Monday, October 17, 2005

Tru Story

What a difference a day makes. Saw a much better movie Sunday night: Capote. It's the story of Truman Capote during the time he was writing In Cold Blood. Capote is played by the always-reliable Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of my favorite actors, and Hoffman gives an awesome performance. Capote's a fey, completely self-involved man, who gets a bit too close to the story he's writing about, yet retains his single-minded focus on writing the book that will change literature forever — something he knows (and doesn't hesitate to say) even before he's written a chapter.

Anyway, without going into too much detail, I'll just say Hoffman's great and I really liked this movie. It's as good as Elizabethtown was bad. I give it an A.



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