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The Independent Culture

While its thunder has been stolen by last year's Capote, Douglas McGrath's film about the writing of In Cold Blood is the better of the two. It traces exactly the same narrative arc, and arrives at the same grim terminus, yet it fields a keener sense of Capote's involvement with the killer Perry Smith and a friskier enjoyment of his feline wit.

Infamous seamlessly blends the comedy of Capote's time charming the locals in Kansas, his gossipy life in New York and the tense encounters with Perry.

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