The simmering sexual tension in Jacques Deray’s 1969 film is perfectly encapsulated by the actor’s striking attire.
The French screen idol is at his most open and vulnerable in Luchino Visconti’s 1960 crime drama.
By Leigh Singer
A side-by-side analysis of Purple Noon and The Talented Mr Ripley, as adapted from Patricia Highsmith’s 1955 novel.
Released 50 years ago, this understated and underloved drama is deserving of a reappraisal.