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Movie Synopsis

In 1959, Truman Capote and his research assistant, fellow author Harper Lee, head to Kansas to uncover the details of a brutal family slaying in a small town. The complexities of the story cause Capote to abandon his idea of a magazine article about the killings and to determine, instead, to write a non-fiction novel -- In Cold Blood. Capote delves into the author's desperate need for attention and fame, and the lengths to which he will go to shape the story he wants to tell. The film illuminates the self-destructive power of ambition and pride as Capote manipulates the defendants and slowly alienates everyone who ever cared for him.

Movie Sermon's General Warning

Capote contains some strong profanities, brief graphic violence, and homosexual attraction is depicted, but not sexually. Strong viewer discretion advised.

Rating

R

Genre

Drama

Year

2005

Sermon Illustrations


Big Idea
People who fish for praise often are the ones that get caught.
Topics
Flattery, Deception, Praise, self-seeking
Scripture:
Psalms 49:18-20   Proverbs 29:5  
Big Idea
The only friends of the self-centered are bitterness and loneliness.
Topics
Selfishness, Praise, Encouragement, Bitterness
Scripture:
Romans 12:9-10   Romans 13:7-8  

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