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In Cold Blood (1967) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Richard Brooks and produced by Richard Brooks.

In Cold Blood was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2008.

Academy Awards 1967 --- Ceremony Number 40 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best CinematographyConrad HallNominated
Best DirectorRichard BrooksNominated
Best Music - ScoringQuincy JonesNominated
Best WritingRichard BrooksNominated
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In Cold Blood (1967)

By Beatrice on Jul 8, 2019 From Flickers in Time

In Cold Blood Directed by Richard Brooks Written by Richard Brooks from the book by Truman Capote 1967/USA Columbia Pictures/Pax Enterprises Repeat viewing/Amazon Instant Splendid cinematography and excellent acting make this tale of murder and madness a must-see. This is the true story of Dick Hick... Read full article


Short Cuts 6: In Cold Blood (1967)

By Aaron West on Dec 8, 2015 From Criterion Blues

Dec 8 Posted by aaronwest Aaron West and David Blakeslee talk about Richard Brooks’ 1967 adaptation of the popular Truman Capote “Non-fiction Novel,” In Cold Blood. We talk about the actual crime itself and how the perpetrators are portrayed, whether accurately or not, the wide re... Read full article


Short Cuts 6: In Cold Blood (1967)

By Aaron West on Dec 8, 2015 From Criterion Blues

Dec 8 Posted by aaronwest Aaron West and David Blakeslee talk about Richard Brooks’ 1967 adaptation of the popular Truman Capote “Non-fiction Novel,” In Cold Blood. We talk about the actual crime itself and how the perpetrators are portrayed, whether accurately or not, the wide re... Read full article


Short Cuts 6: In Cold Blood (1967)

By Aaron West on Dec 8, 2015 From Criterion Blues

Dec 8 Posted by aaronwest Aaron West and David Blakeslee talk about Richard Brooks’ 1967 adaptation of the popular Truman Capote “Non-fiction Novel,” In Cold Blood. We talk about the actual crime itself and how the perpetrators are portrayed, whether accurately or not, the wide re... Read full article


Offbeat Blu-ray Review: In Cold Blood – The Criterion Collection

By Devon Powell on Nov 18, 2015 From Hitchcock Master

Spine # 781 Distributor: Criterion Collection (USA) Release Date: November 17th, 2015 Region: Region A Length: 2:14:40 Video: 1080P (MPEG-4, AVC) Main Audio: 5.1 English DTS-HD Master Audio (48 kHz, 3731 kbps, 24-Bit) Subtitles: English Ratio: 2.35:1 Bitrate: 24.50 Mbps Notes: This title is also av... Read full article


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Quotes from

Reporter: They say Nancy's boyfriend is the prime suspect.
Alvin Dewey: Is that what they say?
Reporter: Well, he was the last one to see them alive.
Alvin Dewey: Except for the killers.


Perry: That was stupid - stealin' a lousy pack of razor blades! To prove what?
Dick: It's the national pastime, baby, stealin' and cheatin'. If they ever count every cheatin' wife and tax chiseler, the whole country would be behind prison walls.


Perry: [quoting his father] Look at me boy! Take a good look! Cause I'm the last living thing you're ever gonna see!


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To get the authenticity he wanted, Richard Brooks filmed in all the actual locations including the Clutter house (where the murders took place) and the actual courtroom (6 of the actual jurors were used). Even Nancy Clutter's horse Babe was used in a few scenes. The actual gallows at the Kansas State Penitentiary were used for filming the executions, however, in a 2002 interview, Charles McAtee (who was State Corrections Director for Kansas in the 1960's), clarified the hangman in the film was an actor, not the real deal.
The "Jenson"/"Narrator" characters are based on the author himself, Truman Capote. Capote went to Kansas soon after the murders to cover the manhunt and to interview those who knew the Clutter family. After the apprehension and conviction of killers Perry Smith and Dick Hickock, Capote became a major part of the killers' lives while they were on death row, forming a particularly close bond with Smith. Smith gave most of his belongings - drawings, books - to Capote. Capote was present at the executions and witnessed the carrying-out of Hickock's sentence, but couldn't bear to watch Smith die, and left the room before he was brought in.
Five students from the University of Kansas' theater department got roles: Paul Hough, Kip Niven, Brenda Currin, Richard Kelton and Mary Linda Rapelye.
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