In Cold Blood (1967)
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Average Rating: 6.9/10
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Average Rating: 3.9/5
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Richard Brooks wrote and directed this stark black-and-white (with brilliantly evocative cinematography by Conrad Hall) study of two drifters who murder a family, based on Truman Capote's non-fiction novel In Cold Blood. The film takes place in Holcomb, Kansas, where four members of the Herbert Clutter family are roused from their sleep and brutally murdered. The killers, Perry Smith (Robert Blake) and Dick Hickock (Scott Wilson), are two ex-cons who plan to rob the Clutters of $10,000 kept in a
Dec 14, 1967 Wide
Sep 23, 2003
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A probing, sensitive, tasteful, balanced and suspenseful documentary-drama.
Hall's bleak vision, his gift for working with darkness and rain, rivals classic film noir of the 1940s and '50s in its visual mastery.
In contrast to Capote, whose obsessive documentation of the pair's every act betrays his fear than he (and his readers) could well do something similar, Brooks explains and sympathises away their act as being unique to them.
Excellent quasidocumentary, which sends shivers down the spine while moving the viewer to ponder.
[VIDEO ESSAY] Screenwriter-director Richard Brooks's faithful adaptation of Truman Capote's innovative 1966 "non-fiction novel," about a 1959 multiple homicide in Holcomb, Kansas, transcends the sensationalist source material.
Highlight of New American Cinema: Richard Brooks' superb, Oscar-nominated film is a chillingly effective version of Truman Capote's pioneering and influential novel.
Troubling tabloid headline story that already got the full art treatment from Capote.
...worth catching both for its inherent qualities and as a snapshot of Hollywood in transition.
A sociological crime drama that plays like a noose tightening around all our necks.
Adaptação impecável do clássico de Capote, é um filme psicologicamente denso, soberbamente montado e dirigido e que traz Blake e Wilson em atuações inesquecíveis.
This movie is so good I moved to Kansas!
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