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Infamous (2006)

5 Ratings: 4.4
Drama movie directed by Douglas McGrath

Infamousis inevitably compared toCapote, since it also chronicles author Truman Capote's spiral into chaos while composing his masterpiece,In Cold Blood, a breakthrough non-fictional tale told as fiction. It's a shame thatCapote'scritical … see full wiki

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Director: Douglas McGrath
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
4 reviews about Infamous (2006)
review by . November 01, 2008
This movie has been overlooked   Which really is a shame   It's in the shadow of the film   That bears Capote's name     A brutal killing rocks a town   Capote wants the scoop   Relentless in his "reportage"   He leaves his social group     Months in Kansas, trying hard   To charm the local crowd   He has a hard time fitting in   Because he's out and proud     His …
review by . March 17, 2007
While Capote director Bennett Miller constructs a psychological analysis of the outrageous Breakfast at Tiffany's author Truman Capote's Faustian trail leading to the masterful crafting of the first true crime thriller "In Cold Blood", in "Infamous", director Douglas McGrath explores Capote's motivation on a more personal level. Both films tell pretty much the same story; both lead actors, Toby Jones in this offering and Philip Seymour Hoffman in "Capote" submit first rate performances. The difference …
review by . February 15, 2007
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INFAMOUS is a brilliant adaptation by writer/director Douglas McGrath of the 'infamous' George Plimpton book 'Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career'. What McGrath has gleaned from this resource book is a story that better than any other lets us understand the bizarre personality of Truman Capote (an extraordinary performance by Toby Jones whose films have included The Painted Veil, Elizabeth I, Mrs. Henderson Presents, Finding …
review by . January 08, 2007
"INFAMOUS"    Little Big Man    Amos Lassen and Cinema Pride    Having grown up in New Orleans and spent time living in the French Quarter, it was only natural that I had the opportunity to meet some of the colorful characters who dwelled there. On of these, Truman Capote, who I once met and had coffee with is probably looking down on us and having a good laugh. The idea that in a two year period we would have two different film biographies …
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