The book was subsequently made into a 1997 film adaptation, directed by Clint Eastwood, starring Kevin Spacey and John Cusack, and based loosely on Berendt's story. It was also adapted as a metabook in 2015.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is atmospherically Deep South coastal (
The story, unsettling and real, broke down the idea of the quintessential phenomenon of a true American city—only to reveal its quirks: its man walking an invisible dog; its voice of the drag queen; a high-society man in its elite community—all that somehow, unravels a murder mystery. Virtually seeming like a novel and reading like a tale, the non-fictional story is about the real-life events surrounding the murder.
The central narrative concerns the killing of Danny Hansford, a local male prostitute (characterized as "a good time not yet had by all") by an important
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