Infamous [videorecording (DVD)] / Jack and Henry Productions, Inc. ; Killer Films ; Longfellow Pictures ; produced by Jocelyn Hayes, Christine Vachon, Anne Walker-McBay ; screenplay by Douglas McGrath ; directed by Douglas McGrath.
Contributor(s): Hayes, Jocelyn | Vachon, Christine | Walker-McBay, Anne | McGrath, Douglas | Weaver, Sigourney | Jones, Toby | Paltrow, Gwyneth | Pace, Lee | Craig, Daniel | Stevenson, Juliet | Panes, Michael | Davis, Hope | Bullock, Sandra | Rossellini, Isabella | Hickey, John Benjamin | Bogdanovich, Peter | Daniels, Jeff | Plimpton, George. Truman Capote | Jack and Henry Productions, Inc | Killer Films | Longfellow Pictures | Warner Home Video (Firm) | Warner Independent Pictures.Material type: Visual materialPublisher: [Australia] : Warner Home Video, Description: 1 videodisc (118 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.Content type: two-dimensional moving image Media type: video Carrier type: videodiscISBN: 1419848488; 9781419848483.Contained works: Plimpton, George.Subject(s): Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 -- Drama | Hickock, Richard Eugene, 1931-1965 -- Drama | Smith, Perry Edward, 1928-1965 -- Drama | Capote, Truman, 1924-1984 -- Friends and associates -- Drama | Hickock, Richard Eugene, 1924-1965 -- Drama | Smith, Perry, 1928-1965 -- Drama | Novelists, American -- Drama | Serial murders -- United States -- Drama | Judgements, Criminal -- United States -- Drama | Hanging -- United States -- Drama | Novelistas americanos -- Teatro | Asesinato -- United States -- Teatro | Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography -- Drama | DVD-Video discsGenre/Form: Feature films. | Biographical -- Feature. | Historical -- Feature. | Crime -- Feature. | Biographical films. | Historical films.DDC classification: 791.43/72
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Douglas McGrath's Infamous represents the second major biopic about the avant-garde belletrist Truman Capote to be released within a year. It thus tells roughly the same story as Bennett Miller's earlier Capote, recounting the events that belied the writer's six-year authorship of the seminal "nonfiction novel" In Cold Blood. The story opens with Capote (Toby Jones) visiting the site of the 1959 Clutter family homicide, on a Kansas research trip, accompanied by his close friend and colleague, author Harper Lee (Sandra Bullock). As Capote settles into the community, McGrath uses the preponderance of screen time to explore the emotional tapestry of Capote's increasingly risky emotional attachment to one of the two murderers, Perry Edward Smith (Daniel Craig), with whom he senses more than a few common bonds. McGrath weaves a decidedly bittersweet tale, contrasting the optimism and devil-may-care, "conquer all" attitude of Capote in his early years with a seemingly endless string of poor choices in the writer's later years, from addictions to drink and pills, to a failure to maintain healthy output as a writer, to poorly chosen romantic and sexual entanglements. Most significantly, however, McGrath reveals how the relationship with Smith virtually destroyed Capote as an artist and a human being, by inducing him to sell out on all levels to satisfy his lust for accomplishment and notoriety. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi
Title from container.
Based on the novel "Truman Capote: in which various friends, enemies, acquaintances and detractors recall his turbulent career" by George Plimpton.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Special features: Commentary by screenwriter/director Douglas McGrath; theatrical trailer.
Director of photography, Bruno Delbonnel ; editor, Camilla Toniolo ; music, Rachel Portman ; costume designer, Ruth Myers ; production designer, Judy Becker.
Produed by Christine Vachon, Joselyn Hayes, Anne Walker-McBay ; written for the screen and directed by Douglas McGrath.
Sigourney Weaver, Toby Jones, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lee Pace, Daniel Craig, Juliet Stevenson, Michael Panes, Hope Davis, Sandra Bullock, Isabella Rossellini, John Benjamin Hickey, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Daniels.
Toby Jones, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig, Peter Bogdanovich, Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Juliet Stevenson, Sigourney Weaver.
While researching his book "In cold blood", writer Truman Capote develops a relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and, in particular Perry Smith, while both men waited for their date of execution on death row.
M - Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. Note: contains violence, offensive language and sex scenes.
Rated M: Suitable for mature audiences 16 years and over. NOTE: Contains violence, offensive language and sex scenes.
DVD, region 4.
DVD ; 1.77:1 anamorphic widescreen ; encoded for region 4 ; PAL.
English dialogue, English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
In English (Dolby 2.0).