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Charlie Wilson's War/Capote (2007)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5050582585667
Released: 6th October 2008
Release type: Deleted
No. of Discs: 2
Catalogue No: 8258566
Category: Feature, Drama
Format: DVD / Normal
Charlie Wilson's War/Capote (2007) (Deleted)

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Story: Double-bill of films based on real events starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman. 'Charlie Wilson's War' (2007) tells the story of how one congressman who loved a good time, one Houston socialite who loved a good cause, and one renegade CIA agent who loved a good fight, conspired to bring about the largest covert operation in history. In the early 1980s, Charlie Wilson (Tom Hanks) is a womanising US congressional representative from Texas. With the help of maverick CIA agent, Gust Avrakotos (Seymour Hoffman), Wilson dedicates his political efforts to supplying the Afghan mujaheddin with the weapons and support required to defeat the Soviet Union. However, Charlie eventually learns that military victory can only be achieved at a great price. In 'Capote' (2005), it's 1959, and Truman Capote (Seymour Hoffman), a popular writer for The New Yorker, learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Holcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story material, Capote and his friend, Nelle Harper Lee (Catherine Keener), travel to the town to research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, 'In Cold Blood'. To that end, he arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especially with Perry Smith (Clifton Collins Jr), a quiet and articulate man with a troubled history. As he works on his book, Capote feels some compassion for Perry which in part prompts him to help the prisoners to some degree. However, that feeling deeply conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce a literary account that redefined modern non-fiction.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Jud Tylor, Brian Markinson, Ned Beatty, Hilary Angelo, Cyia Batten, Catherine Keener, Clifton Collins Jr, Chris Cooper, Bruce Greenwood, Bob Balaban, Amy Ryan, Mark Pellegrino, Allie Mickelson

Directed by: Mike Nichols, Bennett Miller

Music by: James Newton Howard, Mychael Danna

Produced by: Gary Goetzman, Tom Hanks, Caroline Baron, Michael Ohoven, William Vince

Written by: Aaron Sorkin, Dan Futterman

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Studio/distributor: UCA

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