Re: RARA-AVIS: Ripley, the film

Bruce Townley (
Mon, 27 Dec 1999 08:08:23 -0800 (PST)

On Sun, 26 Dec 1999 at 09:05: Mario Taboada sent: Re: RARA-AVIS: Ripley, the film

>What I really would have
>liked is a Ripley directed by the ascetic genius
>Robert Bresson, without a single known actor and in
>black and white.

This is, indeed, an intriguing proposition. <Extremely> unlikely though, given Bresson's fascination with an individual's redemption through struggles with seemingly insurmountable obstacles (as in his low-key yet elegaic Gestapo prison drama, A MAN ESCAPED). Come to think of it, though, Mr. Ripley does work his way through a soul-challenging struggle. Since he
<has> no soul he comes through fairly handily.

Incidentally, THE TALENTED MR. RIPLEY did rather well it's first weekend, snagging the second place in ticket sales.

Bruce T. =
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