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First of all, nice headline.

You know, this movie drove me up a wall. I couldn't wait to be done with it and for it to leave me, but I've never been able to figure out exactly why. It's not like me to dislike a movie just because the main character is a total ass.

So maybe it's the reasons why he was such an ass that bugged me so much. The reasons you stated above. Immature writer, user, exaggerating a child-like voice. Wanting to be recognized -- to constantly want credit but being incapable of accepting the responsibility.

I just couldn't stand him!

That being said, I was happy Hoffman won the Oscar for the role. I figured he must've done one hell of a job to make me feel the way I felt about Capote.


thanks so much for the plug, Lance! Here at the house of Campaspe, some nasty stomach bug felled us all last week like dominos, one after the other. So I have to update much this week. I also owe you an email about Lambert Strether.

I really want to see this movie, but haven't yet, so I will withhold comment. In Cold Blood is a masterpiece to me. It makes every other true crime book I have read seem juvenile.

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