Gail (gailmarie) wrote,

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So I saw The Illusionist, and it was pretty cool. Slightly predictable, but interestingly shot and fairly well acted.

However, there was a preview for a new upcoming Truman Capote biopic.

Who's synopsis on IMDb is as follows: While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.


Is it just me or are we experiencing deja vu? Sadly, I kinda like the cast for this new one, but even watching the trailer makes me go "uh oh...this is going to be the crappier 'should-have-been-made-for-TV' version." [Kinda like United 93 and it's made-for-TV counterpart, "Flight 93."]

I mean...maybe if they had gone for a different angle? Focused on his life after the deaths? Or before? But the obvious solution was not making the movie at all.

Who is going to bother to see this? People barely went to see Capote and it was nominated for Academy Awards in most of the major categories.


The upside?

Another preview teased me with this film: The Prestige.

Another period-setting movie about magic, a la The Illusionist, but with TWO magicians who happen to be uber hotties Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale. Add in some Michael Caine and a little Scarlett Johansson (because her contract claims she must be in every movie EVER) and you have a lovely combination.

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