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Infamous

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Infamous

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
118 minutes
Limited Release Date:
10/13/06
performer:
Sandra Bullock, Toby Jones, Daniel Craig, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sigourney Weaver
director:
Douglas McGrath
distributor:
Warner Independent Pictures
author:
Douglas McGrath
genre:
Drama, Biography

We gave it an A-

Unfairly dismissed as ”the other Truman Capote movie,” Infamous takes a different tack in portraying the story of his true-crime masterpiece In Cold Blood. The film’s first half, jaunty and lighthearted, focuses on his high-society Manhattan lifestyle; the second hypothesizes that Capote had an affair, emotional or otherwise, with murderer Perry Smith (Craig). EXTRAS Writer-director Douglas McGrath’s consistently informative commentary is full of Capote anecdotes, plus the tidbit that Mark Ruffalo, cast as Smith, dropped out at the last minute.