Cultural Opportunity #1

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Friday, July 23, 2010

Cultural Opportunity #1

I chose to watch the movie "Capote" for one of my cultural opportunities. When I picked this movie I didn't even know who Capote was.  What I got out of the movie was that Truman Capote was a gay man back in the 60’s which had to have been hard at that time.  He was also a very smart and devious guy.  Truman was close with his assistant who was also a writer.  She wrote “To Kill a Mocking Bird.”  Truman decided to write an article on a family that was murdered in their own home.  He became friends, if you could call it that, with the guys that committed the crime.  I actually think he may have even fallen in love with the one man named Perry.  He would continually tell Perry that he hasn’t started writing anything about the book yet and he needed more information from him.  When in fact, he was almost done with the book and he needed Perry to tell him what happened the night of the killings.  He would tell Perry he would get him and his brother a good lawyer to get them off death row.  Finally Perry decided to tell Truman what had happened.  Perry had Mr. Clutter down in the basement and told him he was not going to kill him.  Perry then slit his throat and grabbed the gun from his brother and shot Mr. Clutter in the head and then proceeded up stairs to kill the rest.  I think Truman was shocked at what he told him because the next time Perry called him and asked him to get him another lawyer Truman said no.  Well Truman got a telegram from Perry wanting him to come see him before he and his brother was put to death.  Truman ended up going and visited the two right before they came and got them.  Truman watched Perry be hanged. 

After watching this movie I think I would like to read “In Cold Blood”.  It sounds really good and it is supposed to be one of the best novels ever written in America.  Library here I come.
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