I was more familiar with Capote’s “Breakfast at Tiffany.” Got to know a little bit about the writer from this movie: his friendly and gregarious personality. Truman Capote put all his soul and energy into investigating the facts for the “In Cold Blood” book about the two murderers of the 4-member Clutter family in Kansas, all for $50 instead of $10,000 they expected to rob them of. Capote somehow got very emotionally involved with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who had the similar upbringing and abandonment issues as Capote’s. At the end, Capote had to wrestle with his conflicting emotion of wanting them to be executed by hanging so he can finish his book and that of seeing the deaths of his “friends.” Very good acting by all the actors and the extra features of the DVD on Capote’s background and the making of the movie gave the audience more perspectives of the movie. This got me curious about the “In Cold Blood” book, I’ll definitely read it. I also discovered that his best friend, Nelle Harper Lee, is the author of “To Kill the Mockingbird.”
Truman Capote died of alcoholism at the age of 59 in 1984.