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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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$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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Trivia

Sigourney Weaver's first film role was in Annie Hall (1977), which also featured Truman Capote. See more »

Goofs

Early in the movie Harper Lee and Capote order drinks in a Holcomb, Kansas restaurant. At the time of the movie's action, Kansas was dry as a bone. You couldn't buy a drink in a Kansas restaurant until state liquor laws began to change in the mid '80s. See more »

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Truman Capote: When you're talking to them, they seem like perfectly nice boys. To be frank, I'm much more concerned for my safety around Norman Mailer.
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Spoofed in MADtv: Episode #12.7 (2006) See more »

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Forty-Second Street
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Joe Cordi
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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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