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Fri, 17 Feb 2006

Capote - The Album / Truman Capote & Mychael Danna
Capote - The Album Capote is a strange film, not a biopic but a retelling of one period of Truman Capote's life: the time when he wrote In Cold Blood. But it's not that either, not exactly. Because it's also about the killers, and Capote's relationship with them, and with the people in his own life, and the way that creating his one great work would destroy him. So in a way it's about Capote's life, or at least what that life was to become.

So perhaps it's appropriate that Capote - The Album is something other than a traditional movie soundtrack. We're used to collections of songs and incidental music. We're even used to albums that combine the music with dialogue, which I first encountered with the soundtrack to Robert Altman's M*A*S*H. But this may be a first: an album that combines the music from the film with the subject of that film reading from the book whose writing is depicted in that film. And somewhat in the way that the movie of Capote recreates some of the look and the structure of In Cold Blood, the album brings together the cinematic and the real life Truman. Which one is more compelling and more penetrable I leave to the reader.

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