Saturday, May 20, 2006 at 1:36 AM |  

Philip as Capote
Originally uploaded by Ben Northern.

Philip's erie portrayal of Truman Capote was the only real gravitational pull that this film could muster. I found the character study to be a distraction after a while. I get it, Philip is great. Stop rubbing my face into it. I get it that he's the center of attention at every social gathering. Very clever stories *I guess* since we're dumped into the middle of them just in time to hear Truman's great zingers. I guess thats part of the NYC society allure. If you want to see a great actor, then this is a movie for you. If you want to see a movie about an author's turning point in his career and life - well, that's this movie too. It's a brainy flick, not a popcorn tosser.

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