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Patricia Highsmith
The crime writer's dark world is stranger than (literary) fiction
"...The decadelong revival of classic crime novelist Patricia Highsmith continues apace, with a film of The Two Faces..."

July 25, 2014 Arts Feature by Amy Gentry

The Talented Ms. Highsmith
Norton has reissued A Dog's Ransom and Little Tales of Misogyny from Patricia Highsmith, a Ft. Worth native whose disturbing brand of suspense could be "morbidly comic and surreal" or "traditional and believable," writes Tommi Ferguson.
"...Patricia Highsmith (1921-95), a Ft. Worth native who spent her writing..."

Aug. 23, 2002 Books Feature by Tommi Ferguson

The Talented Mr. Ripley
"...English Patient) is the second director to adapt Patricia Highsmith's novel of the same name, but his film bears..."

Dec. 24, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Carol
Everything about this Fifties lesbian romance is sublime
"...for the screen from a 1952 novel by Patricia Highsmith, Carol began life as a book titled The Price..."

Dec. 25, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Cry of the Owl
Based on the 1962 Patricia Highsmith novel, this mood-heavy film contemplates what happens to a stalker when the object of his obsession returns the favor.
"...This mood-heavy Canadian/German co-production, based on the 1962 Patricia Highsmith novel, contemplates what happens to a stalker when the..."

March 19, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Cry of the Owl
"...taken as their source material a novel by Patricia Highsmith (who also wrote the novel upon which Hitchcock's Strangers..."

April 3, 1992 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Talented Mr. Ripley
"...Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Anthony Minghella's adaptation of Patricia Highsmith's book of the same name takes the best of..."

Sept. 22, 2000 Screens Review by Barry Johnson

Style! Cine! Swashbuckling!
Sampling the latest DVD has to offer
"...era. The American Friend, from the novel by Patricia Highsmith, features Dennis Hopper as Tom Ripley, a far cry..."

March 28, 2003 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

Beware La Barracuda
A murder ballad comes to life in this Austin thriller
"...more from a position of great Texas writer Patricia Highsmith. We actually wrote the first draft at a residency..."

March 10, 2017 Screens Feature by Jessi Cape

Sheri Gallo's Long Campaign
Mapping a path to the Gallo's poll
"...her car windshields – "obviously for advertising purposes," Madelon Highsmith, who witnessed the infraction and contacted an election judge,..."

Dec. 9, 2016 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

Austin Film Festival Announces First Wave of Titles
Lineup drops the latest from Todd Haynes and a Hank Williams biopic
"...and Kyle Chandler. The film is based on Patricia Highsmith's novel, The Price of Salt. Can an English actor..."

Aug. 19, 2015 Screens Post by Josh Kupecki

Films Go Better With Bluebonnets
The Hill Country Film Fest features cinema amid the wildflowers
"...will be represented among the shorts, including Lauren Pruitt's "Highsmith," a drama set in the Fifties; Scott Cobb's "The..."

April 24, 2015 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

July Is Crime Month
As summer heats up, the 'Chronicle' runs afoul of the law, in fiction and nonfiction
"...• Amy Gentry's appreciation of Fort Worth native Patricia Highsmith, the novelist who gave us such chilling works as..."

July 4, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Food-o-File
Walgreens, what will you think of next? Plus, Hi.
"...recently welcomed a new member to their family. Tiny Highsmith Curcio Strickland (4.5 lbs.) bears the maiden names of..."

July 21, 2006 Food Column by Virginia B. Wood

All Wrapped Up
From biopics to end-of-day thrillers, a look at the films you'll be standing in line for this Christmas.
"...Snow Falling on Cedars, Susanna Kaysen's Girl, Interrupted, Patricia Highsmith's The Talented Mr. Ripley, and plays by August Strindberg..."

Nov. 26, 1999 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Swindle
"...the characters' intentions and motivations. Like the novelist Patricia Highsmith, whose material he adapted very successfully in The Cry..."

July 16, 1999 Movie Review by Russell Smith

Making Lists
"...a Texan!" -- Strangers on a Train, by Patricia Highsmith..."

Jan. 1, 1999 Books Feature by Dick Holland

Tunnel Vision
The New Waller Creek
"...on Waller Creek,' says the Sheraton's [general manager Jack] Highsmith, "and I think we're still about 100 consultants away."..."

July 12, 1996 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Austin's Waterloo
Taking a Walk along Waller
"...do along the creek," says Sheraton Austin manager Jack Highsmith, whose Sixth Street hotel (along with its twin, though..."

July 7, 1995 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Women of Mystery
Investigating the latest "persons of interest" in Texas' literary crime scene
"...working the case of Steele's latest victim. Before Patricia Highsmith had ever written Ripley, Hughes had already taken readers..."

Feb. 26, 2016 Arts Feature by Molly Odnitz

Marjorie Baumgarten's Top 10 Films of 2015
"...Screenplay Carol (Phyllis Nagy, based on book by Patricia Highsmith), The Big Short (Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, based on..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Screens Feature by Marjorie Baumgarten

Steve Davis' Top 10 Films of 2015
"...Tóibín), Carol (Phyllis Nagy, based on book by Patricia Highsmith), The Big Short (Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, based on..."

Jan. 1, 2016 Screens Feature by Steve Davis

Lit-urday: The Fever
Megan Abbott novel outfits high schoolers in a fetching shade of noir
"...have flourished under the constraints of genre – Chandler, Highsmith, Le Carre, and Natsuo Kirino are some excellent examples..."

July 5, 2014 Books Post by Amy Kamp

Film Flam
Machete, Muppets, and more
"...Texas Hill Country thriller in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith with deep roots in the music of the region."..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Screens Post by Monica Riese

Gangster Squad
Despite uneven filmmaking and questionable facts, an extraordinary cast brings this story about mobster Mickey Cohen's attempted takeover of L.A. and the handful of honest cops who thwarted him.
"...Patrick, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie and Austin Highsmith...."

Jan. 11, 2013 Movie Review by Louis Black

You Know Nothing of Their Work
Don Graham and the many minds of Texas
"...to Mary Carr, Larry McMurtry and Cormac McCarthy, Patricia Highsmith and Donald Barthelme. Graham's approach is clear-eyed and incisive,..."

Jan. 28, 2011 Books Feature by Cindy Widner

DVD Roundup
"...Ripley's Game stars John Malkovich as Tom Ripley, Patricia Highsmith's beloved serial-killer-cum-art-aficionado. (Ripley's last screen incarnation came by way..."

May 21, 2004 Screens Feature by Kimberley Jones

The Fortress of Solitude
Why are we reviewing Jonathan Lethem's The Fortress of Solitude when everyone else is? Because it's the finest novel of the past five years.
"...Ecstasy getting a kiss on each cheek from Patricia Highsmith and Ursula Le Guin at the same time --..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Books Feature by Shawn Badgley

Double Indemnity, The Blue Dahlia, Strangers on a Train
"...Strangers on a Train was adapted from a Patricia Highsmith novel, and it would seem that it would have..."

June 23, 2000 Screens Review by Jerry Renshaw

Local Bestsellers
Local bestsellers are based on recent sales at Austin bookstores selected to reflect varied reading interests.
"...7. The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith..."

Jan. 21, 2000 Books Column

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