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In Cold Blood 1
Breakfast At Tiffany's 1


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Truman Capote (1924 - 1984)

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artradioguy April 3rd, 2007 01:09 PM PST

Actually Breakfast at Tiffany's is a wonderful story. Always one of my favorite movies, I was 12 when I saw it in the theatre, after I read the book I was amazed how much much more adult the story was than the movie. More importantly, Truman Capote captured the New York lifestyle at that time. The one thing which the movie reverently pictured exactly as was described in the book was the party at Holly Golightly's apartment. Holly of the movie was a little girl in the big city trying to get by. Holly of the book is a bit harder than that. First read In Cold Blood, then read Answered Prayers, and finally Breakfast at Tiffany's. Get to know Truman this way.


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Truman García Capote
(September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American writer whose non-fiction, stories, novels and plays are recognized literary classics. He is best known for In Cold Blood (1966) and the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958). At least 20 films and TV dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories and screenplays.

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