Thursday, August 19, 2010

In Cold Blood

There will be a book talk at the Bellaire Public Library at 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 21st on the great true crime novel "In Cold Blood" by Truman Capote.  Unfortunately, Mr. Capote won't be here.  The speaker will be John Whitehead, professor of fine arts at Wheeling Jesuit University.   The presentation is free and open to the public.  No reservations are needed.


1 comment:

  1. On this subject, if you're interested in the Clutter family murders, I'd recommend watching the 1967 film adaptation by the same name, "In Cold Blood." It was filmed in the Clutters' actual home. The filmmakers were attempting to re-create the events as accurately as possible, though the film's depictions of the murders are rather tame by today's graphic standards (thank goodness). It's still upsetting, nonetheless.

    And if Truman Capote interests you, then I'd recommend the 2005 film "Capote," starring Philip Seymour Hoffman. He won Best Actor for this performance. It is exceptional.

    While the film "In Cold Blood" focuses more broadly on the events that transpired, "Capote" examines Truman Capote's coverage of the case and his relationship with one of the killers.

    Note: You can rent both films FREE at the Ohio County Public Library: "In Cold Blood" ( DVD Feature In1 ) and "Capote" ( DVD Feature C173 ).

    Your favorite movie critic,