Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Movies about Writers that Impressed Me

1st among the movies about writers that Impressed me. 


“It's the hardest when someone has a notion about you and it's impossible to convince them otherwise.”—Truman Capote in Capote (film 2005)
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Thanks to one of my old friends, she gave me this DVD with some movies eloquently lavish on artistic material and inspiring story telling techniques. One among them was Capote. Directed by Bennett Miller, and released in 2005, Capote is biographically inclined to the life of the man who wrote the first nonfiction novel—Truman Capote. Truman Streckfus Persons, aka Truman Capote lived from 1924 September 30 to 1984 August 25. Although he had written fiction, including plays, his grit came out to its true colors with In Cold Blood (1966). He addresses this book as the first “nonfiction novel” in the movie, Capote. The movie is based on Gerald Clarke's book, Capote, the biography of Truman Capote.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman plays Truman in the movie and does it with not just his face or expressions, but also with his voice. Catherine Keener exhibits a matching performance to Seymour as Nelle Harper Lee.

Capote is a remarkable encounter of a writer with his subjects, and portrays complex psychological changes that surface in Truman’s personality after this life-changing encounter. He visits in jail, the man who became the gruesome character in his book. The reality of it all crashes in on him with full weight. Undoubtedly, the performances in the movie are par with the best and although Capote has a dark and murky feel to it, the entertainment meter in your mind would never show a down sign. 
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Terri said...

Philip Seymour Hoffman is one amazing actor. I can't say anything about him as a person because I do not know him personally. And I have not seen all of his movies. But as an actor he has quite the range. He truly morphs in to what ever character he is playing.

Anu Lal said...

That's so true! I loved his performance.

kkollwitz said...

I have never seen this but I think I will now.

Anu Lal said...

Indeed, it's a good movie Christian.