Its the last Christmas together in Depression era Alabama of a sensitive boy and his elderly cousin who was his closest friend. The two raise enough money to buy the ingredients for 30 fruit cakes, sent mostly to strangers like FDR. They spend Christmas day flying the kites the made for each while Capote's voice over explains their separation, followed by their dog's passing, and a few years later her's.
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Production was nearly canceled when Page's commitment to appear in a Broadway play threatened to coincide with the shooting schedule. The play turned out to be a flop and ran for only ten performances, closing just three days before shooting commenced in Snowdoun, Alabama. See more
To tell the truth, our only really profitable enterprise was the 'fun & freak museum' we conducted in the woodshed two summers ago. The 'fun' was a stereopticon with slide views of Washington and New York, lent us by a relative who had been to those places. The 'freak' was a three-legged biddy chicken hatched by one of our own hens. Everybody hereabouts wanted to see that biddy. We charged grown-ups a nickel - kids two cents - and took in a good twenty dollars before the museum shut down... due...
Edited into Trilogy