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Mallory McInnes: Talented Mr Ripley

Today, I’m honoured to bring you a post from extraordinary internet user and all-round good guy, Mallory. 

I have a rather strong affinity for The Talented Mr. Ripley: it was the first “grown-up” movie I ever saw in the theater. I went with my friend and her mother when I was in 7th grade and thought I was sophisticated.

My fondness for the movie grew stronger once read Patricia Highsmith’s books. It grew even stronger when I became semi-obsessed with Philip Seymour Hoffman as an actor. And it grew stronger still when I started getting really into the costume and production design aspects of film: that’s one of the reasons why I decided on screencaps from the movie for my summery guest post for Vic – I’d love to zap myself into the film and the Italian seaside during the 1950s. Of course, I’d totally look like Tom Ripley with my pale, pale skin (actually – even more-so: he’s not even that pale)… but it’d be glorious. Once summer ends, the movie gets PRETTY damn murder-y, so I’d zap myself back out. But for awhile it’d be enchanting.


4 Comments Post a comment
  1. yay, i can feel the sun! i’m obsessed with seymour hoffman as well, ever since magnolia. gotta love lime green swim shorts is all i have to say at the moment.

    June 7, 2012
  2. gosh, i haven’t thought about that movie in ages…i always wanted to see it, but couldn’t find anyone to watch it with. maybe it’s time i just bit the bullet and had an at-home movie night with myself, haha. (possibly if only to just see matt damon’s AMAZING neon swim shorts?)

    June 7, 2012
  3. oh, this is a FOREVER FAVORITE ALL RIGHT! Minghella really knew how to ooze luscious Italy from the celluloid.

    Also, THUMBS UP on the screencaps! Not enough of Jude Law’s teeth, though!!

    June 7, 2012
  4. oh I LOVE this movie! The acting is hilariously good!

    June 11, 2012

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