She definitely didn't have sympathy for him. She wrote it in a way that the reader would understand how sick this person was. He appeared "normal" but would to crazy sick things to "fit in" because he had no personality or Identity of his own.
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1955) is a psychological thriller novel by Patricia Highsmith. This novel first introduced the character of Tom Ripley, who would return in the novels Ripley Under Ground, Ripley's Game, The Boy Who Followed Ripley and Ripley Under Water, known collectively as the Ripliad.
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Clothes worn by Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) in "The talented Mr Ripley"? PLEASE HELP!!?
My first stop would be wikipedia or google for a quick reference. I actually had a similar question not even 5 days ago, but I couldn't find the answer. If it's possible, try getting help from someone with more knowledge/experience/expertise, like a professional if it's possible. This can be pretty important.
I saw a forum with this online, but I didn't have time to read it all. Try checking it out. I want to help out more, but I'm not 100% sure about the answer. Sorry I'm not much help. I hope you found your answer! Good luck
It has five talented actors in it (Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett and Philip Seymour Hoffman) but as for an entertaining story, it falls a bit flat. I found it kinda boring.
Here's how it rates on RottenTomatoes: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/talented_mr_ripley/
Would the brief nudity in The Talented Mr Ripley(1999) be scarring for a kid around 10 should he/she watch the?
Great movie and no, nudity shouldn't be feared, if anything kids should probably see more of it. It's not teaching them bad lessons and it should help them mature mentally. It won't destroy their innocence, don't stress.
Tom comes from a modest background, but
aspires to the good life that Dickie and his friends have.
While Dickie is happy enough to include Tom into his
circle of friends, it is with the unspoken understanding
that the relationship will last as long as Dickie likes,
and as long as Tom can keep him amused. Tom is never
welcomed as an equal, and this unequal relationship helps
to fuel Tom’s desperation and, perhaps, his deep-seated
It is not stated in the story whether
Dickie or Tom is gay, yet Dickie’s relationship with Marge
appears to be platonic due to Dickie’s lack of romantic
interest. At one point in the story, Dickie becomes overly
sensitive to a comment from Marge that Tom is in love
with him. He angrily confronts Tom about this, reminding
us of the Shakespearian adage about protesting too much.
Whether or not the characters are meant to be gay, the
attitudes portrayed in the book reflect the 1950s historical
Tom kills Peter because he knows that his identity will be revealed sooner or later. Also, Tom kills all of his lovers because he doesn't want them to find out who he really is inside (a bad person) because then they wouldn't want to be with him and/or they may turn him in. Read up on Tom Ripley in this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Ripley
They never say. They have to give the character a name, so they use the one you think he is for the majority of the movie: Tom Ripley. Part of what makes him creepy is that you don't know his name. It's the everyman thing.
i was watching the talented Mr. Ripley and came across a song?
"Tu vuo' fa' l'americano" (=tu vuoi fare l'americano)
by Renato Carsone & Nicola Salerno, writers of canzoni napoletane
You might like their "Mambo italiano" as well, which is also rather well-known.
You might also enjoy:
"Via con me" and "Azzurro" by Paolo Conte
"Angelina Zooma Zooma" by Louis Prima
And quite possibly Dean Martin songs like "Volare" and "That's Amore."
If you're looking more for the Italian feel and not necessarily the code-switching and light upbeatness of those songs, check out Gino Paoli. He wrote some of the most enduringly famous Italian songs of the 50s/60s ("Senza Fine," "Il cielo in una stanza," "Sapore di Sale").
Tom Ripley comes to enjoy the opulent lifestyle Dickie has afforded him through their fun times traveling and sightseeing together. Dickie spends loads of money lounging on beaches and soaking up the atmosphere in jazz clubs. Dickie is charismatic, outgoing and handsome. But Tom becomes envious and obsessed with Dickie, most likely in a sexual way, as well, since Tom is either gay or bisexual.
In the movie, The Talented Mr. Ripley i don't understand the ending. Why did he kill Peter Kingsley?
He did so because of the woman he talked to just prior. She knew him as Dickie, while Peter knew him as a friend of Dickie's. Obviously on a small ship like they were on, there would have been interaction and he would've been found out. He was able to kill Peter easier since he was travelling with him, so he did so.
Thus, even when he wanted a way out, and thought he may have had a way out... it always seemed easier for him to continue killing and thus continue lying... which is why he is such a twisted person through and through.
Contrast and compare The Great Gatsby and The talented Mr. Ripley?
The main characters long to belong to the idol rich society. In Mr. Ripley the main character becomes (through murder) the person he idolizes.
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In the movie "The Talented Mr. Ripley" does Matt Damon actually sing "My Funny Valentine"?
Matt Damon does do the singing-it is credited on his IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000354/
and Jude Law's page says-"Learned to play saxophone for the film The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)": http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0000179/bio
The Talented Mr. Ripley - Movie compared to the book?
I saw the movie first and then read the book. I was struck by how faithful the events and characters of the movie were to the book, but the book (as one would expect) had more information about Ripley's motives. Still, I think this is one of the few times when watching the movie will give you a pretty solid grasp of the book for exam purposes.
Characterize Dicke from the movie The Talented Mr. Ripley?
Not much to describe :
A Princeton pass-out and son of a wealthy shipbuilder. Dickie doesn't work and is in Italy, living off a regular fat allowance from his wealthy father. He likes to party and have fun with girls and is no mood to give up this opulent lifestyle. He is also portrayed as a person who gets bored easily with people around him.
Similarities between 'In Cold Blood' and 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'?
How are Highsmith's and Capote's styles of narrative (story line) similar, and how do they use literary techniques (flashbacks, foreshadowing, character inner monologue, descriptions of place, first or third person narrator)?
How does the use of all of these influence the reader?
It's a basic 5-paragraph exercise: statement / styles of narrative / PH's literary techniques / TC's lit techniques / restatement of points leading to summation.
You can do a comparison/contrast on this, as well.
what is the mozart piano sonata played by Ripley (matt damon) in the talented mr. ripley...Not on soundtrack?
I never saw the film, but are you sure it's Mozart? I'm looking on iMDB right now and it says:
Jude Law learned to play the saxophone and Matt Damon learned to play the piano for this film. Damon's training enabled him to recreate the proper keyboard fingering; however, the music heard in the film is played by Sally Heath (the Bach) and Gabriel Yared (the Vivaldi).
What is the opera Matt Damon attends in "The Talented Mr. Ripley"?
The opera Tom Ripley attends is called Eugene Onegin (pronounced "ON-ya-jin"). It is based on a book of the same name, written by Russian author Aleksandr Pushkin. Piotor Illych Tchaikovsky wrote the operatic score. The scene that affects Tom is between Onegin and his friend Lensky, with Onegin doing the shooting. It is presumable that Tom would have known the opera and its plot, as it has been fairly standard operatic repertoire since its premiere in 1879. He may also have read the book, leading to his emotional response to the scene.
Where can I buy The Talented Mr Ripley ebook by Patricia Highsmith online?
If you have already tried amazon.com and ebay.com and had no good results, you may have to go to a bookstore. (You can always call ahead at the stores and libraries, of course.)
They will probably still have copies there, as well as copies of the entire series of Ripley books, of which there are six or seven... now Patricia Highsmith is deceased, so there will be no more.
If the bookstore doesn't have copies, just ask them to order some for you; they should be prepared to do that, and also to let you know when the book(s) arrive.
All else failing, there is always the library, where at least you can read the series for free, even if you only check them out for a month at a time.
Libraries usually have books that are hard to find other places; if your local library doesn't have it, again, ask them to order it from another branch and they too will let you know when it comes in.
Good luck... they are very good books!
Why does Tom Ripley cut his hand in The Talented Mr Ripley?
believe he was going to hurt her, but when he was talking to her, he was getting too upset and frustrated, and where he would have made his hands into fists, he then cut himself. Then again, he wasn't totally sane anyway, so there could just be no explanation that we would know of.]
Is there another movie based on the talented mr ripley that casts Jude Law as tom ripley?
Nope, but there are other movies about Tom Ripley with different casts.
"Purple Noon" - Alain Delon plays Tom Ripley
"The American Friend" Dennis Hopper plays Tom Ripley
"Ripley's Game" John Malkovich plays Tom Ripley
"Ripley Under Ground" Barry Pepper plays Tom Ripley
none feature Jude Law as Tom Ripley though