Filmmaker Angela Shelton journeys across the United States meeting other Angela Sheltons in an effort to survey women in America. She discovers that 24 out of 40 Angela Sheltons have been ... See full summary »
Uncovers how the rise of the superhero parallels America's rise as a superpower in the 20th century, evolving through the decades into a uniquely American mythology that has captured audiences across the globe.
Based on a True Story: The Making of 'Monster' (2004)
*** (out of 4)
This fourteen-minute documentary takes us behind-the-scenes of the making of MONSTER, the 2003 film that won Charlize Theron the Best Actress Oscar. Interviewed here is director Patty Jenkins and actors Theron, Christina Ricci and Bruce Dern. The featurette covers subjects such as the production, what the actress and director were trying to do with the story, the make-up effects and the difficulties of trying to tell a story that many people might not want to hear. Overall this is a mildly entertaining featurette considering the short running time. I think the subject matter was interesting enough to where they could have extended this because it would have been interesting hearing more from Theron on how she got into the part. There are a few scenes here where we see her pretty much breakdown after doing the work so it would have been nice hearing more about what all she did to get into the character. Still, fans of the film will want to check this out.
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