08 May, 2006


Just finished watching Capote. Verdict? Phillip Seymour Hoffman was excellent. The rest of the movie was d-u-l-l. Who would have thought that mixing much liquor, glamourous celebrities, multiple murders, courtroom drama and flamboyant homosexuals would yield the single most boring film I've seen in the last three months?

I should have listened to Tommy.


At 8:56 PM, May 08, 2006, Blogger Malia said...

I know!! That's exactly what I thought! I couldn't believe how seriously slow and boring the movie was. I mean, I know it took what, two or three years, for all that to happen, but did the movie have to last that long, too?

At 10:59 PM, May 08, 2006, Blogger Kat Coble said...

No doubt. I thought I was gonna hang myself after sitting through the umpteenth scene of PSH in the prison talking to his killer boyfriend, or laying in bed drunk.

And everything was all dull, flat, boring winter. There were so many interesting stories that could have been told. Yet they left anything resembling "interesting" out, and spent 5 minutes on making us watch two grown men eat baby food.

At 11:10 PM, May 08, 2006, Blogger Casey said...

Should've re-rented Crash. tsk tsk.

At 11:21 PM, May 08, 2006, Blogger Kat Coble said...

Crash is on the cable, for which i pays dearly. I'm just waiting for it to come round again.

I was all eager to see Capote because I love PSH and I loved In Cold Blood and I wanted to see another writer's personal story. So I paid cash money for that yawnfest.

I'm an idiot.

At 11:36 PM, May 08, 2006, Blogger Fun Time Kito said...

I read "In Cold Blood" and thought it was a quick and easy read. Usually, I like to read the book before I see the movie. Did they ruin the movie by just slowing everything down? Did you see "Crash" yet?

At 11:40 PM, May 08, 2006, Blogger Kat Coble said...

This movie isn't about the events that transpired in In Cold Blood as much as it is about the writing of that book.

So we follow Truman Capote around as he goes back and forth from New York to Kansas, lying and manipulating all and sundry to get the "perfect" story.

It's a lot of long, wistful shots of Leavenworth prison, dimly lit set pieces inside Perry Smith's cell and closeups of Truman Capote with some clear alcoholic beverage and a typewriter.


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