卡波特是一部剧情/传记/犯罪片，电影重现了饱受争议的同性恋作家卡波特写作小说《In Cold Blood》的历程，深入到卡波特敏感而又残酷的内心世界。 小说主角的原型是1959年美国一个凶残杀手佩里（克利夫顿·克林斯 Clifton Collins Jr.饰），他为了区区100美金而杀害了一家四口。敏感的卡波特（菲利普·塞默·霍夫曼 Philip Seymour Hoffman饰）嗅到了这桩新闻的写作价值，他得到了杂志社的帮助，前往案发地调查关于杀手的一切，一篇纪实文学在卡波特心里酝酿，而功成利就的欲望也在他内心翻滚。 然而，当他和佩里展开长时间的访问接触，却发现眼前这个凶手和自己惊人的相似。佩里把卡波特视为知己，一次次把希望寄托在他身上。然而，在卡波特心里，佩里也只能让位于他的作品，他的名利。 佩里沦为自己深信的人手中的一颗棋，而卡波特，也在作品成名后，终生无法为自己的残忍而释怀。©豆瓣
Famed writer Truman Capote, southern born and bred but now part of the New York City social circle, is growing weary of his current assignment of writing autobiographical type pieces for the New Yorker. After reading a newspaper article about the just occurred November 14, 1959 cold blooded murders of the Clutter family in their rural Kansas home, Truman feels compelled to write about that event as his next article. So he and his personal assistant Nelle Harper Lee, also a southern born New Yorker and an aspiring writer of her own, head to Kansas to research the story first-hand. Truman hopes to use his celebrity status to gain access to whomever he needs, such as to Laura Kinney, a friend of the Clutter daughter she who discovered the bodies, and to Alvin Dewey, the lead police investigator and also a Clutter family friend. If his celebrity doesn't work, Truman will grease the wheels by whatever means necessary. When the police eventually charge suspects, two young men named Dick Hickcock and Perry Smith, Truman uses those same tactics to gain access to them. Truman's fascination with the story makes him believe that he can revolutionize writing by expanding the germ of the article into what he calls a non-fiction novel. His personal involvement also changes as he grows emotionally attached to Perry, the seemingly sensitive and thus probable submissive in the criminal pairing, thus Truman becoming part of the story itself. Article or non-fiction novel, Truman knows that he has to take it to its natural conclusion, something which he cannot force. But also missing are the details of the November 14, 1959 event itself, something that neither Dick or Perry have divulged even in testimony.
一句话评论：The Point of No Return。写作是一种危险的游戏。碎片·关于《卡波特》。血仍未冷。CAPOTE——人性与职业伦理。诚心请教各位豆瓣高手卡波特片中第2分44秒开始的JAZZ交响的乐名？来源？歌手？或是任何能找到此配乐的资料都请告诉我！！！。双人独舞，各自为政。cold blood。风骚的杜鲁门·卡波特。have to see。