Thanks to Arlee Bird for creating the A to Z Challenge. My theme this year is books that have been adapted to movies.
IN COLD BLOOD by TRUMAN CAPOTE
In Cold Blood was adapted to a movie in 1967. It's about a
botched robbery by two drifters and it results in a brutal
murder of a rural family.
This movie greatly disturbed me. And to this day I will never
watch it again.
Trivia: Who won the Academy Award for Best Actor in Capote? (Hint: He just died of a drug overdose.)
Yesterday's Trivia Answer: Octavia Spencer won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for The Help.
In Capote? That would be Hoffman.ReplyDelete
Nope. Once gain I have never seen this movie or read this book, but it looks exciting.ReplyDelete
I'll hit upon one soon...Delete
Don't think I know this one. Thanks for visiting my blog, hopefully my internet is fixed again now!ReplyDelete
Good Luck with the internet, Suzanne.Delete
I hate to see blood and violence, thank God I have not seen this movie.ReplyDelete
Definitely not for you RachnaDelete
Haven't read it or seen it. If a movie gets too scary, I just don't like it. I don't even like the "fake" scary things like Halloween. No interest in the Saw movies. And I suspect this one would be on Do Not Watch List. I have read some things that have really freaked me out by writers who cross into that scary space. Often it is because it feels like it COULD happen (or has happened). Those stories stick with me a long time after reading them and not always in the best sorts of ways.ReplyDelete
Phillip Seymour Hoffman.ReplyDelete
I've never seen the movie or read the book but I think it would be especially disturbing since it really happened.
You're right, Julie. And yes it was disturbing because it's based on a true story!Delete
The book greatly disturbed me -- a testament to its greatness -- and so I've never watched the movie. Thanks for the vindication of that stance.ReplyDelete
Very disturbing movie...Delete
Never seen it or read the book. I know I should, but I don't like reading/seeing those kinds of stories. Am I burying my head in the sand? Probably. But there's so much violence in the world already, I don't want to choose to see more of it.ReplyDelete
I'm buried right there next to you, my head I mean...Delete
I can't believe the number of folks who haven't read or seen the movie - the book was terrifying and the movie, lets just say I didn't care for it. But wow what a book, and the start of true crime drama!ReplyDelete
Inspired to watch the movieReplyDelete
That is so weird - I was sure "In Cold Blood" was the story of the Boston Strangler. Oops. Thanks for the true info! :)ReplyDelete
We learn something new every day.Delete
Now I feel like watching this movie! Thanks for your interesting post on it!ReplyDelete
Haven't heard of this one before, much less seen/read it!ReplyDelete
I read the book in high school, and I've never forgotten it. It was disturbing not only in the brutal crime, but in Capote's almost favoritist slant for the murderers in his style and depictions.ReplyDelete