Tom and I spent Saturday night by the fire, drinking mulled wine and watching Capote. The movie is based on the life of American writer Truman Capote while he writes In Cold Blood – his most famous work and a book both Tom and I really enjoyed. If you don’t know him for this, you probably know him as writer of Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
In Cold Blood is a non-fiction fiction, telling the story of the 1959 murders of Kansas farming family the Clutters and then following the psychological relationship between the two killers. It is one of the most compelling but also chilling books I’ve read and even now, years later, I can picture every scene because the language was so descriptive.
The movie was probably bordering on art house – slow, intense and beautifully shot. And it featured Harper Lee, which made me want to do a better job of reading To Kill a Mockingbird than I did in fourth form.