Analysis Of Truman Capote 's The Novel ' Cold Blood

1563 Words Apr 24th, 2016 7 Pages
Real crime or true story is a recently denomination term used to refer to nonfictional acting of actual crimes, usually murders. There has been little methodical study of the genre; critics and scholars offer contradictory theories about true-crime literature. Although the term and the popularity of the genre are relatively new, factual accounts of crimes are not. True-crime accounts date back as far as the 18th century, and such writers as Edmund Pearson, William Roughead, and Jonathan Goodman described the exploits of criminals earlier in the twentieth century. Critics agree that Truman Capote 's In Cold Blood gave birth to the genre (Fathers fall 1990). Called a nonfiction novel, the book was a not factual account of the murder of a Kansas family in which Capote focused on the killers not the victims, as was the norm previously. In attempting to explain why the killers acted as they did, Capote 's work and Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo work could be considered classics of the genre. This essay takes its print to compare and contrast the two crime based movies by looking into their content and setting to bringing out their similarities and differences. It also outlines some of the benefits of such genres is society.
Most crime movies are real life crime inspired. These are real life experiences and true stories turned into enactment though they may not capture the full real life flow of events. Foxcatcher is one of such movies which are inspired by a real…
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