Friday, September 01, 2006


It is not everyday that movies like Capote get made. Starring Philip Seymour Hoffman as Truman Capote, most known for his non-fictional masterpiece, In Cold Blood, the movie is an unbiased, almost aloof account of his life. The movie begins with the killing of the Cutter family in Kansas state that Capote wanted to cover for The New Yorker. He ended up writing one of the most influencial journalistic books ever. The movie ends with the hanging of the killers. Capote never finished another book.
Hoffman is superb as Capote. I don't know how Capote spoke and acted, but I am sure Hoffman came pretty close to nailing everything right. His performance has an air of authenticity to it. Pretty awesome. There is also a great cameo by Catherine Keener as Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mocking Bird. Must watch movie.