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Aro Recommended Capote

 

Canada / USA 2005, 114 minutes
Dir. Bennett Miller
Rating: [M]
Genres: Drama / Serial Killers

Topics: Biopic, Showbiz.

 

Aroview: Polished and sophisticated dramatisation of how writer Truman Capote came to research and create his seminal 'true-crime' masterpiece IN COLD BLOOD, based on a 1959 mass-killing in Kansas.

Dominated by an Oscar-winning performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman which nails the eccentric foibles and ruthless narcissism of Capote to a tee, this proves a gripping account of the meeting of journalistic and creative processes. As the writer goes on to develop strong relationships with one of the killers on death-row, the ambiguities of his situation are brought into ever more intimate focus, culminating in a penetrating, but sympathetic critique of artistic identification and exploitation.

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DVD Features

  • audio commentary
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 16:9
 

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