|Wednesday, April 15th, 2009|
Truman: my new addiction
Hello all. I've only recently fallen in love with Truman Capote's writing (though I read "Breakfast at Tiffany's" back in high school). Until now I have never really had a favorite author, but I am completely addicted! I have been looking for other fans for awhile and would really like to strike up a good conversation about Capote's work. I have yet to read "In Cold Blood" mainly because I am trying to save the best for last, lol. I adore "Answered Prayers" even if it is unfinished, and also like "Music for Chameleons". So what do y'all think? What are your favorite books/stories by Capote?
|Tuesday, October 14th, 2008|
Video: All Good Things (Come To An End)- Nelly Furtado- Capote/To Kill A Mockingbird
This is perhaps my favourite video I have ever made so far. It uses clips from the 2005 film "Capote" and the 1962 film of the book "To Kill A Mockingbird", and focuses on the relationship between close friends Truman Capote and Nelle Harper Lee, and that of their childhood aliases, Scout and Dill. The song is All Good Things (Come To An End) by Nelly Furtado. Enjoy.
"More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones."- Truman Capote
(Truman Capote, Nelle Harper Lee and Jack Dunphy are real people, and this video is fictional. I own no copyright to the clips or music.)
View it here.
Current Mood: happy
|Sunday, February 11th, 2007|
this is the time when we might each pull out our copies of "the dogs bark" and "music for chameleons" and read why anna nicole smith was nothing like marilyn monroe. a while back i transcribed the shorter piece
which eerily hinted her early demise though the longer piece, "a beautiful child" gave a more insightful glimpse into her life. we never need an excuse to read truman but both of these pieces are stunning and with the silly comparisons being made, relevant to today. also, please don't take this as a hate-on for smith because that is not my intention.
|Wednesday, July 26th, 2006|
01 - 19 Capote
20 - 39 Lady Vengeance
40 - 78 Mrs. Henderson Presents
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|Friday, June 2nd, 2006|
I hope this community isn't completely dead...
Just in case - I've just started trying to read the unfinished novel Answered Prayers and I cannot get into it.
Has anyone else had this problem? Am I missing something??
|Friday, May 12th, 2006|
One advice please...
I am working on English project that has to do with writing a script of only one scene in 'In Cold Blood'. I have read up to the 3/4 of the whole book, as the book is to be finished by the end of May. I am very stuck with choosing an appropriate and suitable scenario in 'In Cold Blood', and I don't know what to do.
Plus... can you think of real good actors/actresses for the portray of the following:
1) Nany Clutter
2) Kenyon Clutter
3) Perry Smith
4) Dick Hickock
I really appreciate it. If it's not to be a part of this community, let me know immediately, and I'll instantly delete it.
Thanks in advance.
♥ Current Mood: crushed
|Sunday, December 25th, 2005|
|Saturday, December 24th, 2005|
Icons and a question...
I thought you all might be interested in these three icons I made of Capote, two of the Irving Penn shots, and one from the famous dust jacket shot from Other Voices, Other Rooms
Also, other than Breakfast at Tiffany's
and In Cold Blood
, which I've already read, which of Capote's books is your favourite? I'm trying to decide what to read next. Current Mood: curious
|Monday, November 14th, 2005|
I'm a new member of your community. First of all, I beg your pardon: my english is not very good. Second, I'd like to share a picture I've found this morning:
Mr. Capote visiting Oscard Wilde's grave. By Henry Benson.
|Saturday, October 22nd, 2005|
A belated happy birthday...
Sir Capote's birthday was and went and shamefully me nor anyone else mentioned it here in this little community but I'm making it all up by posting a little picture I found last night.
My aunt Joan sent me all of her old Vogue magazines, and one of them (dating back to December 1987) had a little feature on Truman and it was accompanied by this picture that at least I hadn't seen before.( A close up of TrumanCollapse )
|Monday, October 3rd, 2005|
"New" Capote novel.
Has anyone heard about this? Apparently, the manuscript to Summer Crossing
(the novel TC was working on before he decided to scrap it in favor of Other Voices Other Rooms
) was found in his personal belongings and is being published on October 25. Truman wouldn't have wanted anyone to read it, which is why he scrapped it, but they're publishing it anyway. Is anyone going to get it? I feel kind of guilty about wanting to buy it... but I want to read it! I see it two ways:
1. Don't buy it! Don't go against TC's wishes and give money to Random House!
2. Buy it! And show Random House Truman still has fans.
I don't know. I guess we can get it from the library or something...
If you're wondering, it's about a society woman (ala Holly Golightly) and her "adventures in New York." Thoughts? And has anyone seen Capote
yet? They are talking Oscar buzz for Phillip Seymour Hoffman.
|Sunday, August 7th, 2005|
The ending of Other Voices, Other Rooms
Hi, guys - I came to LJ today with the intention of creating a Capote community, only to see that you had started one. Brilliant!
Can anyone offer any insights into part 3 of "Other Voices, Other Rooms?" It's my favorite Capote, and a vastly underrated book in general, but that third part has always confused the hell out of me.
What's the implication of the sudden switch to stream-of-consciousness and surrealism? Is the implication that Joel was actually bitten by the snake and died? That he was bitten by the snake and was bedridden and hallucinatory for weeks? What's that bit about Idabell going away to be with a preacher? What's the significance of that whole bit with Little Sunshine in the Cloud Hotel, and the donkey jumping off of the balcony and hanging itself?
In short - what the hell is going on at the end of that book? There really seems to be a dearth of critical response to Capote's work; my local bookstore owner friend posits that it's because Capote was always considered a bit of a dilettante, a lapdog to the rich and famous, a society figure, and wasn't taken seriously (critically) until near the end of his life.
|Saturday, July 23rd, 2005|
Picture of my window sill.
I wish I could find a recording of Truman's voice somewhere.