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March 14, 2006

The Talented Mr. Ripley - 7

The original, full length title of this film was: The Mysterious Yearning Secretive Sad Lonely Troubled Confused Loving Musical Gifted Intelligent Beautiful Tender Sensitive Haunted Passionate Talented Mr. Ripley. This tells you a lot about the film, it is a film that focuses on the internal emotional life of Tom Ripley. The guilt and regret that he feels about his actions and about his past. It is a story of a man trying to understand how to be himself, and losing his identity by trying to become someone else. It is interesting what this film says about society and the strict class structures that can determine and control people. The film also is shot in a way that allows the audience to reflect on the thoughts that are going through Tom's head. A thoughtful film.
The story was adapted and directed by Anthony Minghella, who also did The English Patient and Cold Mountain. The film also has a great cast: Jude Law, Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Cate Blanchett.

1 comment:

RC said...

I haven't thought about this movie for awhile...it seems like it's been forever.

--RC of strangeculture.blogspot.com