"Western Kansas, 1959"
mother shrugs, motions for her to go inside.
school coed. We see the desk, the bureau, the bed. On the
Trees ring the edge of a field.
Truman Capote, Barbara (very tall), Rose, Christopher, *
of his book, and he says to me: the
writing's going well, but I just
want to make sure it's not one of
those problem novels. I said:
Jimmy, your novel's about a Negro
homosexual who's in love with a Jew
- wouldn't you call that a problem?
attack, so she's writing more
It's so tiresome.
Hmm. What rhymes with angina?
talking, we come closer, hear their conversation. *
How's your writing?
what to write next - I just have to
Who would I want to play me?
Not bad. Sort of middle-class.
When a movie is made of my life I
know exactly who 1 want as me.. . (beat)
Truman sits with his coffee, reading the New York Times. An *
paper over, reads it. *
glasses, with the caption: "FOUND DEAD: Herbert W. Clutter, a
Kan., Nov. 15 (UPI) - ... wheat farmer, his wife ... two young
children found shot today. . . ." *
Truman on the phone.
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.