Sunday, April 10, 2011

(the talented) Mr. Ripley

Matt Damon delivers an o so compelling performance in this intelligent thriller but is this fancyboi, this Mr. Ripley someone that readers should admire as prototype?  I mean look at him in a smart pair of lime-chartreuse swim trunks (US $30) posing in front of a canvas beach umbrella ($200) and wearing with casual fierceness a windswept swoop haircut across his forehead (priceless).  A classic beach look indeed!  But a touchstone of the fop is that his look is genuine and consonant with his inner esprit.  Not some affected costume he parades around like a husky kindergartener dressed as a jackolantern on Halloween.  No Mr Ripley is not pure fancy but an evil foil who mimics our primo Princetonian expat Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) as part of a sexual quest to lure him from Marge (Gwen Paltrow).  There shall be no dandies in my nostalgia of the 1950s Italian Riviera!

Final verdict and relevant haiku:

With x-ray vision
Marge undoes ur belt and sees
Eww Gross!  Dandy pants.

1 comment:

  1. A nice turn of phrase
    Dandy pants on Mister R
    Un-mellow yellow.