Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Infamous



2006 American Feature

Cast: Toby Jones, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Lee Pace, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Juliet Stevenson and Sigourney Weaver
Writer/Director: Douglas McGrath, based on the book Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career by George Plimpton

Synopsis:
When celebrated author Truman Capote researches a brutal mass murder for his next book, he becomes enthralled with one of the murderers, leading him into a personal and professional crisis.

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Ratings:
  • Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Critics: 72% / Audience: 60%
  • Metacritic - Critics: 68% / Audience: 8.4%
  • OMG rating: 9 /10

Buy/Rent:
  • DVD/Blu-ray: Available
  • Soundtrack: Available
  • Book: Available



Trailer:


Awards:
  • Independent Spirit Award nomination for Supporting Male (Craig).
  • London Critics Circle Film Award for British Actor of the Year (Jones).

Notes/Trivia:
  • George Plimpton's Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career was first published in 1998.
  • Truman Capote's "non-fiction novel" In Cold Blood, whose creation this film's plot revolves around, was adapted for the screen twice: the 1967 feature film directed by Richard Brooks and starring Robert Blake and John Forsythe, and the 1996 made for television production directed by Jonathan Kaplan and starring Eric Roberts, Anthony Edwards and Sam Neill.
  • Working Titles: Have You Heard? and Every Word is True.
  • Casting Call: Samantha Morton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Mark Ruffalo and Mark Wahlberg.
  • In addition to Truman Capote and Harper Lee, other notable figures of the time who appear as a characters in the film include Marella Agnelli, Bennett Cerf, Jack Dunphy (Capote's longtime partner), Slim Keith, Babe Paley, William Shawn, Gore Vidal and Diana Vreeland.

Related Movie:
  • Truman Capote was also the subject of the 2005 biopic Capote.
  • Truman Capote also appears as a character in 54.

OMG Movie #14

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