April 19, 2008

...Capote (2005)

Beautiful panoramas, wonderful performances, and a tightly-written script highlight Capote, the story of the writer's relationship with the murderers and townspeople he wrote about in his tome, In Cold Blood. It's also a time capsule of images from the late 50s/early 60s and a seemingly honest portrayal of all involved. Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote, an Oscar winner for this performance, and Catherine Keener as Harper Lee (author of To Kill A Mockingbird) have a special chemistry that envelopes the production in honesty and sincerity.

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