“Don’t you just take the past and put it in a room in a basement and lock the door and never go in there? That’s what I do. And then you meet someone special and all you want to do is to toss them the key and say, ‘Open up, step inside,’ but you can’t because it’s dark. There’s demons, and if anybody saw how ugly it is…”
— The Talented Mr. Ripley (1997), screenplay by Anthony Minghella, novel by Patricia Highsmith
The Daily Dialogue theme this week: Jealousy, suggested by Shannon Corbeil.
Trivia: Is based on a novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith. There are also four novels which follow “The Talented Mr. Ripley” named: “Ripley Underground,” “Ripley’s Game,” “The Boy Who Followed Ripley,” and finally “Ripley Under Water.”
Dialogue On Dialogue: Here Tom (Matt Damon) gives expression to the shadow part of his psyche, dark impulses he has which fomented the jealousy which eventually drove him to murder.
Daily Dialogue — March 15, 2017