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In Cold Blood--A New Twist

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Guitarzan, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. Guitarzan

    Guitarzan Friend of Leo's

    Feb 28, 2006
    Hotlanta, GA
  2. Maricopa

    Maricopa Friend of Leo's

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    Phx, AZ
    Interesting. Wouldn't be surprised to find those bastards killed a lot more people than that.

    Police are also testing some old DNA samples they found from John Wayne Gacy, trying to tie him to some murders he might have committed while on business trips.
     
  3. Buckocaster51

    Buckocaster51 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Aha! Maybe they were not the sympathetic souls that Capote made them to be.
     
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  5. Bones

    Bones Doctor of Teleocity

    Dec 31, 2005
    Luddite Island, NY
    I was hoping this thread was going to be about this....


     
  6. macdog

    macdog Tele-Holic

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    Sep 21, 2007
    Melbourne, Australia
    I'm not sure that Capote made them 'sympathetic'. Perry certainly had a terrible upbringing, but I don't see Capote using this as an excuse for his crimes. I find the book powerful in its contemplation of evil, uncompromising in its depictions of ordinary people doing monstrous deeds.
     
  7. Guitarzan

    Guitarzan Friend of Leo's

    Feb 28, 2006
    Hotlanta, GA
    If you ever saw little Holcomb, KS you would be surprised that such a thing could happen there. Definitely not a place one would expect a gruesome murder.
     
  8. Stubee

    Stubee Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 22, 2007
    Mid-Michigan
    Interesting indeed.

    I read that book in the '60s and still have it. Another crime wouldn't surprise me nor change how I thought Hickock & Smith were portrayed: absolute cold-blooded killer loser low-lives who happened to have human characteristics. That's in part what made the book so interesting, insight into misfits.

    The FL case sounds like a tough crime to solve now with evidence at hand, exhumation or not.
     
  9. KokoTele

    KokoTele <img src="http://www.tdpri.com/gifs/vendor.png" /> Vendor Member

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    I didn't think Capote made them out to be sympathetic characters either. He told the story of their earlier lives to provide a context (i.e. "How on Earth could someone do this?"), and to eviscerate them as much as anything else.

    Capote exploited the stories of the killers for his own gain, and did it rather coldly.
     
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