I really miss Truman Capote from the days when he was constantly showing up on television talk shows and variety shows. I enjoyed his "outrageous" mannerisms, his voice and the way that he always tried to shock the host and audience of the shows on which he guested. He always made me laugh and that is exactly what he wanted to do. But Capote managed to hide behind the "character" that he turned himself into and it allowed him to remain a celebrity despite the great writing difficulties that he had after he finished "In Cold Blood." He was unique and he still fascinates me but, for some reason, I've seen neither of the two movies about him that were produced a few years ago. I need to fix that.
"Infamous" movie trailer - Warner Brothers
"Capote" movie trailer - Sony
I've often wondered how two major studios could decide to produce almost the same movie at the same time, but I'm sure that Truman would have loved all the attention. I'm curious to see how Harper Lee is portrayed in the two films and to find out whether or not she had anything to do with either of them. So I'm finally getting around to these two movies (that's my usual pace these days when it comes to movies) and looking forward to what they have to say about Capote and Nell Harper.