Friday, June 27, 2014

The Talented Mr. Ripley

1999 Psychological Thriller

Director: Anthony Minghella

Writer: Anthony Minghella

Cinematography: John Seale

Running time: 139 minutes

Country: United States

Tagline: Everybody should have one talent... what's yours? 

Matt Damon as Tom Ripley
Gwyneth Paltrow as Marge Sherwood
Jude Law as Dickie Greenleaf 
Cate Blanchett as Meredith Logue
Philip Seymour Hoffman as Freddie Miles
Jack Davenport as Peter Smith-Kingsley
James Rebhorn as Herbert Greenleaf
Sergio Rubini as Inspector Roverini
Philip Baker Hall as Alvin MacCarron
Celia Weston as Aunt Joan 

The 1950s. Manhattan lavatory attendant, Tom Ripley, borrows a Princeton jacket to play piano
at a garden party. When the wealthy father of a recent Princeton grad chats Tom up, Tom
pretends to know the son and is soon offered $1,000 to go to Italy to convince Dickie Greenleaf
to return home. In Itay, Tom attaches himself to Dickie and to Marge, Dickie's cultured financee,
pretending to love jazz and harboring homoerotic hopes as he soaks in luxury. Besides lying,
Tom's talents include impressions and forgery, so when the handsome and confident Dickie tires
of Tom, dismissing him as a bore, Tom goes to extreme lengths to make Greenleaf's privileges
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Academy Awards-Best Actor in a Supporting Role-Jude Law

Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards-Best Composer-Gabriel Yared

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards-Best Supporting Actor-Philip Seymour Hoffman

MTV Movie Awards-Best Director-Anthony Minghella

National Board of Review Awards-Best Supporting Actor-Philip Seymour Hoffman
Is based on the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. There are an additional four
novels which follow "The Talented Mr.Ripley", they are " Ripley Underground", "Ripley's Game",
" The Boy Who Followed Ripley", and "Ripley Under Water.


5 Stars out of 5 Stars

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