Columbia Tristar (Caroline Baron, William Vince & Michael
USA/Canada 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 2005
W: Dan Futterman [based on the book by Gerald
DP: Adam Kimmel
Ed: Christopher Tellefsen
Mus: Mychael Danna
PD: Jess Gonchor
Philip Seymour Hoffman (Truman
Capote), Catherine Keener (Harper Lee), Clifton Collins, Jr. (Perry Smith), Chris Cooper (Alvin Dewey), Bruce Greenwood (Jack Dunphy), Bob Balaban (William Shawn), Amy Ryan (Mary
Phillip Seymour Hoffman delivers an excellent performance as
Truman Capote, researching a real-life crime in Kansas as the basis for his famous book "In Cold Blood".
The movie is less a biopic and more a criminal reconstruction
which attempts to get inside the mind of two murderers, one of which develops a special friendship with Capote.
The 1967 film version of In Cold Blood tackles the story
better in all honesty, but this is still a very good drama with excellent central performances. A solid directorial debut for Bennett Miller, who found himself nominated for Best Director. The
film also weighed into the Best Picture race and Hoffman took home the award for Best Actor.