Capote (2005, CDN/USA) C-114m. SCOPE *** D: Bennett Miller. Starring Philip Seyour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr., Bob Balaban, Bruce Greenwood, Mark Pellegrino. Hoffman's Oscar-winning performance as Truman Capote buoys this slow-moving drama about the genesis of the famous writer's true-crime classic In Cold Blood. Good work by first-time director Miller. There's great power in the quiet images and the score by Mychael Danna, though nothing can match Richard Brooks' brilliant 1967 adaptation of the book.

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