Re: RARA-AVIS: Williams and Woolrich

From: John Williams (
Date: 10 Mar 2006 wrote:
> Robert wrote:
> "For what it's worth re Highsmith, I'd recommend Ripley's Game,
> supplemented by The American Friend, its film version starring Dennis
> Hopper."
> Didn't Wender's film draw also draw on a second Ripley book?
> Mark
Yes, there's a fair bit of Ripley Under Ground mixed in there. I just dug out what Highsmith told me, in an interview, about the film "I think it has style. I do not think it's much like my book. I do not see Ripley as a bachelor, (grim chuckle) or beatnik or opting out type. The important thing is that it was a good film, a successful film, the critics liked it."

Grim chuckle is my annotation. Ms Highsmith, possibly the oddest person I've ever interviewed, was very fierce whenever anyone suggested that Ripley might be in any way sexually ambiguous.


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