Originally Posted by ImaStar
Capote. Waste of time, what a load of overhyped drivel! I love Phillip Seymour Hoffman but if the Acadamy was on this politically acceptance kick Brokeback Mountain (my wife thought it was called Bareback Mountain) was far superior. Yes the first viewing was really unsettleing for me but definitelty a more intriguing character study. Nod to Jake Gyllenhaal or Terrence Howard in Hustle and Flow.
I detest movies that depict homosexuality so I have assiduously avoided Brokeback Mountain. Nevertheless, I really liked Capote. I thought Capote's relationship with Perry Smith was well handled, as was the exploration of his lifelong friendship with Harper Lee. Capote won the Best Actor Oscar, deservedly, I thought, and Catherine Keener, who was also nominated, was equally impressive as Harper Lee.
In addition to their personal friendship, Capote and Lee frequently worked together, as they did when she edited Capote's masterpiece, In Cold Blood. In fact the rumor persists the Lee's brilliant, To Kill a Mockingbird, was actually ghostwritten by Capote. The rumor retains currency because To Kill a Mockingbird was the only novel Lee ever wrote.