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Biography - Truman Capote (A&E DVD Archives) (1997)

Biography , Truman Capote  |  NR |  DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Biography, Truman Capote
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: July 26, 2005
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009HMTFS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #309,081 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The life of the man Norman Mailer called "the best writer of our generation" is chronicled through interviews with friends and colleagues and rarely-seen footage.

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Which is Better? June 16, 2006
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
If you're looking for a documentary on the life of Truman Capote, you have two choices:

* Truman Capote, A&E DVD Archives (2005) [ASIN: B0009HMTFS]; and

* Great Writers: Truman Capote (2000) [ASIN: B000FC2HNG]

Neither one is inexpensive, so I would have liked a review saying which one is better. As it turned out, I ended up buying and watching both. Although both programs are of roughly the same length, the differences are significant.

The Arts & Entertainment (A & E) version is clearly better. It has more information, photographs, film footage, and interesting interviews than the Great Writers version, which seems to be trying to make some sort of artistic statement of its own - lots of pictures of grass waving in the wind, country roads, etc., none of which are terribly relevant.

You will be better off buying the A & E program.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A&E Made the Best Biography! August 9, 2006
By Gandalf
Format:VHS Tape
A&E's Truman Capote bio is head and sholders above the Great Writer's bio. A&E uses rare footage, new reasearch, and exclusive videos to bring the experience to life. The only problem is its just too short at only 50 minutes. As it is, it won't lose your interest, and touches all the important bases. See why Truman Capote is also known as "the tiny terror"!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Straightforward and Well Done August 24, 2006
By DCChris
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
The video is everything you'd expect from the A & E Biography series. Factual, balanced, highly relevant film clips are all part of this film biography. This work gives one a better understanding of and appreciation for Capote's major works, particularly "In Cold Blood". I've viewed it three times and on each occasion, I pick up something new. Very good.
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