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Capote - made for P.S.Hoffman
=== ALERT Some Spoilers ===
The movie's premise it's actually, quite simple; There's a murder in the town of Hokum, Kansas, and Truman Capote, one of the writers of the moment, is intrigued by it, and travels there to investigate for what's going to be his next book.
However, this plot line only works as the nexus for a storyline full of subtlety and nuances that create a rich and powerful script. It's a complicated script, because of the controversy of the story between Capote and one of the defendants of the crime; Perry Smith. On the other hand, and repeating myself, Futterman touches that theme with an astonishing finesse and touch, leaving the task of interpreting their relationship almost entirely to the audience. The script has its flaws too, with some little, but maybe unnecessary scenes (under my point of view) and the feeling that it sometimes doesn't go into the "killers" psychology deep enough.
The direction is really good, with some beautiful scenes (as the first time Capote arrives to the house were the murders happened) and great takes, but Miller takes a huge risk as he's, starting from the "one year later scene", in the edge of making the film too dense, or simply, boring. However, and in the final act, everything goes back to normal, and, although I found the end to be a little bit abrupt, it ends magnificently
As you may have heard, the acting is specially incredible. Some secondaries in state of grace as the amazing, with only staring or smiling, Mrs. Catherine Keener, a really good Chris Cooper and a sensational Clifton Collins Jr. I found (don't ask me why) Pellegrino to be the weakest of all the cast, doing, however, a difficult job with good results, but not as good as I expected. I found the scene with the photos a little ridiculous because of him, Ihad the feeling that he couldn't control himself. And, of course, the whole movie's weight fall on Hoffman's back, who does a performance that i don't have words to describe. In the last few years I hadn't seen such an incredible performance; he's not impersonating Capote, he IS Truman Capote. His voice, his mannerisms,... His acting was another risk, as it could have seemed that he was "mocking" Capote, but he's simply enormous in this role.
I give it a 7.5/10 because of some lack of rhythm, and some direction flaws, all almost erased by Phillip Seymou Hoffman's marvelous acting skills.
P.S.: Sorry for the poor English. I'm Spanish.