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Capote Classic 'In Cold Blood' Tainted by Long-Lost Files
« on: February 09, 2013, 09:36:37 AM »

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Re: Capote Classic 'In Cold Blood' Tainted by Long-Lost Files
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2013, 05:09:54 PM »
Fascinating. I remember well the release of that book and the hype surrounding it. I read it as soon as soon as copies were available. Now to find out Capote somewhat "embellished" the tale doesn't really surprise me given who he was and what he was like.
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Re: Capote Classic 'In Cold Blood' Tainted by Long-Lost Files
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 05:16:24 PM »
Fascinating. I remember well the release of that book and the hype surrounding it. I read it as soon as soon as copies were available. Now to find out Capote somewhat "embellished" the tale doesn't really surprise me given who he was and what he was like.

Me too..I have always been fascinated by this case....

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Re: Capote Classic 'In Cold Blood' Tainted by Long-Lost Files
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2013, 05:29:35 PM »
Interesting that Harper Lee declined to comment on this story, but I'm not surprised.

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Re: Capote Classic 'In Cold Blood' Tainted by Long-Lost Files
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2013, 08:21:45 PM »
It always creeped me out that Capote fell in love with Perry Smith, one of the murderers.
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Re: Capote Classic 'In Cold Blood' Tainted by Long-Lost Files
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2013, 01:06:46 AM »
This I was not aware of but it makes sense:

It always creeped me out that Capote fell in love with Perry Smith, one of the murderers.

When these 2 dirtbags finally got their just desserts, Capote was much criticized by the congoscenti for not doing more to help them avoid the noose.

A rather good movie of the Clutter murders was made with Robert Blake portraying Smith. Blake, of course, went on to have a personal involvement with another killing, but for him, no noose.
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