Argumentative August #12 – In Cold Blood (1967) – EmmaKWall

My review of In Cold Blood for Argumentative August. Thanks very much to Movie Rob and Ryan from Ten Stars or Less – this was an awesome blogathon!



Ryan and I would like to once again welcome you to another review for our Argumentative August Blogathon.

This next film, In Cold Blood (1967) is being reviewed by Emma of EmmaKWall

Let’s see what Emma thought of this movie….


In Cold Blood (1957)


In Cold Blood is a 1967 film directed by Richard Brooks and starring Robert Blake, John Forsyth and Scott Wilson. It’s based on the book of the same name written by Truman Capote, published in 1966.

In Cold Blood tells the story of real life criminals Perry Smith (Blake) and Dick Hickock (Wilson) who go on the run across the American South after having murdered the Clutter family – Herb a farmer, his wife and their two children. Appended in Las Vegas, Perry and Dick then face trial and the death penalty for their crimes.

In 2008, the film was selected for preservation in the…

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31 Responses to Argumentative August #12 – In Cold Blood (1967) – EmmaKWall

  1. vinnieh says:

    I can see that you really love Capote, I need to read more of his work.

  2. Jay says:

    So many entries for this blogathon, but this one stands out among them. Good job!

  3. movierob says:

    i should probably see this eventually. tnx for participating Ems!

  4. beetleypete says:

    Left a suitable comment on the original, Em. x

  5. theipc says:

    Hi Clam!!!!!!!


    Love Pen!!!

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  6. This was a really great review! I actually didn’t know this was a movie, and I really loved the book too, so I’ll definitely have to look into it!

    • emmakwall says:

      Oh that’s really nice of you to say Jessica, thank you!!! (and thank you for reading!!)

      I thought this really was a great and fitting adaptation from the book, you should definitely watch it, I’d love to hear your thoughts!!! 🙂

      • Yes, I’ll definitely let you know! Did you find the movie online? Have you seen the other Capote films? I have only seen Capote, and not Infamous.

        • emmakwall says:

          I bought it from Amazon I think….I don’t remember it being TOO expensive. Yes I’ve seen Capote and Infamous! Infamous I only saw recently. That was a bit of a pricier DVD, around £20 if I remember rightly.

          I think Capote has the edge slightly but Infamous is still worth watching! Toby Jones is fantastic and it’s more about Truman as a person, as apposed to just the Clutter murder case. It’s more light hearted I suppose.

          Did you enjoy Capote? 🙂

          • Yes, I really liked Capote but thought it was so sad and depressing. I had to watch it in high school English class, and it was a terrible thing to watch at 8am!

            • emmakwall says:

              Oh god, I bet it was!!! 😦

              You may prefer Infamous then… It is still the essential story about him writing his book but it does have a lot more about his life in ‘society’ and I would say it’s a much more light hearted move than Capote, though of course it has its moments..!

              I really like Toby Jones too (who plays Capote in Infamous), I think he’s a great actor!

  7. vinnieh says:

    I left a comment on your review over on Rob’s site, a sublime piece of writing Emma.

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