Purple Noon: Criterion Collection

December 20, 2012

It has been more than 50 years since Rene Clement’s adaptation of the Patricia Highsmith thriller, The Talented Mr. Ripley, was released in theaters. Entitled Purple Noon (1960), it has been eclipsed in the popular imagination by Anthony Minghella’s... 

Forbidden Games

March 2, 2006

Francois Boyer wrote a screenplay called Forbidden Games but was unable to sell it because of the frank way it dealt with death during the German blitz on France in World War II. So, he rewrote it as a novel and got it published in 1947 under the title,...