In Cold Blood Movie Review Summary

Actors: Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe

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Based on Truman Capote's 1966 best-seller, the film follows Perry Smith (Blake) and Dick Hickock (Wilson), two parolees who plan to steal $10,000 from a safe in the rural Kansas home of wealthy Herb Clutter. Only there was no safe – just $43 cash. Still, determined to “leave no witnesses,” Smith and Hickock methodically hog-tie Mr. and Mr. Clutter and their two children. Off-screen, Smith slashes Mr. Clutter's throat then shotguns the other three, murders which the film stresses neither could have committed alone.
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The fugitives flee to Mexico cashing bad checks all the way, confident that they left no clues but disagreeing on which new get-rich scheme to follow. When they return to Las Vegas, they are caught and confess. John Forsythe plays the detective who uses pre-DNA blood and footprint evidences to link Hickock to the crime scene.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 30%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very obvious Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Murders of set profession?    -   businessmen

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   sex under blankets Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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