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Oscar Vault Monday – Capote, 2005 (dir. Bennett Miller)


I remember seeing this film in theaters when it first came out and being completely swept away by its stark, simple beauty. It’s a film that is unrelenting from the beginning and doesn’t let up until the credits role. While Philip Seymour Hoffman is really the center of the film in a powerhouse performance as Truman Capote, it’s a wonderful ensemble filled with some of the greatest working character actors of modern cinema. It was nominated for five Oscars, winning one: Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress Catherine Keener, Best Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman (won), Best Director and Best Picture. It was up against Brokeback Mountain, Good Night, and Good Luck., Munich and winner Crash.

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Movie Quote of the Day – Capote, 2005 (dir. Bennett Miller)


Truman Capote: It’s as if Perry and I grew up in the same house. And one day he stood up and went out the back door, while I went out the front.
Nelle Harper Lee: Are you kidding me?
Truman Capote: No.