Capote script
Capote (2005)
Synopsis: Reading of the murder of a Kansas family, New York City novelist Truman Capote (Philip Seymour Hoffman) decides to cover the story himself, and travels to the small town with his childhood friend, aspiring novelist Harper Lee (Catherine Keener). When Perry Smith (Clifton Collins Jr.) and Dick Hickock (Mark Pellegrino) are arrested and charged, Capote forms an emotional bond with Smith during his jailhouse interviews despite the young criminal's apparent guilt.

New Yorker magazine.

TRUMAN (ON PHONE)

William Shawn, please.

(he listens)

Adorable one? All of a sudden I

know what article I'm going to

write for you next.

INT. TRUMAN AND JACK'S HOUSE, STUDY/KITCHEN - MOMENTS LATER *

Truman on the phone, on a long cord, travels between the *

study and the kitchen as he talks to William Shawn. We hear *

pieces of the conversation, and see Truman in different parts *

of the room as he says each bit. *

TRUMAN (ON PHONE)

. . . never had anything like this

happen to them before. They 're

used to sleeping at night with the

doors unlatched.... (laughs) Yes,

we should buy stock in Master Locksall

of Kansas will be in the

hardware store tomorrow.

Jump to -

TRUMAN (ON PHONE)

They have no idea who the killer

is. But it doesn't matter who the

killer is -- what matters is who

the townspeople imagine the killer

is. That's what I want to write

about.

Jump to - *

TRUMAN (ON PHONE)

I 'm gonna need some help. . . . . I'm

thinking about Nelle - she can

protect me.. . . JACK DUNPHY (strong, Irish-American, ten years older than *

Truman) - his longtime boyfriend - enters the front door with

a bag of groceries, stops in the hall. He sees Truman on the

phone. Truman looks at Jack, though he's still speaking to *

Shawn - *

Green

TRUMAN (ON PHONE)

I want to leave tonight ...

SMASH CUT TO:
*

A train barrels toward us, its headlight bright. The train

roars past, away from the city.

INT . TRAIN, MOVING - NIGEIT

Truman hurries through the train, checking his ticket with

the sleeper cabins. His long SCARF trails behind. His

longer cashmere COAT practically brushes the floor.

INT. TRUMAN AND HARPER LEE '8 CABIN, TRAIN - CONTINUOUS 9 *

Truman opens the door. Inside the cabin his childhood friend

from Monroeville, Alabama, NELLE HARPER LEE (yes, that Harper

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Bennett Miller

Bennett Miller is an American film director, known for directing the acclaimed films Capote, Moneyball, and Foxcatcher. He has been nominated twice for the Academy Award for Best Director. more…

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