THE CAPOTE TAPES
THE CAPOTE TAPES seeks to form a better understanding of Truman Capote’s larger-than-life persona while shedding light on his struggle to follow up his success of In Cold Blood.
Truman Capote was always the life of the party. Made famous for writing the seminal BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S and forging a new type of investigative journalism with In Cold Blood, Capote was catapulted into a life of glamorous fame. Surrounding himself with fellow celebrities and socialites, Capote thrived on chic soirees, gossip, alcohol, and prescription pills. Drawing from George Plimpton’s prominent 1997 oral history of Capote, in which several of the author’s friends (and enemies) share scintillating stories, THE CAPOTE TAPES weaves in new interviews and a multitude of photos and home movies seen here for the first time. Though Capote’s talent and potential was vast, his inability to live up to the acclaim of In Cold Blood marred his final years, as he tried to finish his magnum opus novel Answered Prayers. This illuminating documentary is a thought-provoking study of a talented and complicated icon of American literature, directed by former White House advisor Ebs Burnough in his unflinching filmmaking debut.
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