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Capote (2005)

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In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Laura Kinney
Kelci Stephenson ... Nancy Clutter
... Truman Capote
... Christopher
... Barbara
... Rose
... Grayson
... Williams (as Michael J. Berg)
... Nelle Harper Lee
... Porter
Andrew Farago ... Car Rental Agent
Ken Krotowich ... Courthouse Guard
... Alvin Dewey
R.D. Reid ... Roy Church
Rob McLaughlin ... Harold Nye (as Robert McLaughlin)
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Famed writer Truman Capote, southern born and bred but now part of the New York City social circle, is growing weary of his current assignment of writing autobiographical type pieces for the New Yorker. After reading a newspaper article about the just occurred November 14, 1959 cold blooded murders of the Clutter family in their rural Kansas home, Truman feels compelled to write about that event as his next article. So he and his personal assistant Nelle Harper Lee, also a southern born New Yorker and an aspiring writer of her own, head to Kansas to research the story first-hand. Truman hopes to use his celebrity status to gain access to whomever he needs, such as to Laura Kinney, a friend of the Clutter daughter she who discovered the bodies, and to Alvin Dewey, the lead police investigator and also a Clutter family friend. If his celebrity doesn't work, Truman will grease the wheels by whatever means necessary. When the police eventually charge suspects, two young men named Dick ... Written by Huggo

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Rated R for some violent images and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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3 February 2006 (USA)  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$324,857, 2 October 2005, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$28,747,570, 23 April 2006
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Philip Seymour Hoffman lost 40 pounds for his role. See more »

Goofs

When Capote's luggage is placed on the roof of the taxicab in Spain, it is clear that the position of the rope used to tie down the luggage changes between cuts. In some shots the rope tightly runs across the luggage. In other shots the rope is falling off the luggage. In addition, when the cab pulls away, the rope is not even there. See more »

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[first lines]
Laura Kinney: Hello? Nancy?
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Featured in Truman Capote: Answered Prayers (2006) See more »

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My Little Suede Shoes
(1951)
Written by Charlie Parker
Performed by Paul Smith Trio
Courtesy of Criterion Music Productions
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Phillip Seymour Hoffman Shines in a Chilling, Cold Blooded Performance
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......................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA and ORLANDO, FL

Phillip Seymour Hoffman was the kind of actor who, because of his physical appearance and demeanor, rarely was given the opportunity to take on a title role. Here, at last, was a stand out exception to that rule! In Capote, Hoffman was able to show us his true artistic ability. The Result: A well- deserved Oscar as best actor.

It is quite a veritable shame that we will never again be able to see him in any new portrayals! CAPOTE, of course, is a true story, on this occasion, set in the 60's, Truman Capote, an author and human being who was truly extremely unique and most out of the ordinary, albeit, at times, highly conflicted …Characteristics that Hoffman very clearly transmits to us, as viewers, in this truly outstanding biopic!

(8 Stars)...ENJOY!/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!.....KissEnglishPasto@Yahoo.com


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