In Cold Blood


2pm, Thursday 29th October

Richard Brooks, film, 1967, 135m

Based on Truman Capote’s true account of the inexplicable, brutal murders of Herbert Clutter, a mid west farmer, his wife and two of their four children in 1959.  The film is remarkably faithful to the book, not just in the content and the narrative, but in that it uses the real-life locations of the events.  It also features actual participants including the jurors and the hangman.  In 2008, the film was selected for preservation in the USA by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

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