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In Cold Blood

Released 1967
Distributor Columbia Pictures

Extensively researched with the help of childhood chum Harper Lee, Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood was a true-life horror story written in a poet’s voice. There’s poetry in Richard Brooks’s 1967 movie adaptation as well, thanks to cinematographer Conrad Hall who contributes some of the finest black and white imagery in movie history. Robert Blake and Scott Wilson are terrifying as the killers Perry Smith and Dick Hickock.

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About John Sayles

John Sayles is an actor, screenwriter, film director and novelist. His most recent novel, A Moment in the Sun, is now available in paperback and his latest feature (his 18th!), Go For Sisters, will attempt to sneak into theaters this September. He would rather watch a good trailer than a bad movie.