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*** Official MONSTER Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Henry Gale, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. Henry Gale

    Henry Gale Well-Known Member

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    Having seen a few photos of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, I was surprised when the goddess Charlize Theron was cast to play her.
    Aileen was a beast in every sense of the word.
    Ebert & Not Siskel reviewed Monster on this weeks program and had numerous clips from the movie. You simply will not recognize Charlize. She gained weight for the role and I suppose other devices were used to change her appearance.
    But those eyes...they were truly frightening. Ebert couldn't say enough good things about Miss Theron in this role. He said he didn't change position or take notes he was so involved in the film.
    Monster opens in New York on Dec. 24th and then elsewhere in January.
     
  2. ZacharyTait

    ZacharyTait Well-Known Member

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    I too watched the E&R you mentioned. I was mesmerized, partly because I couldn't believe it was her, and partly because she was so good.

    I can't wait to see this movie when it hits my area, hopefully early next year.
     
  3. Michael Reuben

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    I saw the trailer in a theater several weeks before seeing the Ebert and Roeper review, and I couldn't recognize Theron. My wife did halfway through the trailer, solely by voice inflection, and she leaned over and said, "That's Charlize Theron". I insisted, right to the end of the trailer, that she had to be wrong.

    M.
     
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    I didnt know this film was done. I had no idea it was opening soon.

    Great to hear its looking good.

    BTW, Christina Ricci will play Wuornos(Therons)lover in this film[​IMG]
     
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    Ebert not only said Theron's performance was easily the best of the year, but perhaps the best in the history of cinema. A bold statement.
     
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    Has anyone been able to download the trailer from the Official Website? I've tried a couple of times with no luck.

    Brian
     
  7. Quentin

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    Theron is scary in this film. Yeah, she looks good and all...but, the anger coming out of her...literally seething from her pores...is palpable. I don't know what she drew upon or where from - but, it worked. In spades.
     
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    I got that tidbit from IMDB in Charlize's Trivia section about her mother killing her father when she was 15. I don't know if she did it front of Charlize or not. I'll have to hunt around and see if that part is true.
     
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    I know she's very close to her mother. That trivia freaks me out a bit...
     
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    It might help a little to know that her dad was drunk and attacked her mother who shot and killed him in self defense. Her mother was not charged in the incident.
     
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    I'm not freaked that she did it...just that Theron experienced that.

    I’ve only ever lusted after her from afar. But, information like that always makes someone more “human”.
     
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    That's her...[​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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    Is that with makeup or just with the added weight?
     
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    She looks pretty dead on for the real monster she is portraying... I can't wait to see this film.......

    R~
     
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    I also saw E&R was taken aback a little bit from all of the praise of being immersed in this film by both of them. But, I'll try to ratchet down my expectations as much as possible and watch the films as it unfolds. Charlize's transformation is pretty amazing from the clips I've seen so far.
     
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