History Literature / InColdBlood

27th Aug '16 6:09:24 PM libertydude
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* KickTheDog: Or more accurately, [[KickTheDog Run Over The Dog.]] While in Mexico, Dick sees an emaciated dog and runs over it with his car. He claims that it's a MercyKill, but his extremely apparent glee and excitement about it afterwards belies [[TheSociopath his true mental state.]]
25th Jul '16 12:54:59 PM evilwillhunting
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* AdultFear: In spades. Strangers have broken into your house, have captured and bound your family, and are about to rape your daughter... and there's not a thing you can do about it.
25th Jul '16 11:29:03 AM evilwillhunting
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* TheRemake: The film was remade in 1996 as a TV Movie, which was far more faithful to the book.
25th Jul '16 10:27:48 AM evilwillhunting
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* FaceDeathWithDignity: Dick Hickock greets his captors and mounts the scaffold with grim dignity, never betraying any fear or despair.


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* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Dick gives a very blunt and cruel one to Perry in Mexico. He shatters Perry's fantasy of their "quest" to find lost Spanish Gold from some silly phony "treasure maps" and tells him to grow up.
** Also serves as a bit of a WhamLine: there IS no "plan," and no prospects to get them out of their current predicament (broke, wandering, homeless and wanted by the law).
25th Jul '16 9:45:40 AM evilwillhunting
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* Ephebophile: Dick Hickock. Perry even speculates that Nancy was "probably the real reason" he chose The Clutter Farm for the robbery.

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* Ephebophile: {{Ephebophile}}: Dick Hickock. Perry even speculates that Nancy was "probably the real reason" he chose The Clutter Farm for the robbery.
25th Jul '16 9:45:20 AM evilwillhunting
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* Ephebophile: Dick Hickock. Perry even speculates that Nancy was "probably the real reason" he chose The Clutter Farm for the robbery.
** Later in the book he attempts to seduce a 12 year old girl on the beach, until Perry steps in.
25th Jul '16 9:34:30 AM evilwillhunting
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* OhCrap: When Dewey shows Dick [[spoiler: the bloody footprint and matching boot]], he knows the jig is up.
24th Nov '15 5:38:51 PM MarkLungo
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Considered by some[[note]]See the YMMV about Literature/OperationMassacre about this[[/note]] to be the TropeCodifier for [[NonFictionLiterature the Non-Fiction Novel]], '''''In Cold Blood''''' was written by Truman Capote and published in 1966.

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Considered by some[[note]]See the YMMV about Literature/OperationMassacre ''Literature/OperationMassacre'' about this[[/note]] to be the TropeCodifier for [[NonFictionLiterature the Non-Fiction Novel]], '''''In Cold Blood''''' was written by Truman Capote and published in 1966.
13th Oct '15 1:14:52 PM WiseKarasu
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* MoralMyopia: Both Smith and Hickock feel they are treated unjustly by the townsfolk and the prosecution during the trial, but neither expresses any regret about killing the Clutters.
19th Aug '15 5:47:27 PM Mdumas43073
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''In Cold Blood'' was adapted into a well-regarded 1967 film directed by Richard Brooks and staring Robert Blake as Smith and Scott Wilson as Hickock. It was also made into a TV miniseries in 1996 starring Anthony Edwards as Hickock and Eric Roberts as Smith. The [[MakingTheMasterpiece story of its creation]] was [[DuelingMovies told twice within a year]]: first as ''Film/{{Capote}}'' in 2005, and then as ''Infamous'' in 2006.

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''In Cold Blood'' was adapted into a well-regarded 1967 film directed by Richard Brooks and staring Brooks, starring Robert Blake as Smith and Scott Wilson as Hickock. It was also made into a TV miniseries in 1996 starring Anthony Edwards as Hickock and Eric Roberts as Smith. The [[MakingTheMasterpiece story of its creation]] was [[DuelingMovies told twice within a year]]: first as ''Film/{{Capote}}'' in 2005, and then as ''Infamous'' in 2006.
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