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Other Voices, Other Rooms

Directed by David Rocksavage
United States, United Kingdom, 1997


Truman Capote’s semi-autobiographical first novel about coming of age in the Deep South during the 1930s centers on 13-year-old Joel Sansom, who reunites with his estranged father at the family’s shabby plantation.

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Other Voices, Other Rooms Directed by David Rocksavage

Critics reviews

If ignoring the style and atmosphere of Capote’s novel, altering its ambivalent attitude toward homosexuality, and reversing the meaning of its ending had permitted a new story of genuine value to take shape, then Rocksavage (formerly a director of documentaries for British TV) and his cowriter had every right to play havoc with the original. But this movie offers itself as an act of piety toward the novel and the meaning it supposedly had for Capote, and as such it fails abysmally.
February 13, 1998
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