Capote was a brilliant film, and you're right about Hoffman. Now, if you'll go on my word, watch Infamous. It's another film about Truman Capote released at almost the same time with Toby Jones (a brilliant British comedian and dead ringer for Capote) as Truman and Sandra Bullock as Harper Lee. I thought this film was by far the better of the two and can be watched without the feeling that you've seen the same movie twice. Just the scene of Jones' Capote, standing in a grocery store in Arkansas after promising to make the sheriff's family a fancy meal, contemplating a huge display of the only cheese in the store - Velveeta, is worth the money.
I loved this version of Capote's life.
And, yes, the trip was a very good one. We played music with a lot of great singer/songwriters from the Houston area at a legendary club. Anderson Fair saw the beginning of some amazing people like Nanci Griffith and Lyle Lovett. It was an honor to be asked to be part of the memorial concert, and it gave us the chance to visit with friends in Louisiana along the way. That, and buying more boudin and andouille, and a boneless whole chicken stuffed with crawfish and shrimp for Thursday's dinner with our son, who's flying in Wednesday night. We're still rubbery from the trip, having our first cup of coffee back home and watching the news, more boring than ever I think.
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