Re: RARA-AVIS: Wenders: The American Friend (1976)

From: Harvey (
Date: 07 Sep 2006

--- Jeff Vorzimmer <> wrote:

> > Some say it's unfaithful to the Highsmith novel
> (Ripley's Game);

I attended a pre-release showing of The American Friend at UC Berkeley. Wenders (wearing a Stetson hat and cowboy boots)introduced and discussed the film. He claimed that Highsmith had told him she thought Friend coincided with her intentions moreso than did any of the other films based on her work (Strangers On A Train, Purple Noon). from IMDB: Patricia Highsmith initially disliked Wim Wenders' film because Ripley's character didn't match her intentions. Only after she saw the film at a regular screening did she admit that Wenders had captured the essence of Ripley.

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