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on 8 December 2015
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 adaptations. The late Phillip Seymour Hoffman gives what became one of the outstanding performances of his all too short career. Cannot imagine anyone else in the role. An excellent and intriguing biopic more for the fact that it's based on how Capote created on his most controversial and legendary works In Cold Blood rather than a simple 'life story' film. Supporting cast are excellent. Even if you're not a fan or familiar with the works of Truman Capote (Breakfast At Tiffanys amongst others) this is still an intriguing watch for its storyline as it revolves around his delving into a real life murder case. No backstory of Capote or his life or works is required to enjoy this immense and at times dark film. Worth every penny and a real keeper. A feather in the cap of PSH career.
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on 24 August 2017
If I, as a viewer, was meant to empathize with Capote and /or the killers then it failed miserably.
It is difficult to listen to the character of Capote, as portrayed by Hoffman, because the voice is soooo irritating ;realism gone OTT as it is awkward to understand what he is saying.
Wonder why the film was made in the first place !
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on 13 February 2010
Who and what was Truman Capote? I bought this DVD to find out. The enigma remains for many people, including myself. What made him an icon in literary societies in the nineteen fifties and especailly the sixties following the publication of his novel:'In cold Blood'? This film(DVD)answers some of those questions: it covers his obsession with writing the truth about horrendous multiple murders in western Kansas; it covers many aspects of Capote, the man: his goal to be popular, to become associated with the literary elite; his passion for fame, for truth and honesty. Yet, he is a lonely man, haunted by personal demons, clings to people, especilally Nelle Harper Lee on whom he is dependent throughout the investigation. Capote is depicted as a competent investgative journalist. But was he a literary giant? That question will be debated for decades. What is not in doubt is that he will remain a signifciant cog in the history of the US literature. A talented man with never-ending drive; a person thriving for supreme recognition. his mind a dark cloak covering a constant fight to overcome a massive inferority complex. The actors and the production team of this DVD portray the man, his friends plus the society of that period with subtlety.
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HALL OF FAMEon 19 April 2009
`Capote' explores the life of Truman Capote as he wrote his most well known book `In Cold Blood'. It follows him as he befriends one of the killers of a horrible murder and gains his trust to get information for the book. Capote (the man) comes across as narcissistic, egotistical and manipulative and yet you can't help but also find him at times both charming and funny. The film also looks at his friendship with Harper Lee and how they supported one another's literary careers. Philip Seymour Hoffman deserves every accolade he received for this film and his performance is spell binding, you are truly riveted by his every look and inflection. You may not have the most respect for Capote by the end of this film, but as far as bio-pics go this one is outstanding. If you've read `In Cold Blood' then this makes for interesting and relevant viewing and if not then I highly recommend you do so, it is an incredible piece of writing and puts this film in greater context. A film that is deserving of all it's praise and well worth a look.

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on 21 June 2017
Really like this Actor. He plays a USA newsman investigating the murder of a family in the (Southern) USA. Despite the Subject of the Film - lots of wry humour;
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on 8 May 2017
Philip Hoffman Seymour is excellent as Trueman Capote in this true story, as he investigates the murder of an innocent family with the help of Catherine Keener as Harper Lee; the author of To Kill A Mocking Bird.
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on 23 December 2017
Excellent Service. Very Quick. The product itself is amazing. Well worth it.
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on 18 March 2016
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.
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on 17 January 2014
The novel "In cold blood" has been sold in some one million copies... This film shows what was behind the writing of the book, how Truman Capote collected information and got in touch with the characters. If you liked the book, you'll be interested by this film.
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on 17 July 2016
All appears to be fine with this product.
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