Saturday, December 24, 2005

Capote

In Cold Blood was one of my favorite books as a teenager (it was in second place behind Catcher in the Rye), and the movie didn’t disappoint. The story of how Capote came to write the book, the development of his relationships with the protagonists and the townsfolk, the way he promoted his book to the press before he had even written a word of it, his advocacy to keep the killers alive while he was pumping them for information, and then his anxiety for them to finally get executed so that he could finish his book four years later – it was all pitch perfect and great. Excellent casting too. Perry Smith and Richard Hickock seemed to leap out of the page, and Philip Seymour Hoffman as Capote was sublime . Ten out of ten on the Cosmo scale.

1 Comments:

At 11:09 AM, Anonymous Charles Martel said...

There are too damn many movies out there by or about homosexuals. This cannot help us in our dealings with the Saracen.

 

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