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A film not for this generation,
This review is from: The Talented Mr Ripley [DVD]  (DVD)
I didn't appreciate this film immediately. I needed to watch it about 3 times to realise that it is one of the best films I have ever seen (and I have seen a lot).
I can't help but feel that a film like this is lost on this generation with it's tv-induced, short attention span. This is one to sit back and let the pace take you over like other masterpieces such as "2001" and "koyaanisqatsi".
Beautifully shot scenes, brilliant acting (just look at the cast! - Philip Seymour-Hoffman, Jack Davenport, Gwyneth Paltrow ...), superb soundtrack, but most of all the incredibly deep characterisation make this film a real gem. This film is not even in the same league as Minghella's much acclaimed earlier film "The English Patient".
We are made to empathise with a serial killer and feel sad as we see his tragic life spin out of control.
A film for the more intelligent film-goer.