On November 15, 1959, the brutal murder of a family in a small Kansas town sent shockwaves through the nation – and captured the attention of one of the most distinctive minds of our time. One-of-a-kind author Truman Capote was sent to Kansas to pen an article about the crimes for The New Yorker magazine. He ended up writing one of the most celebrated books of the century.
Capote follows Truman Capote (Hoffman) on his odyssey to create the landmark bestseller In Cold Blood. With signature style and mordant wit – and his friend Harper Lee (Keener) in tow –
Capote attempts to charm the locals and work his way into the story behind the murders. He’s soon shocked, however, to find himself forming a friendship with one of the killers, Perry Smith (Collins). As the book nears completion and execution day approaches, Capote finds himself torn in directions he never anticipated and is forever changed by his experiences.
Movie PictureThe writers of Capote, are the winners of the 18th annual USC Scripter Award, a literary award that honors both author and screenwriter for best adaptation of a book, novella or short story to film.
Gerald Clarke’s book was adapted for the screen by actor-turned-screenwriter Dan Futterman. Clarke and Futterman will be honored for their work on the film Capote at the Scripter Award ceremony, the black-tie gala to be held on Feb. 11 in USC’s Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library and hosted by the Friends of the USC Libraries.Read More
Reese Witherspoon took best actress honors for her performance as June Carter in Walk the Line, and Amy Adams was chosen best supporting actress for her role as a pregnant Southern girl in Junebug.
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In the film Capote, Clifton Collins Jr. portrays Perry as a naive, confused simple man. He also makes you believe Perry fell for Truman as more than a friend, but a confidant. He trusted Truman to really tell his story as the truth, and possibly find him not guilty in this case.
Was it a conscious effort to make Perry similar to Robert Blake in In Cold Blood?Read More
Philip Seymour Hoffman steps into the shoes of Truman Capote in his latest film Capote. The film is based on Truman's life and how he came to write the best selling novel In Cold Blood. The story focuses on Truman and his relationship with the two men responsible for the murders of an entire family.
Philip's portrayal of Truman is amazing and should be recognized at Oscar time. We spoke with Philip up in Toronto a day after the film's release at the Toronto Film Festival.Read More
Production Weekly reports that actress Kate Hudson is set to join Owen Wilson in the comedy You, Me and Dupree, for Joe and Anthony Russo to direct.
In the long history of unwanted houseguests, no pestilent infestation quite matches what happens Randy Dupree (Wilson) moves in with newlyweds Carl and Molly Peterson.Read More
Capote is Produced by Caroline Baron, William Vince and Michael Ohoven and Executive Produced by Dan Futterman, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Kerry Rock. Director of Photography, Adam Kimmel. Music Composer, Mychael Danna. Costumes, Kasia Walicka Maimone. Casting Avy Kaufman.
Capote was released September 30th, 2005.Read More