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Other Voices, Other Rooms (1995)

Not Rated | | Drama | 5 December 1997 (USA)
Other Voices, Other Rooms

Director:

David Rocksavage

Writers:

Truman Capote (novel), Sara Flanigan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lothaire Bluteau ... Randolph Skully
Anna Thomson ... Amy Skully
David Speck David Speck ... Joel Sansom
April Turner April Turner ... Zoo
Frank Hoyt Taylor ... Ed Sansom (as Frank Taylor)
Leonard Watkins Leonard Watkins ... Jesus Fever
Aubrey Dollar ... Idabell Thompkins
Liz Byler ... Florabell Thompkins (as Elizabeth Byler)
Moses Gibson Moses Gibson ... Little Sunshine
Terri Dollar ... Ellen Kendall
Jayne Morgan Jayne Morgan ... Cafe Woman
Brian Moeller Brian Moeller ... Roger
Lonnie Hamilton Lonnie Hamilton ... Old Man on Bus
Yamilet Hidalgo ... Dolores (as Yami Hildago)
Wayne Caparas ... Pepe Alvarez
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Storyline

Truman Capote's semi-autobiographical first novel about coming of age in the Deep South during the 1930s centers on 13-year-old Joel Sansom (David Speck), who reunites with his estranged father at the family's shabby plantation, where he must contend with his father's feisty mistress and a strange cousin. Against this less-than-ideal backdrop, Joel slowly matures into an upstanding young man. Written by yusufpiskin

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The Heart is deceitful, Who can know it?"

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Drama

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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

Prelude No. 6 (Des pas sur la neige)
Composed by Claude Debussy
Performed by Alexa Babakhanian
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Early Truman Capote work finally makes its way to film and video
5 April 2000 | by gonz30See 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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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 December 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Más hangok, más szobák See more »

Filming Locations:

Charleston, South Carolina, USA See more »

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Golden Eye Films See more »
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