|Starring:||Jeff Daniels, Daniel Craig, Gwyneth Paltrow, Isabella Rossellini, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver, Toby Jones|
|Genre:||Drama - Biography, Period|
|Collections:||The Best of Daniel Craig, Watch Now: Daniel Craig|
|Run time:||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Jun 2007|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith, whilst researching for his book In Cold Blood.
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Truman Capote againBy a customer from London, England , 27 Dec 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Infamous is about the American author Truman Capote and his obsession with the murder of a farming family in Kansas in 1959 which became the inspiration for his masterpiece In Cold Blood. Does this sound familiar? It was also the subject-matter of the 2005 film Capote.
It is impossible to watch one without comparing it to the other, but there are differences between the two which make Infamous worth watching. Capote was realistic and wholly believable. Based on Gerald Clarkes acclaimed biography, it portrayed Truman Capote as a self-centred and determined man manipulating the killers to gain their trust and therefore the material necessary to write his book. Infamous is an altogether lighter and more glamorous affair. It is based on Truman Capote by George Plimpton and contains fictional scenes and characters and a sprinkling of humour. Truman is portrayed as a softer and more likeable character who becomes emotionally drawn to one of the killers (Daniel Craig) - including a lingering kiss in his jail cell. Toby Jones gives a strong performance as Capote, complete with high-pitched voice, but the film doesnt allow him to bring quite the depth of character to the role as Philip Seymour Hoffman was allowed in Capote. Sandra Bullock is a suitably restrained Nelle Harper Lee, but if you are a Gwynneth Paltrow fan be warned that all she does is sing a song.
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clever filmBy a customer , 25 Mar 2013At the beginning i couldn't relate to the character (capote) and this made the film feel boring to me but as the character's feeling's changed because of the condemned man perry, it changed my perpective of the character capote as well as the film itself and i became sucked in.
Incredible performances and has more to say than I expectedBy DanElford (18 reviews) , 23 Feb 2013
[Highly rated reviewer]'Infamous' struggles with itself at first, but once it finds gear, it depicts rather wonderfully the events that lead to Truman Capote's 'In Cold Blood'. Whilst looking occasionally televisual, it is nevertheless a brilliant balance of humour and melancholy, which keeps you entertained and engaged, whilst never losing track of the morose event at its heart. It has something to say about the artist, too. A star-studded cast all turn in terrific performances in a film that was quickly overshadowed, but if you thought Philip S. Hoffman gave a good performance as the man (which he did), then you haven't seen anything yet; Tobey Jones disappears here! Recommended viewing.
confusing - not recommended!By a customer , 20 Feb 2013We didn't get past the first 15 minutes. Great for those who love weird and confusing arty farty films. Not one for me or any of the 5 others watching it with me!
Better than I thought.By a customer , 30 Jan 2013Really good cast. Interesting story. I confess I thought the Capote voice would get too annoying to watch, but Toby Jones is so enjoyable in the part that you forget all about it and get sucked into the character. Watch out for the scene in the field; genius.
Fantastic DramaBy a customer , 29 Jan 2013A fascinating insite into Capote and his relationship with the condemmed man Perry Smith. Both roles superbly portrayed by 2 of britains great actors Toby Jones and Daniel Craig. Well worth watching this great cast of actors in an intriguing movie that had me hooked from the beginning