The next film on our list is Plein Soleil, or Purple Noon if you're so inclined. It's a 1960 psychodrama/thriller from France, starring Alain Delon. Tom Ripley has been hired by an American industrialist to bring his shiftless layabout son home to San Francisco, to the tune of $5000.
I definitely saw the remake of this film (Anthony Minghella's The Talented Mr Ripley, starring Matt Damon and Jude Law) when I was younger, but somehow there's only one thing that really sticks out in my head about it.
|Sorry Matt...not your finest moment.|
Anyway, Tom Ripley is a very talented mimic, forger, and con man, so when it becomes clear that Philippe has no intentions of returning to America...Tom kills Philippe.
- Your friend walks in on you making out with his full length mirror, pretending you're him and the mirror is his girlfriend. #awkward
- I hate when foreign films use white subtitles when there's a lot of white backgrounds. So glad that now it's common practice to use yellow subtitles instead.
- Philippe's a hardcore douche for abandoning Tom at sea in a tiny little dinghy so that he can bang Marge. Even if it was just a joke, I kind of have a hard time feeling bad that he's dead. Sunstroke is a bitch.
- Oh shit, Tom planted the earring from Rome in Philippe's pocket. Now Marge is going to find out that he's a cheating bastard. Well played, Tom. You are sneaky like a fox.
- OMG Philippe just threw Marge's manuscript into the ocean. As a fellow writer, I can't imagine someone willfully destroying all of my work. I would cheerfully drown that son of a bitch. OK, well, maybe not drown. But he would definitely get punched in the nads.
- Why would you keep a fat Buddha statue around the house if not to brain people with?