young American leading an idle life in Italy. His father has promised $5000 to Alain -Tom Ripley- Delon if he brings Ronet back home. Delon is from a lower class and is kind of jealous of Ronet's style of living even if both become good friends. He's also attracted by Marie Laforêt, Ronet's girl-friend. Fearing that Ronet won't return home, Delon kills him and imagines a complex scheme in order to take over Ronet's money, girl-friend and identity.

This story was remade as "The Talented Mr. Ripley" in 1999. In my opinion, Alain Delon's performance is way better than Matt Damon's as Tom Ripley.

The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

Script Analysis of Purple Noon

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1960's-1970's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   con-artist/white collar crime Blackmail & Seduction?    -   Yes Lover is...    -   of a different social class Unmarried Love Triangle?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Italy Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   sail boat    -   lifeboat Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   licking Is this movie based on a    -   book

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