Ralph Breaks the Internet
Mission: Impossible - Fallout
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It's Delon -- impossibly beautiful, impossible to read, cold, cool -- who steals the film.
Rene Clement's subversive direction makes us root for Delon to pull off a tricky tightrope disguise as suspicious police pursue him from hotel to apartment and town to town.
Its mechanical aesthetic suggests that rather than having to sublimate what remorse Tom Ripley might feel toward his actions, he simply doesn't experience any.
This expertly made film is utterly mesmerising. And its exploration of ruthless ambition is still fiercely timely.
Alain Delon excels as gentleman psychopath Tom Ripley in René Clément's beautifully restored classic.
Delon is a terrifically good in the role: his almost unearthly perfection is creepy itself, as if he is imitating a human being.
Highsmith had some doubts about the ending, which feels less daring than the one in her book, but there's a clever irony to it Hitchcock would have appreciated.
Tempering Hitchcockian intent with the experimentalism of the French New Wave, the result is as seductive as it is suspenseful: a bracing study of amorality.
Condemned now to exist in the shadow of a talented impersonator, this earlier adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's remarkable novel has been all too readily overlooked, despite possessing considerable charms of its own.
Plein Soleil remains a masterpiece. It defined the career of its director, who became known as the French Hitchcock.
Clément's strategy is to film Ripley's actions with little editorializing and the film is both laid-back and taut at the same time, especially in the second half of the film as the stakes get higher and it becomes more of a thriller.
Having just discovered its existence, I was interested to see this 1960 French adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's novel which Anthony Minghella also adapted in 1999, as The Talented Mr Ripley
This was the film that the Talented Mr. Ripley was based on..and it is better. Couldn't you see that coming? I like the European original version better? Isn't that always the case?
Good thriller, ala Alain Delon. Beautiful Italian scenery. Wonderfully ironic finale. Hollywood, please stop remaking good, classic films into mediocre, homogeonized ones.
Tom Ripley, played by Alain Delon, is an intelligent, handsome, cold-blooded indentity-stealer, and nothing more. We are witnesses to his quiet endeavors and his restless cruelty. Rene Clement delivers no sentimentalism, no deep introspections into the cause of Ripley's psychopathic instincts (as opposed to the other very good adaptation by Anthony Minghella), just plain flawless development of a crime. Marie Laforet is lovely as the beautiful angst-ridden Marge. Not only is this movie a great thriller, but the vibrant photography and the beautiful Italian landscapes are enrapturing, and perhaps worth the view by themselves. It's classic suspense at its finest.
an interesting french thriller based on patricia highsmith's book 'the talented mr. ripley'. released in 1960, it's fun for fans of the american version. the ending is quite different among other things. and how can alain delon be so cold and so hot simultaneously? lol
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