Length: 98 minutes
MPAA Rating: R for some violent images and brief strong language
Writer Truman Capote (1924-84) is the subject of this biopic, which features Philip Seymour Hoffman in the title role. The film covers the years of Capote's life when he was researching and writing his 1966 book In Cold Blood, which centers around the 1959 murders of a rural Kansas family. Much of the movie focuses on the peculiar relationship that developed between Capote and one of the killers. A key character in the film is Harper Lee (Catherine Keener), author of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Selected Capote DVD Special Features: Making-of Capote Documentary
"Answered Prayers" Documentary on Truman Capote
Audio Commentary With Director Bennett Miller and Philip Seymour Hoffman
Audio Commentary With Director Bennett Miller and Cinematographer Adam Kimmel
Formats Available: The above information on special features refers to the DVD. Check for availability of Capote on VHS.