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Infamous (2006)

While researching his novel 'In Cold Blood', writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

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On November 16, 1959, Truman Capote reads about the murder of a Kansas family. There are no suspects. With Harper Lee, he visits the town: he wants to write about their response. First he must get locals to talk, then, after arrests, he must gain access to the prisoners. One talks constantly; the other, Perry Smith, says little. Capote is implacable, wanting the story, believing this book will establish a new form of reportage: he must figure out what Perry wants. Their relationship becomes something more than writer and character: Perry killed in cold blood, the state will execute him in cold blood; does Capote get his story through cold calculation, or is there a price for him to pay? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for language, violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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13 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Every Word Is True  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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$452,966 (USA) (15 October 2006)

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$1,150,403 (USA) (17 December 2006)
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Sigourney Weaver talked to Babe Paley's daughter while researching for the role. The girl told her about a habit her mother had (covered the teeth whenever she smiled) and Weaver actually did it on the movie. See more »

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Vacuum-formed yellow "Dollar General" sign visible as Perry and Dicky are being brought in by the police. The Dollar General name was not used until 1968. See more »

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Slim Keith: [of Truman's lover Jack] He has the social graces of a syringe.
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References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

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Teacher's Pet
Written by Joe Lubin
Performed by Doris Day
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment
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Brilliant
17 October 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Forget Capote! This film blows Bennett Miller's version out of the water. Not to take anything away from the Hoffman performance, but Toby Jones is incredible as the late Truman Capote making me understand his pain and love and guilt for Perry Smith and his demise. This was all accomplished from a legitimately real place, not some "pull-my-heartstrings-Ron-Howard- music-swells" sort of way. The scene after he returns from his liason with Perry and the shift of emotions we see in Jones' face is reminiscent of Diane Lane's "train sequence" in Unfaithful. Incredible. And Sandra Bullock...where have you been hiding? Please Academy, do not be afraid to honor this film so close to its predecessor.


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