Monday, 29 January 2018
Plein Soleil (1960)
Watching Plein Soleil (Purple Noon) I was struck by how beautiful the cinematography was. It is a perfect mixture of fantastic beauty, and natural realism. The film is concerned with the little details, which is fitting as Tom's life becomes overtaken by these small details. His life is hinged around what will and will not leave a trail. I apologise this is such a picture heavy post, but it is such a visual film. Much like Alain Delon's later film, La Piscine, in Plein Soleil you can feel the summer sun, taste the salt water, and hear the noises of the markets.