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Infamous (2006)

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Release Date
• USA: Oct 13, 2006

Budget USD 13,000,000
BoxOffice: $1.1M

Official Website:
Infamous Website

MPAA Rating
Rated R for language, violence and some sexuality.

Running Time
1 hour, 50 minutes

Country USA

Production Companies
Jack and Henry Productions Inc., Killer Films, Longfellow Pictures

Studio Warner Independent

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Genre: Drama, Gay/Lesbian, Biography

Tagline: There's more to the story than you know

Plot: Hollywood studios are notorious for liberally borrowing ideas from each other, with the resulting clutch of similarly-themed films often bewildering the public as they try to decide which movie to go and see. In 2005 Bennett Miller directed CAPOTE, an Oscar-winning dramatization of Truman Capote's traumatic experiences writing the celebrated novel IN COLD BLOOD. In 2006 Douglas McGrath (COMPANY MAN) directed INFAMOUS, a movie that follows exactly the same premise. Although it's difficult to see why such a story would need to be immortalized in celluloid for a second time, McGrath does throw in a few tricks to help separate the two films. Talking head interviews with some of Capote's contemporaries, such as Gore Vidal and Babe Paley, are used, and the movie has a lighter--almost comedic at times--feel to it than Miller's movie.

The basic premise of INFAMOUS is exactly the same as that of CAPOTE, so we witness Toby Jones's Capote traveling from New York to Kansas, settling into the town, interviewing the murderers, and developing an obsession with one of them--Perry Smith (Daniel Craig). Despite the similarities, salvation can be found in the performance of Jones, who lights up the screen with a performance that closely rivals Philip Seymour Hoffman's turn as the infamous

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 Directed by
Douglas McGrath
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 Written by
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 Music By
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