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Truman Capote - A Sangue Freddo
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nel novembre del 1959, un anno dopo la pubblicazione del suo colazione da tiffany, truman capote si imbatte in un articolo di giornale che riporta lo spietato assassinio di una famiglia del kansas da parte di due vagabondi. colpito dall'efferatezza del delitto, capote si reca sul posto per intervistare gli assassini e scrivere un articolo per il new yorker. mentre la data dell'esecuzione si avvicina, capote stringe un forte legame con gli assassini e la stesura del libro a sangue freddo, opera che cambiera' il corso della letteratura americana, segna profondamente lo scrittore, che uscira' da questa vicenda trasformato oltre ogni sua previsione.
Bolstered by an Oscar-caliber performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman in the title role, Capote ranked highly among the best films of 2005. Written by actor/screenwriter Dan Futterman and based on selected chapters from the biography by Gerald Clarke, this mercilessly perceptive drama shows how Truman Capote brought about his own self-destruction in the course of writing In Cold Blood, the "nonfiction novel" that was immediately acclaimed as a literary milestone. After learning of brutal killings in rural Holcomb, Kansas, in November 1959, Capote gained the confidence of captured killers Perry Smith (Clifton Collins, Jr.) and Dick Hickock (Mark Pellegrino) in an effort to tell their story, but he ultimately sacrificed his soul in the process of writing his greatest book. Hoffman transcends mere mimicry to create an utterly authentic, psychologically tormented portrait of an insincere artist who was not above lying and manipulation to get what he needed. Bennett Miller's intimate direction focuses on the consequences of Capote's literary ambition, tempered by an equally fine performance by Catherine Keener as Harper Lee, Capote's friend and the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, who served as Capote's quiet voice of conscience. Spanning the seven-year period between the Kansas murders and the publication of In Cold Blood in 1966, Capote reveals the many faces of a writer who grew too close to his subjects, losing his moral compass as they were fitted with a hangman's noose. --Jeff Shannon
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At the opening of the film, the clean, flat plains and unadorned farmhouse belonging to the victims form a visual contrast with Capote's frantic life in New York. A naive teenager's discovery of the murders, the savagery of the murders, and effects of the murders on the townspeople continue the contrasts between the harsh realities of local life and the esoteric lifestyle of Capote. When Perry Smith (sensitively played by Clifton Collins, Jr.) and Richard Eugene Hickock (Mark Pellegrino) are arrested, and Capote makes contact with Smith, the viewer suddenly sees Capote and Smith as similar--both lonely, sad, a bit shy, and sometimes frightened. As Perry Smith begins to confide in Capote, the similarities of their backgrounds and dysfunctional families become even more obvious.
Exceptionally opportunistic, Capote is also deeply affected by Smith, feeding him when his hunger strike leaves him close to death, but also borrowing Smith's personal journals for his research because "I don't want the world to see you as a monster.Read more ›
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A depressing movie but one to love for the absolute brilliance of Hoffmans performance.It makes you realise what a sad loss his early death was.He was the finest actor of his time.Published 14 months ago by David Gibbs
Never paid much attention to this when it was originally released. In later years I became quite the Truman Capote fan when I began to actually read his works rather than watch... Read morePublished 17 months ago by W.H. Dean