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FADE IN: context: Kansas, 1959.
Inciting Incident: discovery of the murder.
Meeting the Hero: Capote in New York.
Hero's Status: holding an audience.
Call to Adventure: finding the article in the paper.
Conscious Decision: calling his publisher.
Going on a Journey: on the train.
Meeting Loyal Ally: meeting Harper in the train.
Developing the Hero / Ally relationship: Capote pays for a compliment.
Hero's Status: the salesman recognises Capote.
Foreshadow of the Mentor: reading about Dewey.
Mentor's Refusal: Dewey refuses the interview.
Developing the Mentor: Dewey at the press conference.
Hero recognises the Mentor's gifts: Capote talks about Dewey in the car.
Hero's Backstory: does this remind you of Alabama.
Referencing the Inciting Incident: outside the house.
Seeking the Magical Gift: pursuing Laura at school.
Separation: Harper wants to look for Laura alone.
Foreshadow of the Sword: In the funeral; opening the coffin.
Romantic Challenge: Capote on the phone to Jack.
New Clothes / New Self: dressed up for the funeral.
Magical Gift: Speaking to Laura; Laura gives Capote a diary.
On their way: Capote and Harper typing in their room.
Mentor overcoming Refusal: Invited to dinner by Dewey's wife.
Threshold Marker: the door.
Threshold Guardian: Dewey's wife in the kitchen.
Mentor's conscious decision: Dewey accepts over dinner.
Outer Cave: Dewey shows Capote the pictures.
Warning: leaving Dewey's house; I know where you live.
Leaving the Old Self / Romantic Challenge: Jack wants to let him go.
Pushed to the Middle Cave: outside the house; my wife worked in there too.
Middle Cave: looking inside the house.
Inner Cave: with Dewey and his wife; they know who did it.
Push to the Belly of the Whale: at the dinner table; they caught them in Vegas.
Push to the Belly of the Whale: Dewey arrests the boys from the car.
Belly of the Whale: Capote visits Dorothy Sanderson; sees Smith in the cage.
Pulled Back: Dorothy calls Capote.
Pushed to the World of Trials and Transformation: Smith and Hickock ask for the waiver.
Pushed to the World of Trials and Transformation: Capote asks Smith questions in the cell.
Warning: they'll kill you if you get too close.
Conscious Decision to the World of Trials and Transformation: Capote wants to write a book, not an article.
New World: the Photographer takes pictures.
Outer Cave: The sentence is read out in court; guilty; death.
Middle Cave: I have to see him before they take him away.
Inner Cave: Capote tells Smith he'll get a lawyer; put me on the visitor's list.
Developing Characters: Capote, Harper, Jack in New York.
Developing the Hero: Capote being interviewed.
Romantic Challenge: Capote writing in bed with Jack.
Romantic Challenge: Capote walking in the park with Jack.
Outer Cave: waiting to see the warden.
Outer Cave: Bribing the warden.
Middle Cave: Capote visits Smith and Hickock in their cells.
Middle Cave: buying baby food.
Middle Cave: feeding Smith baby food and water.
Inner Cave: Capote sees Smith's photographs and learns his backstory; similar to his own.
Transformation: Capote phones Harper; he's a goldmine.
Transformation: Capote starts writing.
Outer Cave: Capote gets access to the investigation notes from Dewey.
Middle Cave: Capote lies to Smith.
Inner Cave: Capote phones Jack; he can't wait; he's leaving.
Inner Cave: Capote leaves Smith and Hickock; they intended to kill them.
Transformation: Capote arrives in Spain.
Time Shift: one year later.
Pushed to the Sword: getting the call; you have to talk to him before he's executed.
Pushed to the Sword: Harper visits Capote; they lost the appeal.
Recognition of [Old] Self: Walking to the car: Smith is another side of Capote.
Journey to the Sword: visiting Smith in the call; lying to him about the book.
Sword: the public reading of the book.
Reward: Capote holding an audience again.
Pushed to Atonement: Capote being schmoozed by his publisher; forced to get the last night's events from Smith so that he can finish the book.
Atonement: Capote pushes Smith to tell.
Foreshadow of / Alternative Apotheosis: Capote visits Smith's sister.
Apotheosis: Perry has heard of the name of the book; he tells of the last night.
Ultimate Boon: finishing the book.
Magic Flight: Capote flies back home.
Refusal: Another Stay of Execution; Capote wants to be done with it.
Denial: Jack arrives; Smith needs another lawyer; Capote doesn't find one.
Alienation: Capote jealous of Harper's success; sitting alone at the party.
Rescue from Without: Smith wants a last visit from Capote.
Crossing the Return Threshold: Capote flies back with his publisher.
Resistance: Capote doesn't answer the phone until Harper calls.
Catharsis 1: Capote visits them in prison; cries.
Master of Two Worlds: Arriving at the gallows.
Catharsis 2: Capote watches the hanging.
Catharsis 3: Capote calls Harper; she tells him he didn't want to save them.
Freedom to Live: flying back; looking at the photos.FADE OUT: the book makes him the most famous writer in America.
by Kal Bashir