Purple Noon

Dec 07, 2012

(René Clément, 1960, France, 35mm, 118 min)

Presented in partnership with Seattle Met

"I first saw Rene Clement's 1960 film Purple Noon when it was re-released in the mid-nineties by Martin Scorsese (it was skillfully re-made several years later as The Talented Mr. Ripley). The young Alain Delon is – to say the very least – as cold and calculating on screen as he is completely mesmerizing, and his impeccable style comes off as almost an endorsement of his evil ways. As the characters and their exposed ankles, printed shirts, and perfect accessories slither around the Mediterranean in brilliant Eastman color, it becomes clear what a style influence the film has been over the years – next spring and summer more than ever."

-Strath Shepard, Creative Director for Nordstrom, Land Management and Pacific Standard Magazine

>> Purple Noon is part of Screen Style, a three-day, four-film series curated by Laura Cassidy and featuring the favorite movies of some of Seattle's top style and fashion tastemakers. 

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