The Talented Mr. Ripley. Tom Ripley is a twenty-three-year-old living in New York. comes from a fairly disadvantaged background , but has aspirations to a better life .
comes from a fairly disadvantaged background, but has aspirations to a better life.
currently impersonating an agent of the income tax office and collecting supposedly overdue and unpaid taxes from his unsuspecting victims. This most recent scam is more of a silly game than a serious attempt to get money, as he cannot cash the checks he receives.
Scheme seems to have gone wrong and he is expecting imminent arrest when he is approached in a bar by Herbert Greenleaf, the wealthy father of a casual acquaintance.
Mr. Greenleaf hires him to go to Italy to try to persuade his son Dickie to come home.
Dickieis living a bohemian life as a painter and sailor in a small Italian village called Mongibello.
Tom tracks Dickiedownand finds that Dickiehas what seems an enviable life. A trust fund gives him enough to live on and he owns a house by the sea and a boat.
Tom quickly inserts himself into Dickie’slife and the drama unfolds!
However . . .
Typical new home in the 1950s.These homes were springing up everywhere. You’ve probably passed through many neighborhoods that featured homes similar to this, one after the other after the other . . .