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Ripley (Netflix) - based on Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels - S: Andrew Scott - premieres 4/4/24



Few things are more captivating than a con man in action, especially when the stakes reach deadly heights.

Ripley, written, directed, and executive produced by Academy Award winner Steve Zaillian (The Irishman, The Night Of), will immerse you in a suspense-filled journey set in Italy in the ’60s. Andrew Scott (All of Us Strangers, Fleabag) leads the eight-episode limited series as the roguish protagonist Tom Ripley.

Scott’s Tom Ripley is a grifter scraping by in early ’60s New York. He’s hired by a wealthy industrialist to travel to Italy to try to convince the man’s dilettante son, Dickie Greenleaf (Johnny Flynn), to return home. Accepting the job is Tom’s first step into a complex life of deceit, fraud, and murder.

In addition to Scott in the title role and Flynn (Lovesick, Emma) as Dickie Greenleaf, the wealthy loafer who Ripley is attempting to lure home, there’s Dakota Fanning (The Equalizer, The First Lady) as Marge Sherwood, Dickie’s girlfriend, who suspects darker motives underlie Tom’s affability.

Ripley premieres April 4 on Netflix.
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Re: Ripley (Netflix) - based on Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels - S: Andrew Scott - premieres 4/4/24

Interesting. Might be worth it if the reviews are good.

Despite the fantastic cast, I thought The Talented Mr. Ripley was a bit of a let down when i originally watched it. Iím not sure Iíve seen any of the other Ripley movies.
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Re: Ripley (Netflix) - based on Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels - S: Andrew Scott - premieres 4/4/24

Huge fan of Highsmithís books and I generally like all the adaptations so far, but I didnít even know this was happening until today. Promising trailer and Scott is a great choice, Iím in!
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Trailer looks excellent casting is superb
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Re: Ripley (Netflix) - based on Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels - S: Andrew Scott - premieres 4/4/24

Well fuck, I was hoping for an Alien TV series.
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Yeah, this looks fantastic. Excited for this
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Re: Ripley (Netflix) - based on Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels - S: Andrew Scott - premieres 4/4/24

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Well fuck, I was hoping for an Alien TV series.
You're getting one on FX.
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Re: Ripley (Netflix) - based on Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels - S: Andrew Scott - premieres 4/4/24

This looks fucking badass.
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Re: Ripley (Netflix) - based on Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels - S: Andrew Scott - premieres 4/4/24

This is out tomorrow.
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Re: Ripley (Netflix) - based on Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels - S: Andrew Scott - premieres 4/4/24

There is a show debuting this week whose review embargo lifts at the moment it is available to the public. So if you're wondering why you can't already read, hypothetically, rave reviews for something you're excited about, that just might be why.
​​​​​​​I think this is what Sepinwall was referring to
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Originally Posted by BDB
​​​​​​​I think this is what Sepinwall was referring to
That's not the first cryptic comment/review I've seen from someone that (assumingly) pertains to this.
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It was related to this, and based on the Thread I saw he appears to like it.
Netflixs finds a new thrilling approach to the material
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Re: Ripley (Netflix) - based on Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels - S: Andrew Scott - premieres 4/4/24

Wow, so the series is entirely in B&W? I don't know if I've seen that for a TV series since Bewitched, Twilight Zone and early Gilligan's Island.

Looks cool, but kind of unnecessary given how awesome the film is.
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Originally Posted by BDB
It was related to this, and based on the Thread I saw he appears to like it.
Netflixs finds a new thrilling approach to the material
This was actually originally made to air on Showtime and then moved to Netflix.
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Re: Ripley (Netflix) - based on Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels - S: Andrew Scott - premieres 4/4/24

I watched the first episode. I can't stress how absolutely gorgeous it looks in Black & White. Stunning and breathtaking. Nothing on TV looks anything like this.
It moves at a glacial pace, but I'm still intrigued. Scott is very meticulous, and so far doesn't exude the charisma and confidence of Matt Damon's Ripley. But it's still early. I'm going to keep watching.
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Re: Ripley (Netflix) - based on Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels - S: Andrew Scott - premieres 4/4/24

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I watched the first episode. I can't stress how absolutely gorgeous it looks in Black & White. Stunning and breathtaking. Nothing on TV looks anything like this.
It moves at a glacial pace, but I'm still intrigued. Scott is very meticulous, and so far doesn't exude the charisma and confidence of Matt Damon's Ripley. But it's still early. I'm going to keep watching.

Have you ever watched the other Ripley adaptations? There's the 1960 film Purple Moon starring Alan Delon. It's on BD from Criterion. There's also Ripley's Game starring John Malkovich as an older version of Ripley. Awesome films.
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gonna watch the film this weekend the mrs never saw it.
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Re: Ripley (Netflix) - based on Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels - S: Andrew Scott - premieres 4/4/24

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Have you ever watched the other Ripley adaptations? There's the 1960 film Purple Moon starring Alan Delon. It's on BD from Criterion. There's also Ripley's Game starring John Malkovich as an older version of Ripley. Awesome films.
I've never seen either one, though I've heard of the Malkovich film.
The cast of the 1999 film is as good as any cast in any movie in history. Damon, Paltrow, Law, Blanchett and PSH at the absolute pinnacle of their star and acting powers. It's the '27 Yankees of acting.
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I've never seen either one, though I've heard of the Malkovich film.
The cast of the 1999 film is as good as any cast in any movie in history. Damon, Paltrow, Law, Blanchett and PSH at the absolute pinnacle of their star and acting powers. It's the '27 Yankees of acting.

Ironically, I've yet to see the Matt Damon version. There was also one called Ripley Under Ground that came out in 2005 and Ripley was played by Barry Pepper. Haven't seen that one either. I also haven't seen The American Friend, which was directed by Wim Wenders and stars Dennis Hopper as Ripley - that one came out in the late 70s.

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Originally Posted by Why So Blu?
Ironically, I've yet to see the Matt Damon version. There was also one called Ripley Under Ground that came out in 2005 and Ripley was played by Barry Pepper. Haven't seen that one either. I also haven't seen The American Friend, which was directed by Wim Wenders and stars Dennis Hopper as Ripley - that one came out in the late 70s.
Watch it. Decker is right, there's really nothing bad that can be said about it other than we didn't get to see Damon reprise the role in a sequel. It's funny, sad, and suspenseful. Philip Seymour Hoffman steals every scene he's in acting like a total douchebag. RIP.
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Re: Ripley (Netflix) - based on Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels - S: Andrew Scott - premieres 4/4/24

Watched the first episode and was completely captivated - I'm in for the season. Aside from the B&W, it reminds me of Better Call Saul. Its pace, camera angles and attention to detail.

I need to revisit some of the older Ripley movies and read the Highsmith series. I've only seen the '99 movie (which was great).
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Re: Ripley (Netflix) - based on Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels - S: Andrew Scott - premieres 4/4/24

I just got a new LG OLED C3 setup a couple days ago, and I started watching Ripley last night. Holy crap, I kept pausing the episodes to stare at the screen, the cinematography is stunning and the blacks are... black! My mind is blown! This is just Cinema mode with no other calibration:








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I can only repeat what others have said. I'm only 2 episodes in and the show is moving slowly but it's so gorgeous to look at that I don't mind. Andrew Scott isn't showing the charm I'd expect from a con man but no doubt the sexy priest will eventually show up.
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Re: Ripley (Netflix) - based on Highsmith's Tom Ripley novels - S: Andrew Scott - premieres 4/4/24

Didn't realize this at first but having cinematographer Robert Elswit (There Will Be Blood) behind the camera certainly doesn't hurt.

There's a great article on the topic over at Vanity Fair - Inside the Stunning, Devious Cinematography of Netflix’s ‘Ripley’ | Vanity Fair
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