Viggo Mortensen in Passion of Darkly Noon
Passion of Darkly Noon Cast and Crew
Viggo Mortensen: Clay
Other leading roles:
Passion of Darkly Noon Synopsis
Dark, sensuous drama about an orphaned teenager Darkly Noon (Fraser), from a strictly religious family. Darkly is lost in the woods and ends up in the home of beautiful Callie (Judd) and deaf-mute Clay (Mortensen). As Callie nurses him back to health, he becomes obsessed with her and sinks into madness and violence.
Passion of Darkly Noon Brief Review
The Passion of Darkly Noon is an experimental film with an unexpected story, taking risks, loaded with symbolism, well acted and beautifully shot. If you are looking some something out of the mainstream and have a stomach for violence, you will find it at least interesting.
Passion of Darkly Noon Articles & Interviews
The Passion of Darkly Noon (1995) - Movie Reviews UK, 1997
The Passion of Darkly Noon by Philip Ridley - Film Festivalen SE, 1997
Passion of Darkly Noon - Ozus' World Movie Reviews, January 14, 2001
The Passion of Darkly Noon (1996) Movie Review - Rotten Tomatoes, November 25, 2002
The Brain Dane - Sunday Times Magazine, November 30, 2003
Whaaaaaaaaaat? - Late Reviews and Latest Obsessions, December 13, 2004
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Passion of Darkly Noon Resources
Celluloid Haven: The Passion of Darkly Noon - Quite a few stills (screen captures) plus a QuickTime video clip in which the mute Clay (Viggo Mortensen) tries to be friendly with Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser) by showing him a magic trick.
Obsession Photo Gallery: Passion of Darkly Noon - Collection of still images featuring Viggo Mortensen in The Passion of Darkly Noon, mostly screen captures.
Rotten Tomatoes: The Passion of Darkly Noon - Movie background information and links to several reviews.
Val's Screencaps: The Passion of Darkly Noon - Over 120 screen captures of Viggo Mortensen in The Passion of Darkly Noon. Mostly full-screen, some cropped. Larger than the average screencap, good clarity.
Wikipedia: Passion of Darkly Noon - Summarizes the plot and provides links to information about the cast and director.
Passion of Darkly Moon Video Clips
I thoroughly enjoyed watching Viggo Mortensen play Clay, a man who cannot speak, in The Passion of Darkly Moon. He expresses himself with his hands and facial expressions. And we must admit that the scenes between Clay and Callie (Ashley Judd) are smoldering!
pdn-06b: After-dinner talk «16-Sep-07» - After dinner, Clay (Viggo Mortensen) charms Callie (Ashley Judd) with magic tricks. In turn, Callie asks him to let Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser) stay with them.
pdn-07: Working in the shop «16-Sep-07» - Clay (Viggo Mortensen) is working in his shop, planing boards to be used for making coffins. Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser) is helping him. But when Darkly starts asking questions about Clay's relationship with Callie, Clay gets annoyed.
pdn-08a: Clay and Darkly «16-Sep-07» - Clay (Viggo Mortensen) and Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser) take a break from work; Clay shows Darkly a magic trick.
pdn-10: Fixing the radio «16-Sep-07» - Clay (Viggo Mortensen) fixes the broken radio, much to the delight of Callie (Ashley Judd). The two of them then start dancing, leading to discomfort for Darkly Noon (Brendan Fraser).
pdn-14a: Evening smoke «16-Sep-07» - Clay (Viggo Mortensen) walks out onto the front porch and sits down for a quiet smoke.
pdn-14b: Kissy face «16-Sep-07» - Callie (Ashley Judd) joins Clay (Viggo Mortensen) on the porch for some sweet moments.
pdn-14c: Smoldering «16-Sep-07» - Callie (Ashley Judd) and Clay (Viggo Mortensen) get passionate. In the film, scenes of the loving couple are interspersed with ever more disturbing images of Darkly Moon. After editing out Darkly, I had about 2.5 minutes of Callie and Clay, which I cut to just under a minute. Rating for this clip is probably PG-13. There's more in the film, including the famous tabletop bit.
Passion of Darkly Noon Photo Gallery
Most of these images from The Passion of Darkly Noon are screencaps we made from the DVD; others from Obsession (link above) or the sadly defunct "Viggo Makes Me Hormonal as Hell" website.