In Cold Blood is a non-fiction novel [1] by American author Truman Capote , first published in ; it details the murders of four members of the Herbert Clutter family in the small farming community of Holcomb, Kansas. Capote learned of the quadruple murder before the killers were captured, and he traveled to Kansas to write about the crime. He was accompanied by his childhood friend and fellow author Harper Lee , and they interviewed residents and investigators assigned to the case and took thousands of pages of notes. Killers Richard Hickock and Perry Smith were arrested six weeks after the murders and later executed by the state of Kansas. Capote ultimately spent six years working on the book.

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In , Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row. An African-American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town. Fascinated by gorgeous Mrs. Bannister, seaman Michael O'Hara joins a bizarre yachting cruise, and ends up mired in a complex murder plot.

At a remote South American trading port, the manager of an air freight company is forced to risk his pilots' lives in order to win an important contract. In meeting in Kansas, ex-cons Perry Smith and Dick Hickock are breaking several conditions of their respective paroles. After the robbery, they plan on going to Mexico permanently to elude capture by the police. Each brings a necessary personality to the partnership to carry out the plan, Dick who is the brash manipulator, Perry the outwardly more sensitive but unrealistic dreamer with a violent streak under the surface.

Perry literally carries all his dreams in a large box he takes with him wherever he goes. As Perry and Dick go on the run, a murder Written by Huggo. Imagine turning out the lights in your remote farmhouse on a cold night, and then going to bed. There's no need to lock the doors.

The only sound is the wind whistling through the trees. Sometime after midnight a car with lights off inches up the driveway. Moments later an intruder beams a flashlight into your darkened living room. What makes this image so scary is the setting: a remote farmhouse It's the stuff of nightmares. But this is no dream. The events really happened, in Two con men with heads full of delusions kill an entire Kansas family, looking for a stash of cash that doesn't exist.

Director Richard Brooks used the actual locations where the real-life events occurred, even the farmhouse It makes for a memorable, and haunting, film. Both of the lead actors closely resemble the two real-life killers. Robert Blake is more than convincing as Perry Smith, short and stocky with a bum leg, who dreams of finding Cortez' buried treasure. Scott Wilson is almost as good as Dick Hickock, the smooth-talking con artist with an all-American smile. After their killing spree, the duo head to Mexico.

Things go awry there, so they come back to the U. But it's a fool's life, and the two outlaws soon regret their actions. The film's final twenty minutes are mesmerizing, as the rain falls, the rope tightens, and all we hear is the pounding of a beating heart.

Even with its somewhat mundane middle Act, "In Cold Blood" stages in riveting detail a real-life story that still hypnotizes, nearly half a century later. It's that setting that does it. Do you suppose people in rural Kansas still leave their doors unlocked Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends.

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Crazy Credits. Alternate Versions. Rate This. After a botched robbery results in the brutal murder of a rural family, two drifters elude police, in the end coming to terms with their own mortality and the repercussions of their vile atrocity.

Director: Richard Brooks. Writers: Truman Capote based on the book by , Richard Brooks written for the screen by. Available on Amazon.

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