Mallory McInnes: Talented Mr Ripley
Today, I’m honoured to bring you a post from extraordinary internet user and all-round good guy, Mallory.Â
I have a rather strong affinity forÂ The Talented Mr. Ripley:Â 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 stillÂ 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 – evenÂ more-so:Â he’s not even that pale)… but it’d be glorious. Once summer ends, the movie getsÂ PRETTYÂ damn murder-y, so I’d zap myself back out. But for awhile it’d be enchanting.