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Capote (2005)
IMDb Rating 7.9
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Philip Seymour Hoffman Truman Capote
Catherine Keener Harper Lee
Clifton Collins Jr. Perry Smith
Chris Cooper Alvin Dewey
Bruce Greenwood Jack Dunphy
Bob Balaban William Shawn
Amy Ryan Marie Dewey
Mark Pellegrino Richard Hickock
Allie Mickelson Laura Kinney
Marshall Bell Warden Marshall Krutch
Jr. Clifton Collins
Kelci Stephenson Nancy Clutter
Craig Archibald Christopher
Plot
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
Movie Details
Genre Biography; Drama
Director Bennett Miller
Producer Caroline Baron; Michael Ohoven
Writer Dan Futterman; Gerald Clarke
Studio Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Country Canada
Language English
Audience Rating R
Running Time 114 mins
Movie Release Date 9/2/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 596
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 3/28/2006
Product Details
Region Region
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 043396126480
Release Date 3/21/2006
Subtitles Cantonese Chinese; French; Korean; Portuguese; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
[None]
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