…are what cinched the Best Actor Oscar for the late Phillip Seymour Hoffman. His Truman Capote performance was so on-target that when I think of the Real McCoy I often flash on “Philly.” Everyone always points to the “weeping just before the Kansas hanging” scene, but these two are more subtle and more affecting at the same time.

Especially Capote’s dinner-table recollection about the death of his mother during the making of Beat The Devil, and particularly the inability of her widowed husband to handle his own grief. The non-verbal reaction of Chris Cooper‘s Alvin Dewey is perfect.