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The "Talented Mr.Ripley" By Anthony Minghella

The "Talented Mr.Ripley"
by Anthony Minghella

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From his New York basement, in the late 1950s, Tom Ripley dreams of la dolce vita in Italy. Dickie Greenleaf leads this life and Tom is commissioned by Dickie's father to go to Italy and bring back the errant playboy. But Tom does not want to return.
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The "Talented Mr.Ripley" Summary


The "Talented Mr.Ripley": Screenplay by Anthony Minghella

The screenplay of Anthony Minghella's new film based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith The complete screenplay of Anthony Minghella's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr Ripley starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett. Tom Ripley, a small-time con man, arrives in Italy from New York in search of a wealthy young man named Dickie Greenleaf. He has been sent by the young man's wealthy father to bring Dickie back to America. But once in Italy, Ripley becomes so attracted to Greenleaf and his exotic lifestyle in the seaport village of Mongibello that Tom yearns to inhabit Dickie's life and falls tragically in love with him. Dickie's wealth, style and good looks are qualities that Tom begins to covet. The frightening consequences of this attraction and the moral choices raised by the crime of murder lie at the heart of Minghella's absorbing film. Set throughout Italy (Ischia, Palermo, Rome, Tuscany and Venice), Minghella's adaptation brings to life Highsmith's amoral tale of a criminal who gets away with murder. "The craft with which [Minghella] has expanded Patricia Highsmith's 1955 classic crime novel has made the film an even richer experience than the gleefully amoral original" (Scotsman)

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About Anthony Minghella


Anthony Minghella is a dramatist and director whose best known plays have been published in two volu mes by Methuen. His films include TRULY, MADLY, DEEP and THE ENGLISH PATIENT. Patricia Highsmith wr ote a number of volumes about Tom Ripley; THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY is the first and best known novel i n this series. Anthony Minghella lives in London.

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GOR000806783
The "Talented Mr.Ripley": Screenplay by Anthony Minghella
Anthony Minghella
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2000-02-14
176
0413742008
9780413742001
N/A
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