In February 2006 – weeks following the Oscar-winning Capote’s release and just weeks before the Oscars were announced – I had the good fortune to interview the film’s director Bennet Miller about the boundaries between truth and fiction in both documentaries and features and even about the boyhood roots for telling stories via camera. Miller’s next project came several years later – the just-released and big-buzz feature Moneyball starring Brad Pitt.
If you want to jump down to listen to the never-released interview, scroll below. But if as a creative, a writer, a brand marketer, or anyone interested in the problems of story-telling and truth, you might want to read what’s in between for context. Read more