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Author: Bennett MillerCaroline BaronWilliam VinceMichael OhovenDan FuttermanAll authors
Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2006] ©2006
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
In 1959, Truman Capote was a popular writer for The New Yorker. He learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, "In Cold Blood." He arranges  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Biographical
Crime
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Drama
Interviews
Teatro
French language materials
Spanish language materials
Portuguese language materials
Chinese language materials
Korean language materials
Thai language materials
Bahasa language materials
Materiales en español
Crime films
Fiction films
Film adaptations
Films
Entretiens Films
Named Person: Truman Capote; Perry Edward Smith; Gerald Clarke; Truman Capote; Perry Edward Smith; Truman Capote; Gerald Clarke; Perry Edward Smith; Truman Capote; Truman Capote; Truman Capote
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bennett Miller; Caroline Baron; William Vince; Michael Ohoven; Dan Futterman; Philip Seymour Hoffman; Catherine Keener; Clifton Collins, Jr.; Bruce Greenwood; Bob Balaban; Mark Pellegrino; Chris Cooper; Mychael Danna; Christopher Tellefsen; Adam Kimmel; Kasia Walicka-Maimone; Jess Gonchor; Gerald Clarke; United Artists Corporation,; Sony Pictures Classics (Firm),; A-Line Pictures,; Cooper's Town Productions (Firm),; Infinity Media (Firm),; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (Firm),; Clifton Collins; Cooper's Town Productions.
ISBN: 1404998101 9781404998100
Language Note: English and French language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), Korean, Thai, Bahasa Indonesia; closed-captioned.
OCLC Number: 62709417
Notes: Based on the book by Gerald Clarke.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: two audio commentary soundtracks, one with Philip Seymour Hoffman and director Bennett Miller and one with director Bennett Miller and cinematographer Adam Kimmel; two making-of featurettes; Answered prayers, a documentary on Truman Capote.
Credits: Director of photography, Adam Kimmel ; editor, Christopher Tellefsen ; music, Mychael Danna ; costume designer, Kasia Walicka-Maimone ; production designer, Jess Gonchor.
Cast: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins, Jr., Bruce Greenwood, Bob Balaban, Mark Pellegrino, Chris Cooper.
Awards: Golden Globes, USA, 2006: Best performance by an actor in a motion picture - drama (Philip Seymour Hoffman); Academy Awards, USA, 2006: Best performance by an actor in a leading role (Philip Seymour Hoffman).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for some violent images and brief strong language.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Special features include: 2 behind the scenes documentaries; "Answered Prayers" a documentary on Truman Capote; Philip Seymour Hoffman and director Bennett Miller commentary; Director Bennett Miller and cinematographer Adam Kimmel commentary.
Other Titles: Capote (Motion picture)
Responsibility: United Artists and Sony Pictures Classics present an A-Line Pictures/Cooper's Town Productions/Infinity Media production ; directed by Bennett Miller ; screenplay by Dan Futterman ; produced by Caroline Baron ; produced by William Vince and Michael Ohoven.
Local System Bib Number:
98615

Abstract:

In 1959, Truman Capote was a popular writer for The New Yorker. He learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, "In Cold Blood." He arranges extensive interviews with the convicted killers, especially with Perry Smith. However, his feelings of compassion for Perry conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction.
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