Alongside Kurosawa's High And Low, this masterpiece from Richard Brooks has to be one of the best police procedural movies ever made. Based on Truman Capote's equally brilliant book, this is the true story of the hunt for the killers of a Kansas family. Featuring a super cool jazz score from Quincy Jones and wonderful widescreen cinematography from Conrad Hall, this is quite simply one of the best films of the 60's..
As Mubi says: Blake's performance, the cinematography... A big shout out has to go to the editing too, which is great. I found some of the music portentous and the family a bit saccharine, but the ambiguity of the killers' relationship with each other saved the film from being trite and moralistic. This is too obvious, but it would make a lovely double bill with Capote.
Some of the shots in this film seemed ahead of their time,..and the language, for 1967..many disturbing scenes, but then, these men are disturbed..this film really shows that crime don't necessarily pay, not even the minimum wage. And the reveal of what really happened placed near the end of the film, a really powerful touch. And Mr Jones's music, all makes for a superb film...
An unimaginative retelling of a Titanic novel. Apart form some iconic photography from Conrad Hall, this adaptation fails to administer the impact of the classic book. Each scene strives to repeat written dialogue and factual information verbatim. The effect makes quite a dull movie. It's less an adaptation and more of a report. It's hastily made and topped with dry, mechanical acting.