Capote / United Artists and Sony Pictures Classics present an A-Line Pictures/Cooper's Town Productions/Infinity Media production ; directed by Bennett Miller ; screenplay by Dan Futterman ; produced by Caroline Baron ; produced by William Vince and Michael Ohoven.
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- ISBN: 1404998101
- ISBN: 9781404998100
- Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 114 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
- Publisher: Culver City, California : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 
- Copyright: ©2006
Contents / Notes
Based on the book by Gerald Clarke.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Special features: two audio commentary soundtracks, one with Philip Seymour Hoffman and director Bennett Miller and one with director Bennett Miller and cinematographer Adam Kimmel; two making-of featurettes; Answered prayers, a documentary on Truman Capote.
Special features include: 2 behind the scenes documentaries; "Answered Prayers" a documentary on Truman Capote; Philip Seymour Hoffman and director Bennett Miller commentary; Director Bennett Miller and cinematographer Adam Kimmel commentary.
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Director of photography, Adam Kimmel ; editor, Christopher Tellefsen ; music, Mychael Danna ; costume designer, Kasia Walicka-Maimone ; production designer, Jess Gonchor.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins, Jr., Bruce Greenwood, Bob Balaban, Mark Pellegrino, Chris Cooper.
In 1959, Truman Capote was a popular writer for The New Yorker. He learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, "In Cold Blood." He arranges extensive interviews with the convicted killers, especially with Perry Smith. However, his feelings of compassion for Perry conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction.
MPAA rating: R; for some violent images and brief strong language.
DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround.
English and French language soundtracks with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese), Korean, Thai, Bahasa Indonesia; closed-captioned.
Golden Globes, USA, 2006: Best performance by an actor in a motion picture - drama (Philip Seymour Hoffman); Academy Awards, USA, 2006: Best performance by an actor in a leading role (Philip Seymour Hoffman).
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