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Highsmith's 'Two Faces' caught director's eye
Highsmith's 'Two Faces' caught director's eye

American novelist Patricia Highsmith was a master of the psychological thriller who attracted the eye of so many filmmakers. Alfred Hitchcock's 1951 version of her first book, "Strangers on a Train," is one of his cinematic masterpieces. Rene Clement in the 1960s and Anthony Minghella in 1999 adapted Highsmith's 1955 book, "The Talented Mr. Ripley," into acclaimed movies. And now Oscar-nominated screenwriter Hossein Amini ("The Wings of the Dove") has made his feature directorial debut with his adaptation of Highsmith's lesser-known 1964 novel, "The Two Faces of January," which opened Friday. Set in 1962 in Athens, Crete and...