Guiòn del mismisimo Truman Capote. Historia veridica de 2 asesinos en serie, filmada en los lugares donde ocurrieron los sanguinarios hechos. Uno de los finales mas "shocking" del cine de los 60`s. El puro culto.
A treasure worth 16 million. Sounds great, doesn't it. But before you get there, you have to start small. You'll pick bottles each worth 3 cents. You'll use fake checks to steal. And, at some point, when the opportunity seems too good to be true, you'll kill someone for 10 000. That's the American Dream. People don't come here to stay, they come to leave once they find their success.
A really well made film! I loved the way that director Richard Brooks collaborated with his composer, Quincy Jones, and cinematographer, Conrad Hall, to make a really atmospheric and chilling portrayal of murderers.
Outstanding cinematography, especially the use of light and shadows, it looks so beautiful in black & white. Great performances from the two main characters. The film offers some tense and powerful moments...
An excellent accompaniment piece to Anatomy of a Murder. Both deal with American crime and justice with a objective factual eye, but In Cold Blood elevates itself to becoming a meditation on an entire nation. With some beautiful high contrast shots America becomes a strangely dystopian world, inhabited by two crooks indebted and plagued by their motherland. A fascinating character and country study.
The image is stunning and the simplification of tones fits perfectly with the ethical issues at hand. Very good delivery, stunning moments on a contract that is a bit too literal to make the film truly memorable.
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.
Superbly crafted and balanced film, an arresting, atmospheric, often brutal pursuit across American locales. The cinematography is stunning, with the high-contrast resolution and lighting making every frame as deeply captivating as a document of 60's Americana in its own right. Add to that Quincy Jones' evocative, timeless score and you have an impeccably shot, arresting and haunting piece of cinema.