Review: It is the year 1959, Truman Capote travels to a small Kansas town where he learns of a murder and decides to write a book about the case. While researching his own novel In Cold Blood he forms a relationship with one of the killers, who is on death row. At first the town of Kansas are a bit wary of him but then start to trust him and they allow him into their lives.
Director: Bennett Miller
Actors: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr. and Catherine Keener
Genre: Biography, Crime and Drama
Brilliant performances from both Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener. I enjoyed how you got to know the real people and they let you inside into their lives. Philip Seymour Hoffman made this film his, he climbed into the skin of Capote. The whole story felt real. The thing that I found most interesting was that you learnt after the film that Capote never actually write another book after Cold Blood. It was to be his last work. This has made me think how you can’t always trust journalists. Sometimes if journalists interview actors etc. on paper what they write can actually be slightly different. This film was based on the book Capote by Gerald Clarke. For Philip Seymour Hoffman to play this role he lost 40 pounds in weight. At the Academy Awards in 2006 Philip Seymour Hoffman won Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. At the Golden Globe Awards in 2006 Philip Seymour Hoffman won Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. Also at the Bafta Awards the same year Philip Seymour Hoffman won Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role.