Episode 20 – Patty Jenkins’ Monster (2003)
Author Sue Russell, “Lethal Intent” (1992)
It’s the last episode of the second season of Celluloid Junkies, and this month we are taking to the highways of Florida with Patty Jenkins’ 2003 biographical crime drama “Monster”.
This podcast is non-profit and has been broadcast for educational purposes. Excerpts from the following material has been included to enhance the listener experience:
Monster (2003) dir. Patty Jenkins, USA
Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer (1992) dir. Nick Broomfield, USA
Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003) dir. Nick Broomfield, USA
“Music From and Inspired by the Film Monster” [OST] (2003), w & p: BT
“Don’t Stop Believin'” (1981), w & p: Journey
“More of a Monster Than Hollywood Could Picture” by Sue Russell, February 8th 2004
Our special guest this month is author Sue Russell, who in 1992 released “Lethal Intent” about the Aileen Wuornos case, which has since been updated with new information. It’s difficult to get a hold of (physical copies of the paperback are available through Amazon resellers starting at over $150), however several companies do distribute an eBook version which is affordable and well worth the investment.
You can buy the eBook at Kobo (EPub, US$5.99), Barnes & Noble (Nook, US$5.99) and Apple iBooks (EPub, US$5.99), although these may not necessarily be available outside of the United States (try your luck). Additional eBook purchasing options in the USA include Amazon and Google Play.
There’s also an audiobook version available on Audible (AU$52.20, or free with a 30-day trial, or redeemable from a credit with a paid subscription).
“Lethal Intent” is regarded as one of the best true crime books of all-time (The Examiner), with Sue’s attention to detail, objectivity and careful consideration of the facts raising it above the norm. We highly recommend the time spent reading this excellent book.
You can check out more of Sue’s work on her official website.
If you want to follow us on Letterboxd, we’re always logging and rating films we’ve been watching and occasionally Luke will do some pretty in-depth reviews, too. (Such as this one for “Monster”.)
Thanks again for checking out Celluloid Junkies. We’ll see you in season three with a brand new Halloween episode very soon. Until then, don’t forget to check out the archives, or hit up our website. We’ve got some big things happening soon, so stay tuned!