Werther de Goethe in Blue (cinzazul) wrote,
Werther de Goethe in Blue
cinzazul

Saw Capote at the Tampa Theater tonight. Again, a movie of greater mass and ponderous weight. Characters spoke with forthought and actions taken although without malice had a cold emotion to them that leaves one gasping. If you know who Truman Capote is or have read any of his books this movie will come as a revelation, like a veil being lifted as a complex man is brought back to the world he lived to revile. Or maybe that's just what I got out of it.

Synopsis, 4 dead in Kansas, the famous writer Truman Capote travels from NYC with Nelle Harper Lee (To Kill a Mocking Bird) to cover the investigation, subsequent trial and eventual execution of the offending parties. The story is less about the deaths and more about how Capote and his presence turns the world around for those involved. A historical character of our recent times, perhaps a foot note, but also a precursor in the words of the Weekly Planet review I read a few weeks back, "Capote was famous for being famous" and few remember why. This story is why. So I guess I better find a copy of "In Cold Blood."


End review.


In my own life work = hate, sleep = love, writing = desire, people = frustration, internet = distraction.

The phone is working again btw. Just had to find a back alley repair man to zap it back into life. Need to remember to cancel the insurance I put on the phone just in case it wasn't covered by warranty.

Ho hum, diddle lum. Teedle tie toe te tay.
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