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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
In the movie The Big Lebowski (1998), the photo that the PI shows the Dude of Bunny Lebowski's farm is the photo of the real Clutter home, where the murder chronicled in Truman Capote's "In Cold Blood" took place. Two "Lebowski" actors went on to appear in Capote (2005): Philip Seymour Hoffman (Brandt in "Lebowski"), plays Truman Capote, and Mark Pellegrino, (Blond Treehorn Thug in "Lebowski"), plays Dick Hickock (one of the murderers of that farm's inhabitants). See more »
Although depicted in several scenes typing furiously on a typewriter, Truman Capote was famous for writing everything in longhand. He never typed any of his novels or short stories. See more »
Phillip Seymour Hoffman Shines in a Chilling, Cold Blooded Performance
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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!
Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!.....KissEnglishPasto@Yahoo.com
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