Spanish steps, Rome, Italy - The Talented Mr. Ripley
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja
N 41° 54.370 E 012° 28.980
33T E 291234 N 4642422
Quick Description: Spanish steps (Trinità dei Monti) and its surrounding appeared in a few scenes of Anthony Minghella's movie "The Talented Mr. Ripley" nominated for 5 Oscars in 2000.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 3/3/2011 2:35:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMAWBH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Doug Mathieson
Views: 60

Long Description:
The Talented Mr Ripley is an award winning film by the director Anthony Minghella. Released in 1999 by Paramount Pictures, it's an adaptation of the psychological thriller novel (1955) by Patricia Highsmith. The movie stars numerous popular actors/actresses including: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jack Davenport.

Tom Ripley is a small-time American conman and stone-cold sociopath. As the movie opens, Ripley, mistaken for an old friend of erstwhile shipping heir Dickie Greenleaf, is given an offer by Dickie's wealthy parents: go to the Italian village where Dickie is staying with his fiancee and convince him to return. Ripley, who is, in fact, wanted by the law, accepts. Traveling to Italy, Ripley befriends both Dickie and his novel-writing fiancee, Marge. Although the Italian village and his newfound friends make Ripley feel as though he is in paradise, things quickly begin to deteriorate. Understanding that he is never going to return with Dickie, the Greenleafs cut Ripley off from his monthly paycheck, while, simultaneously, he is informed that Dickie and Marge will be vacationing elsewhere without him, and they wish him to be gone when they return. Realizing that his wonderful new life is ending before it even begins, Ripley reacts quickly, with sociopathic skill. Inviting Dickie out for a boat ride, Tom clubs him to death with an oar and sinks his body.
Upon his return to land, the newly rechristened "Dickie Greenleaf" heads for Rome, where he continues to cash Dickie's stipend checks and live the good life. But, all is not well for "Dickie," for the real Dickie's friends have noticed his disappearance and the banks have grown suspicious of "his" recent signatures.
Just in Rome some scenes of the movie were enacted. A few of them were taken on famous Spanish steps. Here Tom Ripley (Matt Damon)met
Meredith Logue (Cate Blanchett)a wealthy heiress he met when first arriving in Italy and to whom he introduced himself as Dickie Greenleaf before he had even met Dickie. Just here troubles of Tom Ripley "begin to escalate"...
Movie or TV Show: The Talented Mr. Ripley

Year Released or First Aired: 1,999.00

IMDB Link: [Web Link]

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