The Talented Mr. Ripley

Revealing mistake: When Ripley is leaving New York, there is the shot of the ship sailing out of the harbour. Check out the water - one layer has been 'cloned' on top of another.

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Revealing mistake: During the scene on the boat while Ripley is reading the book, Paltrow gets out of the water and walks to where she is leaving a trail of wet footprints. If you notice there is already one set of footprints that have not dried from an earlier take.

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Revealing mistake: The letter which is typed on the Olivetti portable typewriter (certainly an accurate model for this period) is obviously a modern laser-printed letter, not from a manual typewriter.

Continuity mistake: When Marge gets out of the water and climbs the stairs on the sailboat her swimsuit is blue. But when she is on board and we get a close up it is red.

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Tom Ripley: You're the brother I never had. I'm the brother you never had. I would do anything for you, Dickie.

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Question: I know that Tom had to kill Peter because of Meredith's family being there and all, but what exactly does this end mean? Is Ripley caught as a liar? Does he stay as Dickie for the rest of his life? What exactly does this end suggest?

Answer: He slips back into the original lie he was telling Meredith, so he can be with her. Peter would know he was lying, so Tom must kill him.

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