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Capote (4 stars)

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Flamboyant yet mysterious, writer Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman), who penned the elegant Breakfast at Tiffany’s, was the toast of New York society. But he was also able to channel the grit and grime of what may be one of the most notorious murder cases in Kansas history with his novel In Cold Blood. In researching the crime, Capote found himself in a dance with the devil: the ringleader behind the killings.

Geoff’s Comments: I’ve been a fan of Phillip Seymour Hoffman since seeing his stellar performance in ‘Magnolia’. I think he’s been as under-rated as William Macy has (Magnolia as well). Hoffman’s performance in ‘Capote’ was not just a dead on impression but a wonderfully subtle acting job, capturing the complexity of a man reliant on the attention and accolades of his piers while becoming dependant upon the execution of a man he connects with in order to complete a project that will be his greatest accomplishment.

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Written by gsm

02/05/2006 at 4:00 pm

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