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Monday, November 21, 2005

Capturing Capote

My expectations were low for "Capote" because of all the rave reviews. Plus, I'm a Truman Capote fan and an "In Cold Blood" fan. It took a while for the film, which documents Capote's research for the writing of "In Cold Blood," to slowly and surely suck me into its world. In fact, I experienced a few times that glorious feeling when you are so immersed in a film that you forget you're in a theater. I attribute this feat to the director, the pacing, and, of course, Philip Seymour Hoffman's amazing portrayal of Capote. By the way, if you're interested in the book's backstory with lots o' pictures, here's a site to keep you satisfied.