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Twenty Minutes Missing from "Mr. Ripley"

Mar 09,2000
The release of the American movie,'The Talented Mr. Ripley' on March 4 has angered some audiences. Many are protesting the fact that 20 minutes have been cut from the original film.
There was one moviegoer who called a newspaper to complain that 'the movie didn't correspond with the movie review.'
In a preview for movie reporters, 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' ran for 2 hours and 19 minutes, in its uncut form.
Unfortunately, there have been an increasing number of angry viewers who are complaining that the 'movie made no sense.'
'The Talented Mr. Ripley' is a remake of the 1960 French movie, 'Plein Soleil',starring Alain Delon. 'Plain Soleil' was warmly received for its well crafted plot.
Deleting parts from the original plot jeopardizes the entire story in 'Mr. Ripley'. Unreasonable editing leaves five to six scenes in a mess and the distributors have acknowledged their mistake.
This is not the first time distributors have ruthlessly shortened a movie's running time. A source in the industry revealed that, "In areas outside of Seoul, we sometimes see whole sequences being changed."
Angry moviegoers are venting their frustrations on Internet bulletin boards, "They are cutting out scenes as they please, even when there's nothing wrong with it, just to save time and earn more money. How dare they!"




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