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*** Official MONSTER Discussion Thread


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#1 of 57 Henry Gale

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Posted December 08 2003 - 04:20 PM

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.
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#2 of 57 ZacharyTait

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Posted December 08 2003 - 05:12 PM

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 of 57 Michael Reuben

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Posted December 09 2003 - 02:39 AM

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.

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#4 of 57 JonZ

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Posted December 09 2003 - 03:11 AM

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 filmPosted Image

#5 of 57 Scott Hanson

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Posted December 09 2003 - 04:38 AM

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.

#6 of 57 BrianShort

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Posted December 09 2003 - 04:51 AM

Has anyone been able to download the trailer from the Official Website? I've tried a couple of times with no luck.

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#7 of 57 Quentin

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Posted December 09 2003 - 05:28 AM

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.

#8 of 57 ZacharyTait

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Posted December 09 2003 - 06:04 AM

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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.


One place I can guess where she drew upon for her performance is probably from when she was 15 and saw her mother kill her father in front of her in self defense. Just my $.02

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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.


I tried loading it up in Quicktime, Windows Media, and Real One. None worked.

#9 of 57 Vickie_M

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Posted December 09 2003 - 06:13 AM

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One place I can guess where she drew upon for her performance is probably from when she was 15 and saw her mother kill her father in front of her in self defense.


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#10 of 57 ZacharyTait

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Posted December 09 2003 - 06:20 AM

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.

#11 of 57 Quentin

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Posted December 09 2003 - 06:29 AM

I know she's very close to her mother. That trivia freaks me out a bit...

#12 of 57 ZacharyTait

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Posted December 09 2003 - 06:34 AM

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.

#13 of 57 Quentin

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Posted December 09 2003 - 06:36 AM

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”.

#14 of 57 John_Lee

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Posted December 10 2003 - 12:42 AM

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But those eyes...they were truly frightening.
What was amazing to me was the realization of HOW MUCH she looks like Jon Voight.

#15 of 57 Kachi Khatri

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Posted December 10 2003 - 04:44 AM

That's her...Posted Image

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#16 of 57 Morgan Jolley

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Posted December 10 2003 - 07:07 AM

Is that with makeup or just with the added weight?

#17 of 57 Rhett_Y

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Posted December 11 2003 - 04:10 AM

She looks pretty dead on for the real monster she is portraying... I can't wait to see this film.......

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Posted December 12 2003 - 01:49 AM

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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#19 of 57 ZacharyTait

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Posted December 14 2003 - 10:29 AM

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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.


Charlize Theron and Monster

In the story above, it is confirmed that Charlize did witness her mother killing her father in front of her.

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Posted December 14 2003 - 04:56 PM

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