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Infamous (2006)

While researching his novel "In Cold Blood", Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

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On November 16, 1959, Truman Capote reads about the murder of a Kansas family. There are no suspects. With Harper Lee, he visits the town: he wants to write about their response. First he must get locals to talk, then, after arrests, he must gain access to the prisoners. One talks constantly; the other, Perry Smith, says little. Capote is implacable, wanting the story, believing this book will establish a new form of reportage: he must figure out what Perry wants. Their relationship becomes something more than writer and character: Perry killed in cold blood, the state will execute him in cold blood; does Capote get his story through cold calculation, or is there a price for him to pay? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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There's more to the story than you know

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Biography | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language, violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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13 October 2006 (USA)  »

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Every Word Is True  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$452,966 (USA) (15 October 2006)

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$1,150,403 (USA) (17 December 2006)
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"Babe Paley", the wife of pioneer CBS executive Bill Paley, is portrayed in the film by Sigourney Weaver, the daughter of pioneer NBC executive Sylvester "Pat" Weaver. See more »

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Perry's letter to Capote acknowledging receipt of the pornography closes with Perry's signature and address, which includes the ZIP code for the penitentiary. The ZIP code was not officially introduced until July 1963 and not widely used until some time after that date. See more »

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Marella Agnelli: So you think your book is worth a human life?
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References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »

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Jingle Bells
Written by James Pierpont
Performed by Mitch Miller
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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INFAMOUS outshines Capote
30 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Infamous is by far the better movie about Truman Capote. I saw this film in Venice where the audience gave it a 15 minute standing ovation. There is a lot that is brilliant about this film. The cast is perfect. This film shows us more characters than the previous movie and each is played beautifully by a highly competent actor. INFAMOUS is one of the most effective and unique films I have seen in a long time. It treats its' subject with humor but also with emotional depth. I was moved by Truman's journey. His relationship with Perry Smith is complex and heartbreaking. Daniel Craig rides a thin line between sympathetic and dangerous. He is a truly gifted artist. Doug McGrath's film-making is brave and true to itself in every way. Toby Jones is the perfect Truman. I was unfamiliar with him as an actor and totally surprised by his amazing, seamless performance. I'm telling you, Toby Jones is Oscar material.


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