Painting: Soir Bleu by Edward Hopper. Edward Hopper's painting of the forlorn circus clown is brought brilliantly to life by director Norman Jewison in "Soir Bleu," a tragic tale of love and murder. The story of Tully,...展开the sad clown and his love for trapeze artist Lola, "Soir Bleu" chronicles events on the touring company's fateful last performances. In love with Lola, the beautiful and abused wife of the circus manager, Tully gets embroiled in a fateful love triangle. A bitter-sweet study in contrasts, "Soir Bleu" juxtaposes the story of the sad clown's anguish against the dazzling color and childlike joys of the circus.