Other Voices, Other Rooms

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Randolph Skully
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Amy Skully (as Anna Thomson)
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Joel Sansom
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Zoo
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Ed Sansom (as Frank Taylor)
Leonard Watkins ...
Jesus Fever
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Idabell Thompkins
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Florabell Thompkins (as Elizabeth Byler)
Moses Gibson ...
Little Sunshine
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Ellen Kendall
Jayne Morgan ...
Cafe Woman
Brian Moeller ...
Roger
Lonnie Hamilton ...
Old Man on Bus
Yamilet Hidalgo ...
Dolores (as Yami Hildago)
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Pepe
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The Heart is deceitful, Who can know it?"

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Idabel Thompkins was based on Harper Lee who, in turn, modeled the character of Dill in To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) on writer Truman Capote. See more »

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Joel Sansom: Idabell said there was a traveling fair in the next town to Noon City: we could cut through the swamp and hitch a ride with them. We'd go to California and get jobs picking grapes and find a preacher to marry us.
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La Fleur que tu m'avais jetté
from "Carmen"
Composed by Georges Bizet
Tenor: Enrico Caruso
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Early Truman Capote work finally makes its way to film and video
5 April 2000 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

OTHER VOICES, OTHER ROOMS was Truman Capote's first novel. It was later adapted for the stage, and a few years ago, finally made into a film obviously destined to video. Since the film's final format appears to have been known from day one, it is no wonder it has the feel of a TV movie. This is fine, since now it is the way you are going to see it, and on PAL video only, almost three years after its initial release. This typically Capote Southern Gothic drama set in the 30's, is about a young man played by David Speck who goes in search of his ailing father. The father is being cared for by an eccentric pair of cousins, Anne Thomson and an outrageous Lothaire Bluteau. Bluteau, (Jesus of Montreal, Bent,) arguably Canada's best character actor, tackles another challenging role successfully, and is in my opinion the only reason to see this film other than the Capote curiosity factor. The Quebecois actor, whose fluent English has nevertheless always sported his Quebec origins, has difficulties with a Southern accent. But his ample acting abilities and over the top characterization of what is best described as a male Blanche Dubois, still bring the most appealing aspects of this film to life.


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