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The Talented Mr. Ripley

Released 1999
Distributor Miramax

The late Anthony Minghella (The English Patient) directs Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law in an adaptation of one of Patricia Highsmith’s most sinister and sardonic novels. Damon plays Tom Ripley, a walking metaphor for urbane corruption who weaves the spider web plot that results in a series of murderous cat and mouse games ensnaring both Paltrow and Law. The story was first adapted in 1960 as Purple Noon, directed by Rene Clement and starring Alain Delon.

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About Dan Ireland

Dan Ireland loved movies of all shapes, sizes, genres and formats. As co-founder (and co-director) of The Seattle International Film Festival and Co-Artistic Director of The Louisiana International Film Festival, Dan produced over 15 movies including John Huston’s final film, The Dead, and Bernard Rose’s Paperhouse. He made his directorial debut in 1996 with the award winning The Whole Wide World starring Vincent D’Onofrio and a then unknown Renee Zellweger. His other directorial credits include Passionada, Mrs. Palfrey at The Claremont, starring Dame Joan Plowright and E.L. Doctorow’s Jolene, which launched the career of actress Jessica Chastain. What was to be Dan's next project, Mr. Lively, fell apart mere weeks before its scheduled production, a month before his passing on April 14, 2016.

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