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The Shape of Things ()


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A quiet, unassuming man begins to change in a major way as a result of meeting a new, art-student girlfriend, and his friends are unsettled by the transformation.

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Jenny
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Adam Sorenson
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Evelyn Ann Thompson
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Phillip

Directed by

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Neil LaBute

Written by

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Neil LaBute ... (play)
 
Neil LaBute ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Tim Bevan ... executive producer
Eric Fellner ... executive producer
Neil LaBute ... producer
Andrew Lipson ... producer
Gail Mutrux ... producer
Philip Steuer ... producer
Rachel Weisz ... producer

Music by

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Elvis Costello

Cinematography by

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James L. Carter ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Joel Plotch

Editorial Department

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Mark Dashnaw ... first assistant editor (as Mark Alan Dashnaw)
Robin Gonsalves ... post-production assistant
Vivian Hengsteler ... negative cutter
Meagan James ... assistant editor
Dan Muscarella ... color timer
Milton Rudge ... colorist: dailies
George Valdez ... post-production assistant (as George A. Valdez)
Bonnie J. Young ... negative cutter (as Bonnie Young)

Casting By

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Fiona Weir

Art Direction by

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Christopher H. Lawrence
Lynette Meyer

Set Decoration by

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Sondra Thorpe

Costume Design by

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Lynette Meyer

Makeup Department

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Raqueli Dahan ... makeup department head
Daniel Erdman ... department head hair
Kevin Haney ... prosthetics makeup
Cynthia Laws ... assistant makeup artist
Stephen Prouty ... prosthetics makeup (as Steve Prouty)

Production Management

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Richard E. Chapla Jr. ... production supervisor
Steven Kaminsky ... post-production supervisor
Philip Steuer ... unit production manager
Michelle Wright ... executive in charge of production: Working Title Films

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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John R. Saunders ... second assistant director
Jonathan Watson ... first assistant director (as Jonathan M. Watson)

Art Department

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Paul Arden ... artist: coffeehouse paintings
Doug Devine ... lead man
Michael Flaherty ... painter
J.J. Fleisher ... swing
Francis X. Gentile ... construction coordinator
Scotty Guyson ... swing (as Scott Guyson)
Ronnie Lombard ... swing (as Ron Lombard)
Bryce Moore ... property master
Maria Paschell ... assistant property master
Steven Pinney ... sculptor
Ronald L. Woodward ... on-set dresser

Sound Department

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Pembrooke Andrews ... assistant sound editor
Rick Ash ... re-recording mixer
Felipe Borrero ... sound mixer
Lance Brown ... re-recording mixer
Zane D. Bruce ... foley artist (as Zane Bruce)
Alexander Court ... apprentice sound editor
Robert Deschaine ... adr mixer
William Dotson ... dialogue editor (as Bill Dotson)
John Michael Fanaris ... sound effects coordinator
Don Givens ... foley mixer
Gregg Harris ... boom operator
Bobby Johanson ... adr mixer
Fred Johnston ... utility sound
Sterling Moore ... boom operator
William Munroe ... boom operator
Ed Novick ... sound mixer
Michael Payne ... sound effects editor
Alex Raspa ... adr recordist
Joseph T. Sabella ... foley artist (as Joseph Sabella)
Dan Scolnik ... foley cue
Unsun Song ... sound re-recordist
Cathie Speakman ... supervising adr editor (as Catherine M. Speakman)
Patrick Stoltz ... chief sound engineer (as Pat Stoltz)
John C. Stuver ... foley editor
John Switzer ... sound effects coordinator
Tami Treadwell ... adr recordist
Trevor Ward ... sound consultant: Dolby
Drew Webster ... sound re-recordist
Kris Wilcox ... utility sound
Richard E. Yawn ... supervising sound editor
Hal Levinsohn ... adr supervisor (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Mark Dornfeld ... digital effects opticals and end titles: Custom Film Effects
Shaina Holmes ... digital compositor

Stunts

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Charlie Brewer ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Michael Baird ... video assist operator
Dana Baker ... key grip
Salim Bensrhir ... electrician
Bruce Birmelin ... still photographer
Eddie Bowlin ... electrician
Betty Chow ... film loader
Chad Cohlmia ... electrician
Seong Dilg ... dolly grip
Craig Doobie ... best boy grip (as Craig Dobbie)
Warren Feldman ... second assistant camera
Jim Grce ... gaffer
Steve Hurson ... first assistant camera (as Stephen Hurson)
Ronald Kline ... best boy electric
Martin J. Layton ... camera operator (as Marty Layton)
Jess Mexia ... grip
Daisuke Dice Miyake ... grip (as Daisuke Miyake)
Brian W. Nordheim ... Steadicam operator (as Brian Nordheim)
Tony Tucker ... electrician (as Anthony P. Tucker)
Ryan Vanlossberg ... grip (as Ryan VonLossberg)
Vincent Wrenn ... electrician (as Vincent Wren)

Casting Department

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Leigh French ... adr voice casting
Rich King ... extras casting
Daniel Swee ... casting consultant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jennifer Dozier ... costume supervisor
Leigh Stanton ... costumer

Location Management

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Richard A. Clark ... key assistant location manager (as Richard A. Clark II)
Jennifer Dunne ... location manager
Robert Lepucki ... assistant location manager (as Bob Lepucki)

Music Department

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Nick Angel ... music supervisor
Kirsten Lane ... music consultant
Kathy Nelson ... executive in charge of film music: Universal Studios
Nick South ... music editor
Alexandra Hill ... music assistant (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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John W. Barbee ... transportation captain
Al Burton ... transportation coordinator
Roger Byrd ... driver: camera truck
Lance Cherniet ... driver (as Lance I. Cherniet)
Alberto Coto ... driver
Manuel Martinez ... driver: art department
Kelly Murphy ... driver: honeywagon
Travis Stake ... wardrobe driver
Raymond Van Holtan ... driver: production van (as Raymonf Van Holton)
Ali Yegahne ... driver (as Ali Yeganhe)

Other crew

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Alexa Alden ... script supervisor
Bert Beatson ... stand-in: Mr. Rudd
Francie Brown ... dialect coach
Thomas Brunelle ... voice
William Calvert ... voice
Jennifer Crystal Foley ... voice
Sara Curran ... head of legal and business affairs: Working Title Films
Lawrence Curtis ... office production assistant
Tony Davis ... production coordinator: Working Title Films
Moosie Drier ... voice
Missy Eustermann ... post-production accountant
Sierra French-Myerson ... voice
Shefali Ghosh ... chief financial officer: Working Title Films
Ari Haas ... set production assistant
Tim Harms ... assistant: Neil LaBute
Lara Harris ... voice
Evan Hayes ... set production assistant
Robert Hepburn ... set medic (as Robert 'Sarge' Hepburn)
Leah Holmes ... post production accountant
Aliza James ... assistant: Mr. Fellner
Elizabeth Jurado ... assistant: Rachel Weisz (as Elizabeth A. Jurado)
Ann Lynch ... executive coordinator: Working Title Films
Laurent Marchand ... caterer (as Laurent Marchand) / chef (as Laurent Marchand)
Jessie S. Marion ... voice
Frankie McEwen ... stand-in
Callum Metcalfe ... assistant: Mr. Bevan
Kevin Mittan ... dailies supervisor
Angela Morrison ... chief operating officer: Working Title Films
Traci Murray ... stand-in
Don Napoli ... assistant accountant (as Donald Napoli)
John Nasraway ... key set production assistant
Huston Petty ... craft service (as Houston Petty II)
Scott Pitman ... assistant production coordinator
John H. Price ... on-set interviews
Guadalupe Rilova ... assistant: Gail Mutrux
Michele Robertson ... unit publicist
Mark Rogerson ... stand-in
Michael Sartain ... set production assistant
Ben Schoen ... end title typographer: Scarlett Letters
Sheeraz Shah ... vice president legal and business affairs: Working Title Films
Clarisse Sirianni ... dailies supervisor
Lauren Swearingen ... production coordinator
Lucy Wainwright ... legal advisor: Working Title Films
Jennifer Wirrick ... set production assistant
Howard Young ... production accountant
Christina Angeloudes ... paralegal (uncredited)
Michael J. Harker ... completion bond company representative (uncredited)

Thanks

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Ian McDiarmid ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

While visiting an art museum, a nerdy college student named Adam meets an iconoclastic artist named Evelyn and is instantly smitten. As their relationship develops, she gradually encourages Adam to change in various ways that surprise his older friends, Jenny and Philip. However, as events progress, Evelyn's antics become darker and darker as her influence begins to twist Adam and his friends in hurtful ways. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Taglines Seduction Is An Art See more »
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Also Known As
  • Fausses apparences (France)
  • Das Maß der Dinge (Germany)
  • Por amor al arte (Spain)
  • Arte, Amor e Ilusão (Brazil)
  • The shape of things - muotojen merkitys (Finland)
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  • 96 min
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Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $173,246, 11 May 2003

Did You Know?

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Trivia Was originally a play starring Paul Rudd and Rachel Weisz, which played in London in the summer of 2001. See more »
Goofs In the park scene where Adam and Jenny kiss, Adam's nose looks normal, but at this point he hasn't had the surgery yet. The surgery happens in the next scene. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Cleanflix (2009). See more »
Soundtracks Lover's Walk See more »
Quotes Phillip: I may have a big mouth, but at least I keep it to myself.
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