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The Cinematic Mr Ripley: Final Thoughts and Factoids

Wrapping up my MovieThoughts series on the Tom Ripley novels and the five films based on them, and my review of Deep Water, I had some final ideas that didn't fit into the posts. Like my "Things I Left Out" post about T.H. White, this post collects the afterthoughts for anyone who may be interested. …

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MovieThoughts Review: Deep Water (2022)

I mentioned at the start of my blog series The Cinematic Mr. Ripley that it seemed like a good idea to look at the various films based on Patricia Highsmith's Ripley books, since a movie based on one of her other thrillers was coming out soon. By coincidence, Deep Water (directed by Adrian Lyne, starring …

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Movie Review: Ripley’s Game (The Cinematic Mr. Ripley #5)

This is the fifth post in The Cinematic Mr. Ripley, a series for the MovieThoughts category of my blog that considers moral themes in Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels and the film adaptations of those books. This post looks at Ripley's Game, the 2002 film directed and co-written by Liliana Cavani, adapted from the novel …

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Movie Review: The American Friend (The Cinematic Mr. Ripley #4)

This is the fourth post in The Cinematic Mr. Ripley, a series for the MovieThoughts category of my blog that considers moral themes in Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels and the film adaptations of those books. This post looks at The American Friend, the 1977 film written and directed by Wim Wenders and primarily adapted …

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Movie Review: Ripley Under Ground (The Cinematic Mr. Ripley #3)

This is the third post in The Cinematic Mr. Ripley, a series for the MovieThoughts category of my blog that considers moral themes in Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels and the film adaptations of those books. This post looks at Ripley Under Ground, a 2005 film directed by Roger Spottiswoode and written by W. Blake …

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Movie Review: The Talented Mr. Ripley (The Cinematic Mr. Ripley #2)

This is the second post in The Cinematic Mr. Ripley, a series for the MovieThoughts category of my blog that considers moral themes in Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels and the film adaptations of those books. This post looks at The Talented Mr. Ripley, the 1999 film directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Matt Damon, …

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Movie Review: Purple Noon (The Cinematic Mr. Ripley #1)

This is the first post in The Cinematic Mr. Ripley, a series for the MovieThoughts category of my blog that considers moral themes in Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels and the film adaptations of those books. This post looks at Purple Noon, the 1960 French adaptation of The Talented Mr. Ripley, starring Alain Delon. It …

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A Blog Series Banner: The Cinematic Mr. Ripley

Taking a cue from the blog banner that A Pilgrim in Narnia created for its Nightmare Alley series, I decided to create a blog banner for my MovieThoughts series The Cinematic Mr. Ripley. No copyright claim to the images is made or implied. All images from the following films and providers: Plein Soleil (English Title: …

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The Cinematic Mr. Ripley: Introducing A MovieThoughts Series

Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) has an interesting reputation. During her own life, she released many bestselling crime thrillers, often adapted into films - the most famous being Strangers on a Train. Born in Texas, she spent most of her adult life in Europe and her literary reputation in America was never high. Since her death, she …

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Notes on Guillermo del Toro’s Nightmare Alley

Since I have been posting content about William Lindsay Gresham's novel Nightmare Alley for the last month, it seemed appropriate to end the month by giving some thoughts about the new film version by Guillermo del Toro. This will not be a full-fledged post like my recent piece on the 1947 film. John Stanifer has …

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