R | | Biography, Crime, Drama
In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.
The governor of Kansas up until the time of the murders was against the death penalty and commuted every death sentence rendered during his administration. As the murders took place as his term was ending, and because of the notoriety of the case, he did not oppose the penalty for Smith and Hickock.
As Capote and Harper Lee converse with Alvin and his wife at the table near their kitchen, Capote's cigarette is almost finished. In the close-up of Capote, the cigarette is longer.
$324,857 2 October 2005