Movie Review

By: Alfred Soto

Posted 10/27/2005 - 01:18:11 PM by jhitting:
 Excellent review. This just goes to show that only music gets the adjective overload treatment because only hipsters need to outsmart people. I found this critique of Capote engaging, thought-provoking, and accessible. It gave me new knowledge, the impetus to see this film, and the kind of glossy shine over Capote's factual self that was necessary. In fact, the only thing I didn't like was the blatant omission of Phillip Seymour Hoffman info--how was he? Maybe that's the point: he is so good that he's forgotten almost instantly. He is Capote, hence the Capote review.
Posted 10/27/2005 - 09:17:01 PM by TheBrad:
 Are you still on that, jhitting?
Posted 10/27/2005 - 09:17:36 PM by TheBrad:
 Oh, and great review, Al. I was worried about Hoffman-as-parodist, but no longer.
Posted 10/27/2005 - 11:43:12 PM by RoqueStrew:
 Damn you, Soto, I wanted to review this. But I immediately retract said damning, given that this review's so good. To jhitting: PSH is motherfucking superb.
Posted 10/28/2005 - 01:52:33 PM by jhitting:
 Thanks for the info. I figured as much but its reassuring to read it in plain English.
Posted 10/28/2005 - 01:53:16 PM by jhitting:
 And yes, I'll be on the hipsters-must-be-executed-in-public kick for years to come.
Posted 11/03/2005 - 11:43:31 AM by cameron1979:
 One big flaw in the movie was that it portrayed Capote as deeply saddened and demoralized about his book after the convicts were executed. He actually reveled in the famous that "In Cold Blood" brought him and he threw one of the biggest Manhattan balls of the Sixties to celebrate his success.
Posted 11/09/2005 - 07:22:47 AM by TheBrad:
 Damn. I thought it was the adjectives thing still. You really ought to have a beer with me in Austin some time. I'm a ludicrous man, really. Standing offer, kids.
Posted 11/14/2005 - 11:19:53 AM by sstroud:
 Didn't I read that Capote watched Hickock's execution but was then unable to watch Smith's? I was surprised how it played out in the movie. And I loved "In Cold Blood", anything but a snooze for me.