I read 'In Cold Blood' for a college paper a few years back, and I loved it. It's one of the best books I ever read, and Truman Capote is an incredibly talented author. And I've seen 'In Cold Blood', the black & white classic film based on the book, and it also ranks amongst my favorite classic films. And even though I was fascinated by this film as it followed Capote's life as he wrote the book that defined his career, and the performance of Philip Seymour Hoffman was simply one of the finest acting performances ever, overall this film was a big disappointment. The story just went on and on with no real start, middle, or end. Instead, it felt like a bunch of 'a-day-in-the-life-of' scenes rather than a biopic about Capote, which is what I wanted to see.