Capote (2005)

Capote (2005)

Director Bennett Miller

Writer Dan Futterman (screenplay), Gerald Clarke (book)

Genre Biography, Crime, Drama

Year 2005

Actors Allie Mickelson, Kelci Stephenson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Craig Archibald

IMDB : 7.4 (100,399 votes)


Description Famed writer Truman Capote, southern born and bred but now part of the New York City social circle, is growing weary of his current assignment of writing autobiographical type pieces for the New Yorker. After reading a newspaper article about the just occurred November 14, 1959 cold blooded murders of the Clutter family in their rural Kansas home, Truman feels compelled to write about that event as his next article. So he and his personal assistant Nelle Harper Lee, also a southern born New Yorker and an aspiring writer of her own, head to Kansas to research the story first-hand. Truman hopes to use his celebrity status to gain access to whomever he needs, such as to Laura Kinney, a friend of the Clutter daughter she who discovered the bodies, and to Alvin Dewey, the lead police investigator and also a Clutter family friend. If his celebrity doesn't work, Truman will grease the wheels by whatever means necessary. When the police eventually charge suspects, two young men named Dick Hickcock and Perry Smith, Truman uses those same tactics to gain access to them. Truman's fascination with the story makes him believe that he can revolutionize writing by expanding the germ of the article into what he calls a non-fiction novel. His personal involvement also changes as he grows emotionally attached to Perry, the seemingly sensitive and thus probable submissive in the criminal pairing, thus Truman becoming part of the story itself. Article or non-fiction novel, Truman knows that he has to take it to its natural conclusion, something which he cannot force. But also missing are the details of the November 14, 1959 event itself, something that neither Dick or Perry have divulged even in testimony.


  • 枕上白痴 2017-01-28 08:39:07
    忠なれば孝ならず……か? いや、もっと悪魔的だ 冷血のあと、なにもかけなくなったのは、 殺人者の魂を利用した祟りだろう
  • Rex Mundi 2016-02-06 08:31:36
    CAPOTE script was much better than Infamous, allowing Hoffman to give a far more nuanced performance than Toby Jones. And after reading In Cold Blood, the makers of CAPOTE presented the audience with a far too sympathetic portrayal of Perry Smith, completely failing to capture his dark side: the short tempered criminal psychopath, who hated the world and everyone in it because of his troubled life and physical deformity. And by the way - the book suggests the robbery was just bait to involve Perry Smith. Hickok was a pedophile, who organised the raid on the Clutters farm with the main purpose of raping Nancy Clutter, and the aim of letting Smith kill all the witnesses afterwards. To his credit (and as far as anyone knows, including Capote) Smith wouldn't let him rape her; it's perhaps the single solidary good deed the bastard ever did in his short, pathetic life.
  • Ignacio Joga 2015-12-26 18:42:46
    Creo que todos los seres humanos, hombres y mujeres, debemos hacernos responsables de detener la destruccion del planeta. Es la causa fundamental de todas las tragedias humanas.
  • OHea7 2015-11-06 15:45:23
    On November 15th 1959 ryan balargin successfully cooked his first superpretzel, he added 30 seconds too it, the pretzel was brutally murdered by little termites all named Dexter fowler
  • David Mayhew 2015-10-20 08:45:43
    Oh Toby Jones was way better as Truman and so was the movie! What do people see in this guy? I'll never get it. It's got to do wirh taste, and trust me, it's in short order nowadays
  • LadySoul502 2015-05-13 21:59:52
    No offense to Toby Jones (even though he was a *dead ringer* for Capote) but PSH played the hell out of that role! Such a brilliant actor with such a sad personal story. Rest easy Phillip. Rest in perfect peace...
  • Jordan Nickel-Dubin 2015-03-12 03:00:17
    This movie was FANTASTIC!!!!!
  • Anton Haq 2014-11-05 00:33:38
    Brilliant performance, get's Truman down perfectly.
  • luiz antonio 2014-06-19 06:01:41
    Sou louco pra assistir esse filme, pois li " A Sangue Frio", mas não acho em lugar nenhum!! :-(
  • angelino LACREDENZA 2014-02-04 15:38:18
  • la mirada de rose green 2014-02-03 17:29:18
  • Frank Rivers 2014-02-03 02:21:26
    hoffman is dead
  • Alan Gutiérrez 2013-11-25 04:54:16
    porq truman habla como homosexual?
  • Abbie Tunis 2013-08-17 07:22:30
    way better and more captivating actor portraying capote in "infamous"
  • anke hoopen 2013-07-24 17:52:37

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