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Capote [DVD]

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"En Noviembre de 1959, el brutal asesinato de una familia en una pequeña población de Kansas despertó la curiosidad de Truman Capote, el célebre autor de ""Desayuno con diamantes"". Junto con su amiga de la infancia, Harper Lee, cuya novela ""Matar a un ruiseñor"" estaba a punto de publicarse, Capote empieza a investigar el suceso, ganándose la confianza de la gente del pueblo a pesar de su aspecto extravagante."

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  • Actores: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bruce Greenwood, Mark Pellegrino, Bob Balaban, Clifton Collins Jr.
  • Directores: Bennett Miller
  • Formato: PAL
  • Audio: Italiano (Dolby Digital 5.1), Catalán (Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo), Inglés (Dolby Digital 5.1), Castellano (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtítulos: Castellano, Inglés, Portugués, Italiano
  • Región: Región 2 (Más información sobre Formatos de DVD.)
  • Número de discos: 1
  • Calificación española (ICAA): No facilitado. No se nos ha facilitado la calificación española por edades (ICAA), pero puedes consultarla en la página oficial del ICAA. Más información sobre las diferentes calificaciones por edad.
  • Estudio: Sony Pictures Home Entertaiment
  • Fecha de lanzamiento: 7 nov 2013
  • Duración: 110 minutos
  • Valoración media de los clientes: 3.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas  Ver todas las opiniones (1 opinión de cliente)
  • ASIN: B0055KKNBG
  • Clasificación en los más vendidos de Amazon: nº65.897 en Cine y Series TV (Ver el Top 100 en Cine y Series TV)

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La película trata de mostrar el proceso de creación de una de las mejores y más famosas novelas de la literatura estadounidense, “A sangre fría”, la obra con la que Truman Capote inauguró una nueva forma de hacer literatura y un nuevo género, el de la novela de no ficción. Para ello acompaña al propio escritor hasta un pequeño pueblo de Kansas donde dos individuos habían matado a una familia de granjeros sin motivo aparente. Allí se desplazó Capote junto con su amiga Harper Lee (la autora de “Matar a un ruiseñor”) para conocer de cerca tanto el escenario del crimen como a sus protagonistas.

Philip Seymour Hoffman obtuvo un merecidísimo Oscar por su interpretación de Truman Capote, probablemente el papel de su vida, con el que alcanza la excelencia no sólo porque consiga calcar la forma de hablar y de moverse del escritor, sino porque logra además transmitir la ambigua relación que mantuvo Truman Capote con los asesinos, sobre todo con uno de ellos, una relación en parte interesada, pues eran el material de su novela, y en parte personal y sentimental. La necesidad de que fueran ajusticiados para poder así poner fin a su novela junto con la barbaridad que implicaba el deseo de que eso ocurriera justo por ese motivo, le supuso un tormento moral que hizo que Capote no volviera a ser el mismo después de escribir aquella obra.

Al margen del papel de Seymour Hoffman, la película es correcta, sin más. Muy bien ambientada en la época y con una fotografía quizás demasiado preciosista.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Very good movie 3 de julio de 2016
Por Susie Q - Publicado en
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Really good movie. Very sad, very good acting. Loved it I'm a fan of his work so naturally it interested me.
I find it a sad irony that Phillip Seymour Hoffman died of the same thing as Truman Capote :( Both so talented.
5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Watch it over and over !! 3 de junio de 2016
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I LOVE THIS MOVIE !! If you are a Truman Capote and a belle Harper lee Fan This is a must see !! I am also a Phillip Seymore Hoffman Fan, and his role in this was OUTSTANDING!! I Do HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS MOVIE !! A must see !!
5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Catherine Keener is wonderful as always as Harper Lee 7 de junio de 2016
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Philiip Seymour Hoffman is outstanding. Catherine Keener is wonderful as always as Harper Lee. There is great chemistry between the two. Amazing dialogue, direction, performances.
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas A Brilliant Film, Rich With Character & Emotion. A Tour De Force Performance From Hoffman 5 de diciembre de 2005
Por Kaya Savas - Publicado en
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MOVIE: The film's opening scene is Truman Capote at a party, and he is standing with a drink in his hand while telling a story. Everyone standing around him is laughing and he is there almost performing a show for them. Here is where we have a first glimpse of the eccentric character of Truman Capote. Capote (pronounced 'cah-poh-tee') is brilliant film that takes an inside look at two different men. Here we have Truman Capote (Phillip Seymore Hoffman) who is a man who is absolutly full of himself. He loves to hear himself talk, and he loves it when people compliment his writing. Why shouldn't he love it, his work is incredibly brilliant. He is searchinh for the topic of his next article, and he picks a murder that happened in rural Kansas. Four people were murdered when two men broke and entered their homes. Truman travels by train to the small town along with Harper Lee (Catherine Keener) to interview people who were assosiated with the murder. The two brothers accused of the murders are put to death, and Truman befriends one of them. He visits him in his cell and talks with him about who he is as a person. Capote decides that he wants to write a book instead of an article when he sees how interesting his subject is. They share stories about their pasts and how both of them seem to be outcasts of society. However, this is where the murderer, Perry Smith, actually finds a friend in Truman. Truman on the other hand is only after information that will make is book a masterpiece. As time goes by Truman starts to find decency within this man, and actually tries to fight for him so that his death sentence is appealed. After three years Truman's book is almost finished, but he still has no idea why the murders happened. When he finally probes the information out of Perry a whole new side of this man is revealed. The film is psychologically haunting. We have Truman Capote, a very eccentric yet brilliant homosexual writer. We also have Perry Smith, the murderer who seems to be a decent person and claims that they never meant to kill that family. The film digs deep on Truman's character, and just enough for Perry's. When the end comes and we learn the truth about the murders, we see a change in both characters. The film also boasts some very subtle yet amazing cinematography. Almost every shot is framed through a window or a doorway. In the jail we have some shots framed through the bars. The film also has some amazing lighting, and the lighting on the faces is another subtlety to notice. The haunting score by Mychael Danna is amazing. The score is nothing more than simple notes on the piano, very similar to Newman's score for Road To Perdition. The film is a deep and dark look into the human mind, and human emotion. I have read some reviews that suggest that there may have been a sexual attraction between Capote and Smith, but I did not see that at all. I felt it was just an interest in a person who is deemed a monster yet is a very poignant person. The film was brilliant and haunting, and is worth your while.

ACTING: Phillip Seymore Hoffman gives a tour de force performance of Truman Capote. Not only did he capture the pompous nature of the writer, but he captured the emotion within him as a human being. Clifton Collins Jr. gives an amazing performance as the very ambiguous Perry Smith. The two actors also play off each other very well, their acting envelopes the audience into the atmosphere of the film and makes their conversations all the more emotional. Both actors are worthy of nominations, and Hoffman may have given a performance that translates into Oscar.

BOTTOM LINE: While some people may find the first quarter of the film slow, it picks up and ends up being one of those movies that stays with you long after you see it. The performances are stellar, and they add to the film's effect on the audience. Bennet Miller's direction is on the mark as he spends the right amount of time with each character, and he sets up the third act of the film perfectly
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5.0 de un máximo de 5 estrellas Simply one of the year's best films!! 7 de noviembre de 2005
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First and foremost, this film is anchored by the brilliant performance of Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I know many others have said the same thing, but this performance MUST get an Oscar nomination. It seems highly unlikely that there will be a better lead performance this year. This is a riveting, intelligent movie...but would be completely sunk without a great performance. Truman Capote was an odd man...and his mannerisms and voice would have been easy to turn into caricature...Hoffman makes him as real and believable as such a person could be.

The movie surrounds the creation of the non-fiction novel IN COLD BLOOD, about a brutal murder of a family in a small farming community. For 1959, it was particularly brutal (although while watching the film, I couldn't help thinking that if the same happened today, it might not even make the national news), and Capote initially sets out to write an article about the effects of the killings on the community. But he's first drawn in by the crimes and a fascination with the brutality. (He even peeks in on the closed caskets to discover that the faces of the victims have been swaddled in cotton because they were so badly damaged by the shotgun blasts.) He wins the reluctant trust of the head law enforcement official (Chris Cooper) and the story begins to take shape. But when the perpetrators are caught, and Capote attends the perp walk, he is instantly drawn to one suspect, Perry King. He finagles a meeting with King and discovers a soft-spoken, highly intelligent soul, in some ways a kindred spirit. Capote is also gay, and the film hints that there might have been a physical attraction to Perry, but it never asserts this as a primary motivator...which is good, because there is no real historical evidence for this, and it would have cheapened this highly textured and layered movie.

Capote is a man torn apart by conflicting feelings. He misses his lover back home (well-played by a gently aging Bruce Greenwood) but he begins to feel at home in the small town. His manner of dressing even begins to tone down for the "local folk." He is horrified by the crime, but drawn to King. He also senses that he has the makings of a groundbreaking book. King and his partner are quickly tried and sentenced to death...before Capote can get all he needs from King. So he arranges high-priced legal help for the men, just to draw out the process. Naturally, King is grateful for the friendship. But is Capote really a friend? Or is he just a selfish man? The movie has it both ways...which is its strength. At no time does it settle for easy answers or clichéd feelings. Hoffman is compelled again and again to depict a man who doesn't clearly know his own heart...or doesn't want to face it. He runs for months at a time, but is pulled in again and again. Hoffman handles these challenges brilliantly. Frankly, I doubt there is another film actor working right now capable of executing this role. I can't even imagine who else the director might have had in mind for the part.

Another key role (an another Oscar nomination, one can hope) is the character of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD author Harper Lee, played by Catherine Keener, one of the best actresses around. At first, she is simply his lifelong friend and now his "research assistant." They travel to the crime scene together and she helps Truman seem a little more normal. But halfway through the film, her book is published, and she becomes the most celebrated writer in America. Capote is torn apart by jealousy. It's an unattractive side to him, and there is a brief but lovely scene when Lee recognizes how torn up Capote is, and instead of confronting her old friend (and believe me, she isn't one to necessarily spare his feelings), she offers a brief moment of comfort. Her understanding allows us to know just deeply Capote has gone off his tracks at this point.

Towards the end of the film, all the appeals run out for the two condemned men, and there are some death row and execution scenes that are downright chilling. We don't feel bad that the men are sentenced to die, but the quietness of the scenes is very effective. Yes, executions make almost naturally compelling drama, but the filmmakers have gone above and beyond. These are not glossy scenes (a la THE GREEN MILE or DEAD MAN WALKING); they are dusty, grim and heart pounding. The young actor Clifton Collins Jr, who plays Perry, does a terrific job throughout, but he shines in these scenes. Never over the top, we nonetheless get a sense of the terror and resignation he is feeling. And we can get a pretty good idea of why Capote's career descended into booze and ineffectuality after these events.

The movie is not flawless. Although it's less than two hours, the pace is just a little slack and indulgent, and the movie feels just a little bit too long. While the movie does a terrific job in art direction (it feels beautifully of the late `50s and early `60s), the cinematography seemed a bit obvious at times. It used the same establishing show of New York City over and over. I assume some of this was budget limitations, but it's a flaw nonetheless. But these are minor flaws. What the film DOES have going for it is a terrific script, a compelling story, and a fistful of textured, highly intelligent performances. I highly recommend this of the best of the year.

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