Capote [videorecording] / United Artists ; A-Line Pictures ; Cooper's Town Productions ; Eagle Vision, Inc. co-production with Infinity Media ; produced by Caroline Baron, Michael Ohoven, William Vince ; screenplay by Dan Futterman ; directed by Bennett Miller.
Publisher: Culver City, CA : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 114 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subject: Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 Drama.
Smith, Perry Edward, 1928-1965 Drama.
Capote, Truman, 1924- Drama.
Murderers Interviews Drama.
Asesinato Entrevistas Teatro. bidex
Autores estadounidenses Teatro. bidex
Biographical Feature. migfg
Crime Feature. migfg
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Credits: Director of photography, Adam Kimmel ; editor, Christopher Tellefsen ; music, Mychael Danna ; costume designer, Kasia Walicka-Maimone ; production designer, Jess Gonchor.
Performers: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins, Jr., Chris Cooper, Bruce Greenwood, Bob Balaban, Amy Ryan.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R; for some violent images and brief strong language.
Notes: English or dubbed French dialogue; Chinese (Mandarin), French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish or Thai subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Based on the book by Gerald Clarke.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2005.
Golden Globes, USA, 2006: Golden Globe - Best performance by an actor in a motion picture - drama (Philip Seymour Hoffman).
Summary: 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 Halcomb, 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 prisoners, 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.