Re: RARA-AVIS: The Talented Mr. Ripley

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 03 Apr 2007

Terrill wrote:

He's a clever, amoral, American capitalist trying to make it in Europe. You know, like McDonalds and Starbucks.

************** Well, I'll be darned. And I thought it was a Marxist allegory, with Ripley rising up in proletariat splendor and justly redistributing Greenleaf's bourgeois wealth, stolen from the sweat of the workers' brow. Where the wealth gets redistributed to seems fairly accurate historically speaking, too.


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