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Old 12-20-2012, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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This just happened a day or two ago.


Did the In Cold Blood Killers Murder a Second Family? - YouTube


'In Cold Blood' Killers Bodies Exhumed in Second Murder Investigation - YouTube

I never heard they were in Florida always believing they left Kansas after the murders heading straight for Mexico.

But then again Capote's book was a "true novel" which I guess means based on a real case with lots of made up stuff.

Understand I am not knocking Capote's "In Cold Blood" was one of the best books ever written in my opinion.

Oh, this is the most interesting news clip of the last couple days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-am3DBGNfIo
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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Wow!!!! This is chilling. I wonder if anything will come of it?
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Grove City, Ohio
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Wow!!!! This is chilling. I wonder if anything will come of it?
No kidding.

Just the other day I was going to mention Perry Smith in this thread Which killers do you feel a bit of sympathy for? but decided against it. I am happy I didn't because if Smith's DNA shows up after 50 years I'd never be able to live that one down.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:21 AM
 
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one of my favourite books too...scary, freaky stuff
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:23 AM
 
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one of my favourite books too...scary, freaky stuff
Netflix is showing Capote which is a 2005 biographical film about Truman Capote, following the events during the writing of Capote's non-fiction book In Cold Blood.

Catherine Keener did an excellent job as Capote's friend Nelle Harper Lee

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The last appeal is rejected, and Perry and Dick are hanged, Perry's hanging being explicitly shown. Truman talks to Harper Lee about the horrifying experience and laments that he could not have done anything to stop it. She replies, "Maybe not; the fact is you didn't want to." This is the last line of the film. The next and last scene shows Truman looking at photos and some of the writings and drawings that Perry gave him.
The problem with Capote's work is it's hard to tell where reality ends and fiction begins. I always thought the two killers left Kansas heading to Mexico where they spent most of December until returning to Las Vegas where they were captured. Were they ever really in Mexico?
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:11 AM
 
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I think they were in Mexico, but the details of when and for how long didn't make it into the book. And even Capote knew mainly what two criminals told him, so he was not in the best position to know.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:19 PM
 
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I think they were in Mexico, but the details of when and for how long didn't make it into the book. And even Capote knew mainly what two criminals told him, so he was not in the best position to know.
Found this site called SparkNotes
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:59 PM
 
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This link is for the local Sarasota paper with a few stories if anyone is interested.
http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pb...lker%20murders
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:23 AM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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This just happened a day or two ago.


Did the In Cold Blood Killers Murder a Second Family? - YouTube


'In Cold Blood' Killers Bodies Exhumed in Second Murder Investigation - YouTube

I never heard they were in Florida always believing they left Kansas after the murders heading straight for Mexico.

But then again Capote's book was a "true novel" which I guess means based on a real case with lots of made up stuff.

Understand I am not knocking Capote's "In Cold Blood" was one of the best books ever written in my opinion.

Oh, this is the most interesting news clip of the last couple days.


Bodies of 'Cold Blood' killers exhumed in Kansas _ Watch the video - YouTube

What an interesting post! And thank you for the links.

"In Cold Blood" is an amazing book and the first adult book I ever read. I have the first edition and I am a true Capote fan.

Capote's book however, can not be read as True Crime. I love True Crime, but this groundbreaking book is not strictly True Crime.

Capote added conjecture and omniscient back story. to his masterpiece. He was not their. He could not have possibly known what was thought or said.

In his own words, it was the first example of what he called " a new style of reportage".

Today it is refereed to as Creative Non Fiction.
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Old 12-22-2012, 12:42 PM
 
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Capote considered In Cold Blood to be an totally new genre. He called it a 'nonfiction novel.'
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