• In Cold Blood

    1967. USA. Richard Brooks. 134 min.

Friday, June 6, 2008, 8:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • In Cold Blood

    1967. USA. Directed by Richard Brooks. Music by Quincy Jones. With Robert Blake, Scott Wilson, John Forsythe. Truman Capote's groundbreaking feat of novelistic journalism, which chronicles the ruthless slaying of a Kansas farming family and the eventual execution of the two young killers, becomes, in Brooks's film adaptation, "a potent and atmospheric example of noir-tinged naturalism" (A.O. Scott, The New York Times). In Cold Blood is also a fascinating attempt at creating a mid-century American vernacular aesthetic, with Conrad Hall's documentary-style black-and-white cinematography and Quincy Jones's score—featuring darkly sonorous, plaintive cellos and basses and the early use of synthesizer—adding to the film's deeply disquieting, sober tone. 134 min.

In the Film exhibition Jazz Score

Ticketing policies for film screenings

Sign up for now to receive MoMA's biweekly Film E-News