Friday, October 14, 2005

Talented Mr. Ripley

When was the last time a movie had more beautiful young stars, perfect costumes, and stunning locations. Will The Talented Mr. Ripley become our generations Philadelphia Story?


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  1. Swagger

    January 21, 2006 at 6:13 pm

    The only thing I think I disliked in the Philadelphia story was a double-breasted suit with no lapels that Cary wore. Hmm, some styles don’t catch on for a reason. The best dressed Cary Grant movie, I feel is the 1941 Hitchcock thriller “Suspicion” with Joan Fontaine.

  2. Jan Jan

    April 15, 2006 at 5:23 am

    Have you ever seen any of Tony Curtis’s movies? I found his suits to be beautifully fitted (slim everythings, jackets with skinny arms) especially in “Goodbye Charlie.”

  3. Su Alteza Imperial

    June 1, 2006 at 8:05 am

    I love “Tallented Mr. Ripley” with all my soul. Jude Law’s clothes are georgeous,the way he moves pure ellegance, his way of life a dream for every “bon vivant”. I almost understand the hate of Ripley when he realices… He´ll never be like him.

  4. Alicia P.

    August 20, 2006 at 3:28 pm

    just stumbling through, but so glad to see this little post — I always think this movie has been really underappreciated for its style.

  5. ortensia

    August 29, 2006 at 6:31 am

    we are totaly on the same page…leopard paltrow’s coat in Venice blew me away…

  6. the expat

    October 9, 2006 at 6:27 pm

    ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ is a hugely underrated film not just for its undoubted stlye, but also its substance. It’s probably due to the critical acclaim given to the French version of the Ripley story ‘Purple Noon’ which is also excellent , with superb clothes and if i remember correctly, Alain Delon….

  7. Tookl

    November 12, 2006 at 1:46 pm

    I absolutely agree with you

  8. Hanna

    November 27, 2006 at 6:39 am

    How about The Great Gatsby?

  9. John

    December 1, 2006 at 2:30 pm

    The Talented Mr Ripley is a superb movie as is the other ‘Ripley’ movie with John Malkovich which is scarier but not as stylish. On the subject of Cary Grant best dressed movie surely it has to be that grey suit in North By Northwest which also has another stylish dresser James Mason, he of the voice.

  10. Anonymous

    December 2, 2006 at 1:57 pm


  11. Anonymous

    December 11, 2006 at 1:47 pm

    The actual movie was just okay, but I watched it a few times for the style and clothes! Jude Law and Gwyneth just captured the whole era with their wardrobe and their demeanors.

  12. jacob friedman

    May 29, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    my favorite jude law outfit in that movie was when they go to this wonderous patio to hear a jazz orchestra and dickie is wearing a crisp white shirt, i think linen khaki pants, a wicker hat, and the most gorgeous deep cobalt silk jacket. the fabric made it look deliberately pilly. since this post is 3 years old and only you, scott, could be reading this, do you know what to call that type of fabric? i’ve been searching for it for 2 years. granted i’m 17 and have a fe wmore years of searching but i’d appreciate any help i can get from someone with your expertise on italian fashion.

    • dcinDC

      July 30, 2012 at 9:15 pm

      Hello – I know a lot of time has passed, and I don’t know if anybody else answered your question – I think the type of silk you are referring to is raw silk.

  13. Lucy Jane

    June 3, 2008 at 5:14 am

    Gwyneth’s rich blue silk or velvet cape/opera coat with the creamy tan lining, the hood collar fastens in a heart shape with the lining showing.
    I want to be her, just for that item, despite everything bad that happens to her in the film.

    But instead i settle for wearing glasses just like Tom’s in the picture. Only i’m a 19 year old girl.

    i make it work.

  14. leticia

    November 21, 2008 at 7:47 am

    so much style!!

  15. Passport Foodie

    July 9, 2009 at 12:54 pm

    I never thought of it that way, but I think you're on to something. Both are great movies. You have to give the edge to Grant and Hepburn though. Especially Cary Grant. No one does it like him anymore.

    Passport Foodie

  16. Oli

    September 25, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Wouldn't that be sad, though? I mean, I love the movie, I love the clothes, I love the actors (Cate Blanchett MUCH more than Gwyneth Paltro). But since the movie take place in the 1950's, it would mena that "our generation" has advanced in fashion by only 15 years from when the Philadelphia Story was shot… Not that our current fashion is that amazing. Trust me, as a European on the US west coast i feel like a fish out of water. But to regress into the 50's is not really a solution, nor is it really indicative of our generation.

  17. costume jewellery

    April 16, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Some great style in that movie. Really should have been talked about more for fashion.

  18. ken hill

    March 14, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    It is definately one of my favourites!

  19. Escort Manchester

    March 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    A brilliant film.

  20. Anonymous

    April 2, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    They all look very nice. I love Gweneth Paltrow vera much ;)


  21. The Continuous Life

    June 28, 2011 at 11:37 am

    one of my favorite movies ever! the style, the class, the scenery! just so sad about him and peter at the end…oh and the music of course!!!

  22. waldo burgos

    April 25, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    such a stunning pic

  23. Patrick

    June 6, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    Finally saw Purple Noon (Plein Soleil) on an Air France flight last fall. Beautifully shot, and Alain Delon’s wardrobe couldn’t be better. Late 50′s Rome looks wonderful!

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