Saturday, November 05, 2005


When I was in high school, I was obsessed with the book In Cold Blood. I read it over and over, carried it everywhere. I loved thrillers, and this was the first one I had read that was true. Capote's writing captured me, and set a standard for a lot of my reading. To this day, my favorite writers are journalists.

The film Capote is a riveting enactment of the years in Capote's life that were consumed by a murder in Kansas. Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Bruce Greenwood, Bob Baliban and Clifton Collins, transport us to the early 60's, and how these murders affected the writing of Capote's last full novel. This film was powerful for me, and portrayed one man's writing process and the effects on those close to him.

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