On assignment to write an article for 'The New Yorker,' Truman Capote traveled to a small Kansas town, where he began to investigate and report on the gruesome murder of a local family. At first leery of the writer, the townsfolk come to trust Capote and allow him into their lives, giving him his story.
Capote spans the years 1959 to 1965. It opens with the Breakfast at Tiffany's scribe reading a news story about the Clutters, four members of a prosperous farming family, found murdered in Holcomb, Kan., and ends with the snap of the hangman's noose that concludes his 1966 nonfiction classic In Cold Blood. » Read more