Robert Capote's In Cold Blood

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In Cold Blood features the true story and details of the bloody murders of the Clutter family in Holcomb, Kansas. “Images in the film Brooks has made from Capote’s celebrated reporting of a Kansas murder case, In Cold Blood” (Crowther). One early morning in Holcomb Kansas, the Clutter family is awaken from their sleep and brutally murdered. The killers are two ex-convicts Dick Hickock and Perry Smith who planned to rob Herbert Clutter of $10,000 that was contained in a safe at his home. However, Dick and Perry find no safe, or $10,000, they end up leaving the scene of the crime with only $43. Unbeknown to them a police chase ensues. Both flee to Mexico, with Dick cashing bad checks to finance their trip. When Perry’s dreams of prospecting
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