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In cold blood

Dick Hickock and Perry Smith, photographed by Richard Avedon.

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  1. Holy moly. “In Cold Blood” is one of my favourite reads and these portraits are so very disturbing (and yet completely ordinary).

    October 14, 2010
  2. vic #

    It’s weird, I re-watched Capote on the plane to California last year and then saw an Avedon exhibition in SF. I didn’t realise he’d taken their portraits until I came face to face with them in MOMA. “In Cold Blood” is stunning. Have you read any of his other books? x

    October 14, 2010
  3. I have to admit I admired In Cold Blood more than loved it, but perhaps that was because my brain could no longer process something that wasn’t either pure academia or pure, idealized, utopian, feel-good fiction. But a work of writing art, to be sure…

    And the portraits are pure Avedon therefore pure wonder.

    October 14, 2010
  4. I haven’t read any of his other work–add that to the list. And I loved the film as well–I think it’s the best when actors as good as Philip Seymour Hoffman get THEIR movie, if you see what I mean?–it really did the book justice.

    October 19, 2010
  5. vic #

    Breakfast at Tiffany’s is beautiful. So much better (and darker) than the film. I’ve read a collection of his short stories too which I really enjoyed.

    October 22, 2010
  6. So odd… I just met the actor who played Perry in the film. He was equally as strannge. But then most actors I have met are strange to me.

    October 26, 2010

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