Monday, March 06, 2006

Biopic With a Solid Performance

by Bennett Miller

Philip Seymour Hoffman deservedly got an Oscar last night for his performance in Capote. The film tells the fascinating story of how Truman Capote researched and wrote his “non-fiction novel” In Cold Blood with the assistance of author Harper Lee (played very well by Catherine Keener). Capote is portrayed as a solitary genius, who was always the centre of attention, but was also very lonely. Nobody seems to understand him or see through the public persona and the selective truths he told except for Harper Lee, who can instantly figure out what is really going on with him. It’s an interesting film in how it combines several stories and characters together in a way that isn’t very radical. But it’s definitely worth seeing as it is a great story.

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