Capote [Blu-ray] [2005]

  • SKU: 4565004
  • Release Date: 10/09/2012
  • Rating: R
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Overview

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Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (24 out of 25)

Special Features


  • Making of Capote
  • Answered Prayers - A Documentary on Truman Capote
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman and Director Bennett Miller Commentary
  • Director Bennett Miller and Cinematographer Adam Kimmel Commentary

Synopsis


Capote
The creation of one of the most memorable books of the 1960s -- and the impact the writing and research would have on its author -- is explored in this drama based on a true story. In 1959, Truman Capote (played by Philip Seymour Hoffman) was a critically acclaimed novelist who had earned a small degree of celebrity for his work when he read a short newspaper item about a multiple murder in a small Kansas town. For some reason, the story fascinated Capote, and he asked William Shawn (Bob Balaban), his editor at The New Yorker, to let him write a piece about the case. Capote had long believed that in the right hands, a true story could be molded into a tale as compelling as any fiction, and he believed this event, in which the brutal and unimaginable was visited upon a community where it was least expected, could be just the right material. Capote traveled to Kansas with his close friend Harper Lee (Catherine Keener), herself becoming a major literary figure with the success of To Kill a Mockingbird, and while Capote's effete and mannered personal style stuck out like a sore thumb in Kansas, in time he gained the trust of Alvin Dewey (Chris Cooper), the Kansas Bureau of Investigation agent investigating the murder of the Clutter family, and with his help Capote's magazine piece grew into a full-length book. Capote also became familiar with the petty criminals who killed the Clutter family, Dick Hickock (Mark Pellegrino) and Perry Smith (Clifton Collins Jr.), and in Smith he found a troubling kindred spirit more like himself than he wanted to admit. After attaining a sort of friendship with Smith under the assumption that the man would be executed before the book was ever published, Capote finds himself forced to directly confront the moral implications of his actions with regards to both his role in the man's death, and the way that he would be remembered. Capote also co-stars Bruce Greenwood as Capote's longtime companion Jack Dunphy, and Amy Ryan as Mary Dewey, Alvin's wife who became a confidante of Capote's. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Philip Seymour Hoffman
    Philip Seymour Hoffman - Truman Capote
  • Catherine Keener
    Catherine Keener - Nelle Harper Lee
  • Clifton Collins Jr.
    Clifton Collins Jr. - Perry Smith
  • Chris Cooper
    Chris Cooper - Alvin Dewey
  • Bruce Greenwood
    Bruce Greenwood - Jack Dunphy



Customer rating

4.8
96%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    drea
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    A great movie I stumbled upon, cause I was bored and boy I was so glad I was bored that day. I remember an old teacher of mine mentioned a book called "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote in class, so when i saw this title on demand. I was interested to learn more about the author and book through this biopic. Great performances Phillip Seymour Hoffman disappears in this role. Everyone does a fantastic job all around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    powerful

    Posted
    Phil

    Anyone who has read Capote's novel In Cold Blood knows the story. A rural Kansas family was murdered in their home for no apparent reason. This movie tells the story from Capote's point of view. Philip Seymour Hoffman's performance is beyond powerful, every ounce of his being is channeled through Truman Capote. The cinematography is fantastic, and the score is simple and piano based, simultaneously haunting and beautiful. A great buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting story

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    MovieMan29
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    This is a tale of how the real Truman Capote dealt with digging inside the mind of a serial killer, kind of a slow paced movie, so be sure to stay awake.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top Notch

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    AdaGherkin
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    This is a top notch performance by the late Hoffman and this blu ray release is a great addition to my movie collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great historical biopic

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    Ramrod
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    Phillip Seymour Hoffman delivers the performance of his career as Truman Capote. Not to be missed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hoffman Lives

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    Shawn
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    Phillip Hoffman steals every scene that he is in, it's a bittersweet reminder of the huge talent he displayed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good

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    Neededtv
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    I really miss this great actor he left way too soon. He took great risks in his roles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best films out there

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    JCbaby12345
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    As stated above this is one of the best films ever mad. Philip Seymour Hoffman is on fire as Truman Capote.

    I would recommend this to a friend




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