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Aug152011

Marge Never Stood A Chance

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JA from MNPP here - René Clément's Purple Noon played at MoMA here in New York yesterday and those lucky enough to get in to the sold-out show had a giant wall of that staring at them. SIGH. Can you imagine? I love Matt Damon's performance in Minghella's 1999 Talented Mr. Ripley, but it for me it never quite had that... this. The sensation that "Okay yes Tom I am completely hypnotized now I will do whatever you say eyes eyes eyes oh my god eyes yes whatever you say." I like that this.

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The scene where Alain Delon kisses himself in the mirror was beyond perfect, I think it made me astrally project into the screen with sheer unadulterated lust.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOwen Walter

the most beautiful eyes on a man

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrick

I've never seen Purple Noon, but he and Monica Vitti in Antonioni's L'Eclisse was an amazing combination.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAlejandro

He's gorgeous. I love the look of 60s movie stars. Its a quality lost forever in subsequent decades.

I'll be dreaming about Zac Efron's eyes. Strange: I've always considered men with brown eyes and dark hair to be the ultimate; but, blue eyes on a dark haired man can actually penetrate the heart further.

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenter/3rtfu11

Purple Noon is in my top ten favorite movies of all times. So happy that there is a post on it. So sad that I couldn't get to NYC to see it on the big screen. However, Delon is so mesmerizing he's almost wrong for the part. I mean, other than money, why would Tom want to change places with Dickie? Tom is already Alain Delon for goodness sake. How much better could his life get?

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

Hands down, the most beautiful man to ever appear onscreen (yes, including Paul Newman).

August 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpony

"the most beautiful man to ever appear onscreen (yes, including Paul Newman)" - I second that. He is just so this. I do like Matt Damon, but the whole time watching "the talented Mr Ripley" I was just thinking he's no Alain Delon Alain Delon Alain Delon

August 16, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIvonne
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