Genre Archive : true crime

(Genres are usual for categorising stuff but apart from that they mean very little to me, so you might not agree with what I have listed where)

Serpico [based on the book]
Serpico dir. Sidney Lumet

Based on the true story of Frank Serpico, this is the story of a police officer who turns whistleblower and […]

The Iceman [based on the book by]
The-Iceman-Poster

based on the true story of Richard Kuklinski. In 1986 Richard Kuklinski was arrested for murder, he worked as a […]

Columbine

I first heard about this book on Metafilter when Susan Klebold, mother of one of the killers, had an article in O Magazine. Before that I had never been interested in the shooting. Not beyond the evils of rubber-necking at some one else’s tragedy. But the discussion there seemed to suggest that this was a well-thought out and reasoned look at the community surrounding the school, as well as the killers themselves. And the author, Cullen, believed that the popular myths about the shootings shouldn’t stand unchallenged.

Capote [based on book]

Truman Capote is best known for writing In Cold Blood and Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and this film deals with the […]