Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Academy Award for his portrayal of American author Truman Capote. The film focuses on Capote’s relationship with a killer on death row that would serve as the inspiration for his most famous novel, In Cold Blood.
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What an important person and an important story
This story is a giant-stepping stone in the understanding of violent notions and actions, if we could further THISidea into perfct science, there would be less violence and a better understanding for one another (which would deflate hatred as well)
He proved that the least little pissANT of our species is an awe to behold and in each of us is nearly insatiable passion
An absolute masterpiece of character study and performance. Every facial expression, every stare, every twitch is so subtle yet builds a picture of Capote's fundamentally flawed personality. The direction understands how to bring this performance to the forefront and also films everything in a muted palette which is perfect for the source material. One of the best films of the last decade.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman's stunning performance! Bennett Miller's best directing! and a fascinating story! this is definitely one of the best movies of all time! It is a heart touching drama. Im sure you'll remember every scene of it even after years.
Wonderfully acted, full of complexity, this is probably the best role Philip Seymour Hoffman ever got in his career with Lancaster Dodd from The Master. Also, it's a film about sympathy and identification with "monsters" most people consider as "the other". The character of Truman Capote is perfect candidate to truly relate to the persons behind the criminal act. Also, a film about the death sentence.
I was more knocked about by Catherine Keener as Harper Lee than by Hoffman. I absolutely believe her character whereas with Hoffman I was always aware of the performance. Really good performance that it was.