Aug 23, 2005

dionne and i finally got around to watching the dvd of "monster" last night. we both really liked the film. i expected it to be the typical descent into the mad mind of a serial killer kind of movie. actually, it owed far more to the "tell every side" school of realism. the "monster," prostitute aileen wournous ends up being painted as an almost rational and justified killer. hardly the stereotypical serial murderer of hollywood films.

next up on my netflix queue, coincidentally, is another film about an aging, victimized prostitute: fellini's "the nights of cabiria". apparently this is considered a masterpiece of italian realism. i can't wait to check it out. supposedly it has none of the surrealistic excess of later fellini films. i'll let you know what i thought.

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