The Allure of the Serial Killer Hero

The Allure of the Serial Killer Hero Patricia Highsmith’s Ripley novels never fail to lure me into rooting for the murderous hero. It seems that I am far from alone. There is a proliferation of articles with titles such as The New American Hero: Dexter, Serial Killer for the Masses. Nonetheless, I can’t help but […]

The American Friend DVD Review

DVD Review– The American Friend from the Patricia Highsmith Novel

DVD Review– The American Friend (Der amerikanische Freund)  (DVD Review– The American Friend by Christopher Chan who looks at Bruno Ganz and Dennis Hopper) Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game, the 1977 movie The American Friend is an intriguing experiment in crime drama. The West German production is bilingual, blending English dialogue with German […]