The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley

by Anthony Minghella (Director)

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Overview

To be young and carefree amid the blue waters and idyllic landscape of sun-drenched Italy in the late 1950's; that's la dolce vita that Tom Ripley, the con artist, craves - and Dickie Greenleaf, the rich playboy, leads. When Dickie's father, a wealthy industrialist, commissions Ripley to bring his errant son back home to America, Dickie and his beautiful expatriate girlfriend never suspect the dangerous extremes to which Ripley will go to make their lifestyle his own. Based on the screenplay by Renee Clement and Paul Gegauff for the French theatrical motion picture entitled "PLEIN SOLEIL" (aka PURPLE SUN) - a classic thriller that starred Alain Delon under Renee Clement's direction in 1960. Nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actor, Best Art Direction, Costume Design, Original Score and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780792165033
Publisher: Paramount Pictures
Publication date: 06/28/2000
Series: Mr. Ripley Series

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The Talented Mr. Ripley 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie came to me as a spectral surprise. In a way, it captured the lavish lifestyles of american expatriates in italy, in the 50's with a grotesque irony succunbing to it. The demonizing phenomenon which Tom Ripley(Matt Damon) carries with him when he is in Venice, stencilled by the musical intensity varying from scene to scene; from Bach to Charlie Parker. The music unveils the senseless, necropolis blur; hideous: the raging monster of the gorgon blinded by Tom's physiognomical purity suspensed by his geek chic. That then bursts out like a tumour in display of his morbid psycho-neurosis. When it comes to deal with Dickie(Jude Law) and Marge(Gwyneth Paltrow). It really reshaped itself in a Hitchcock' style to prove Tom's yin yang gory desires to be part of the world in which Dickie's fadish sense of aesthetics is catapulted by his father's wealth, and his own hedonism. It's a very aesthetic movie apotheosizing Minghella's cinematic glibness, moreover, with rarity. After Federico Fellini, Alfred Hitchcock
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is fantastic, fabulous, outstanding!!! You'll never want to put it down once you read a page!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just got this with the original 3 hardcover and i have put them on my list of top 10s i loved it if youve seen the movie you will love it too its fun sexy and thrilling im so freaked out if anyone finds out about Mr. Ripley's evil plans ill just die!!! and I guess the person who finds out will too! i hate to say it but when you read him you want to feel sorry for him i guess the authors aimed for this but they are such great books i love them!