The "Talented Mr.Ripley" : Screenplay Paperback
Part of the Screen and Cinema series
The screenplay of Anthony Minghella's new film based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith The complete screenplay of Anthony Minghella's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr Ripley starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Matt Damon, Jude Law and Cate Blanchett.
Tom Ripley, a small-time con man, arrives in Italy from New York in search of a wealthy young man named Dickie Greenleaf.
He has been sent by the young man's wealthy father to bring Dickie back to America.
But once in Italy, Ripley becomes so attracted to Greenleaf and his exotic lifestyle in the seaport village of Mongibello that Tom yearns to inhabit Dickie's life and falls tragically in love with him.
Dickie's wealth, style and good looks are qualities that Tom begins to covet.
The frightening consequences of this attraction and the moral choices raised by the crime of murder lie at the heart of Minghella's absorbing film.
Set throughout Italy (Ischia, Palermo, Rome, Tuscany and Venice), Minghella's adaptation brings to life Highsmith's amoral tale of a criminal who gets away with murder. "The craft with which [Minghella] has expanded Patricia Highsmith's 1955 classic crime novel has made the film an even richer experience than the gleefully amoral original" (Scotsman)
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, 1 colour, 8 page sections
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 14/02/2000
- Category: Film scripts & screenplays
- ISBN: 9780413742001