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Infamous (2006)

While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

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William Shawn (as Frank Curcio)
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Storyline

On November 16, 1959, Truman Capote reads about the murder of a Kansas family. There are no suspects. With Harper Lee, he visits the town: he wants to write about their response. First he must get locals to talk, then, after arrests, he must gain access to the prisoners. One talks constantly; the other, Perry Smith, says little. Capote is implacable, wanting the story, believing this book will establish a new form of reportage: he must figure out what Perry wants. Their relationship becomes something more than writer and character: Perry killed in cold blood, the state will execute him in cold blood; does Capote get his story through cold calculation, or is there a price for him to pay? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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There's more to the story than you know

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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13 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Every Word Is True  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$452,966, 15 October 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,150,403, 17 December 2006
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Trivia

Woody Allen advised Douglas McGrath about a few things while he was writing the movie. Allen and McGrath are long-time friends. See more »

Goofs

When both prisoners are brought in to be hanged, it is raining hard. Even though the distance traveled in the rain is short, there are no visible signs of the rain on their clothes or face. See more »

Quotes

Marella Agnelli: So you think your book is worth a human life?
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Connections

References Beat the Devil (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Forty-Second Street
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Joe Cordi
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Brilliant
17 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Forget Capote! This film blows Bennett Miller's version out of the water. Not to take anything away from the Hoffman performance, but Toby Jones is incredible as the late Truman Capote making me understand his pain and love and guilt for Perry Smith and his demise. This was all accomplished from a legitimately real place, not some "pull-my-heartstrings-Ron-Howard- music-swells" sort of way. The scene after he returns from his liason with Perry and the shift of emotions we see in Jones' face is reminiscent of Diane Lane's "train sequence" in Unfaithful. Incredible. And Sandra Bullock...where have you been hiding? Please Academy, do not be afraid to honor this film so close to its predecessor.


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