Sunday, November 06, 2005

Capote

Everything you've heard about this movie is true. It's really, really good. Philip Seymour Hoffman will get nominated for an Oscar for his portrayal of Truman Capote. It was intense, and dark, and had just the right amount of shock and gruesomeness, and it absolutely drew me in. Sure, it's a little slow at times, like most dramas, but the dialogue is great and the costumes are wonderful and the music is creepy and perfect. It's one of the best movies I've seen this year.

Still, there's something about it that I can't put my finger on, and I can't give it a solid A. There a few scenes that seemed pretty contrived, with dialogue that people would never say in real life. Also, PSH was just tremendous, but no one's talking about Catherine Keener and Clifton Collins, Jr., whose performances give this movie its meat. I hate that. I loved both of them. Also, this may be farfetched, but I'm afraid that this movie is going to have a DaVinci Code affect. You know, all those people going on tours of the Louvre and monasteries in France and England to see where it "really took place." I don't like the idea of hordes of people travelling to Kansas.

Capote - A-

4 comments:

paultoes said...

don't worry. nobody's going to kansas.

equippedtofascinate said...

Smallville takes place in Kansas, I want to go there simply for that reason.

Dustin J. Harder said...

I know the post of Lindsay Lohans video Confessions of a broken heart-daughter to father is long gone but i just saw it and had to say.....What the F*%CK was that? It's like as bad as Ricky Martin still playing the straight game in his new video.
And yeah, good point, nobody's going to Kansas darling.

Chargenda said...

Capootie