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Allie Mickelson Allie Mickelson
Laura Kinney
Kelci Stephenson Kelci Stephenson
Nancy Clutter
Philip Seymour Hoffman Philip Seymour Hoffman
Truman Capote
Craig Archibald Craig Archibald
Christopher
Bronwen Coleman Bronwen Coleman
Barbara
Michael J. Burg Michael J. Burg
Williams


Written by
Dan Futterman Dan Futterman
(screenplay)
Gerald Clarke Gerald Clarke
(book)


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A Brilliant Performance

16 years, 1 month ago at Dec 22 22:10
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This film kind of tore me into two different directions where on one hand I marveled at perhaps one of the most brilliant acting performances I have seen by Philip Seymour Hoffman in his role as Truman Capote, and on the other I restlessly craved for a more engaging storyline.

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A kind of vampiric leech craft.

14 years, 2 months ago at Nov 29 23:02
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''Sometimes when I think of how good my book is going to be, I can't breathe.''

Truman Capote (Hoffman), during his research for his book In Cold Blood, an account of the murder of a Kansas family, the writer develops a close relationship with Perry Smith, one of the killers.

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Well Written and Intriguing

11 years, 10 months ago at Apr 10 0:24
2 votes
Finding Philip Seymour Hoffman to be an exceptional actor, Capote was on my list of movies to view. I knew Truman Capote was an excellent author, with fantastic writing but I had no other knowledge of his personal life. This opened up my eye. The whole aspect of "In Cold Blood", which is what this film revolves around; takes a deep look into Capote's mindset and how this novel came about.
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Description: In 1959, Truman Capote, a popular writer for The New Yorker, learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story material, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, In Cold Blood. To that end, he arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especially with Perry Smith, a quiet and articulate man with a troubled history. As he works on his book, Capote feels some compassion for Perry which in part prompts him ... (more)
Release date: 3 February 2006
Tags: Drama (36), Biography (29), Crime (15), Murder (15), 2005 (15), Prison (12), Biopic (10), Writer (10), (9), 2000s (8), Execution (8), Kansas (8), Journalism (7), Lawyer (6), Novelist (5), Manipulation (4), Oscar (4), Shotgun (4), Warden (4), Leavenworth (4)
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