Kamis, 04 November 2010


Infamous is a movie adapted from the biography by George Plimpton, Capote (1997) and tilled by Douglas McGrath. This movie is about sadistic murders in Kansas, USA, in 1959. Four members of the Clutter family was found covered in blood in a room. Kansas also tantrum. The massacre had attracted the attention Truman Capote (Toby Jones), The New Yorker magazine journalist who also celebrities in New York. Together with his childhood friend, Harper Lee (Sandra Bullock), an author of crime stories, Capote and flew to Kansas to investigate the case.

Like the brilliant detective (although both are journalists), they investigate the murder. The effort has led them to meet with Alvin Dewey (Jeff Daniels), a detective at the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, which handles such cases. They are easily familiar with Dewey, because his wife is a fan of Capote's writing. Dewey also gives direct access Capote meet the Clutter family massacre suspects, namely Perry Smith (Daniel Craig) and Dick Hickock (Lee Pace) in custody.

With expertise investigative journalist, Capote managed to pry information from the mouth of Smith. At first, the information is merely a supplement to his article in The New Yorker. But even late Capote brought bitter Smith's stories.

This film is not a film biography of Truman Capote's first. Year 2005 work on Capote director Bennett Miller (2005) from the biography by Gerald Clarke. Both movies are equally telling of life before the publication of Capote's In Cold Blood is phenomenal.

Cast: Toby Jones, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, Jeff Daniels, Peter Bogdanovich, Hope Davis, Gwyneth Paltrow

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