DVD - 2006
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.
- Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Culver City, Calif. :
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
- Item Description
- Based on the book by Gerald Clarke.
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.
- Physical Description
- 1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
- DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
- MPAA rating: R; for some violent images and brief strong language.
- 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).
- Production Credits
- Director of photography, Adam Kimmel ; editor, Christopher Tellefsen ; music, Mychael Danna.
- Other Authors