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Movie-A-Day #319: In Cold Blood (1967).

November 15, 2011

On this date in 1959, four members of the Clutter family were brutally murdered during a home invasion on their farm in Holcomb, Kansas. Truman Capote’s book about the case, “In Cold Blood” – begun with the research help of his friend Harper Lee while the killers were still at large – was a runaway bestseller and a pioneer in the true crime genre. Richard Brooks’ film adaptation, starring Robert Blake and Scott Wilson, doesn’t match the scope of the book, but is low-key and chilling nonetheless.

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