Saturday, November 19, 2005

Oh Truman

Finally, I saw Capote tonight.

Though the movie is just minutes shy of being two hours, I never noticed the time. (And usually I sit in movies wondering when they will be over.)

It's very much just a sliver of the man, the time he spent researching and writing In Cold Blood. It focuses almost entirely on his writing process - finding the story, researching, interviewing, manipulating, waiting. It takes four years from the start of what he inititally thinks will be a good story in The New Yorker to the publication of In Cold Blood. There's even a great quote in the movie when he tells his editor: "When I think about how good this book could be, I can't breath."

Ah, yes... I think that all time, only about my blog.

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