Posted on: June 29, 2005
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In Cold Blood is a powerful and often shocking film based on Truman Capote's famous novel about a real-life 1959 murder case. Two delinquent drifters, Perry Smith and Dick Hickock, senselessly murder an innocent midwestern family after attempting to rob their household and lead the authorities on a long and gruesome search before being captured and sentenced to death. Using innovative filming techniques and searing dialogue, Richard Brooks's film delves deep into the minds of the two troubled youths, examining the subconscious of senseless and reckless killers.