In Cold Blood Movie Review

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'In Cold Blood' Review'In Cold Blood' is a tragic story of two men, Eugene Hickock andPerry Edward, who murder an entire family in search of money and then findthemselves running from the law. While writing the book, Truman Capoteused only facts to create a novel out of an actual event. He had thousands ofnotes on the subject, but his problem was making his book read like a novel.He accomplished this by adding dialogue and describing characters feelings.This technique is used in the film as well when flashbacks of characterschildhoods are shown.The different plots are handled very well in the movie. The main plotobviously is the murders and the run from the law. Other subplots that areshown are Smith's internal fight with his past in which his father deserted him,and at one point, had a gun pointed to his head. Also there appears to betension between Smith and Hickock. They think differently at times,especially when it comes to the discussion of the crime. You can't help butfeel sympathetic towards Smith, as it appears that he is forced into this byHickock. All characters in the movie were played well by the actors in myopinion. They all seemed real and seemed to fit in with the setting and thetime period.I think that Hickock and Smith are not victims of forces beyond theircontrol, they are victims of, at least in Smith's case, a bad upbringing. Thetwo murderers have no direction in their lives. The only skills that Hickockseems to know is how to steal things and how to write phony checks. Smithseems more sane than Hickock, but all he has is his guitar and that is stolen inMexico. This is reason that these two resort to crime to solve their problems.The film was very well structured in comparison to the book. Capotepurposely didn't tell the detailed version of the deaths until the end of...

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