Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Capote - B. Miller 2005

Faithful readers of this blog are already familiar with my views on biopics.
That said, if there is one way to portray a real person and have the result turn out to be more than a history lesson, then this is it : Focusing on one period in the person's life allows the director to take the time to create Art, which is, I believe, more or less undoable when striving to cover a whole lifetime in two hours, all the while attempting to imitate reality as closely as possible.

This film relates Truman Capote's relation to the perpetrator of the murders he so masterly depicted in his docu-fiction 'In Cold Blood'.
Simultaneously, it describes Capote's multi-faceted personality without ever attempting any justification to his behaviour.

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