Capote [videorecording] / United Artists and Sony Pictures Classics present an A-Line Pictures/Cooper's Town Productions/Infinity Media production
DVDs | Sony Pictures Home Entertainment | c2006 | Widescreen version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD C DRAMA)
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Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2006.
1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
Includes English and dubbed French language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, and Bahasa.
Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins, Jr., Bruce Greenwood, Bob Balaban, Mark Pellegrino, Chris Cooper.
Producers, Caroline Baron, Michael Ohoven, William Vince ; screenplay, Dan Futterman ; director, Bennett Miller ; director of photography, Adam Kimmel ; editor, Christopher Tellefsen ; music, Mychael Danna.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Based on the book by Gerald Clarke.
Golden Globes, USA, 2006: Golden Globe - Best performance by an actor in a motion picture - drama (Philip Seymour Hoffman).
MPAA rating: R; for some violent images and brief strong language.
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 Halcomb, 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 prisoners, 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.
Special features: behind the scenes documentaries ; "Answered prayers" a documentary ; commentaries.
MW, 3-06; 6-06(add); 2-14(add)
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