Krypt3ia

(Greek: κρυπτεία / krupteía, from κρυπτός / kruptós, “hidden, secret things”)

Archive for December 19th, 2008

Monster: A review Waaaaaaaaaay after the fact.

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Just finished Monster and overall it was a good film. The performance by Charlize Theron was SPOT ON for Aileen Wournos. Her mannerisms, her voice and her accent. Overall, great work. Now, the story though was soft peddled and I think that is a mistake.

Aileen had some serious pathology to her that stemmed from not only her upbringing but also her genetic forebears being more than likely unstable. Aileen’s mother and father married when she (mother) was 14. The father was a child molester (go figure huh?) and later died in prison at the hands of another con by strangulation.

Aileen and her brother carried on an incestuous affiar for an undetermined time and in the interim she was sleeping with numerous individuals. She became pregnant at about 15 and that child was put up for adoption. She was from thence on, in a downward spiral until she was ostensibly raped and transformed into a serial killer. It was likely at the start, a spree killing, but I believe she saw it as a means to an end as well as perhaps more so was motivated by post traumatic stress.

Toward the end of her life she began to have a complete breakdown. She had already been diagnosed as borderline personality disorder, but in the end, she was saying that sonic pressure was being used on her in jail.

If you watch this do check out the special features.. they will let you see a bit more into Aileen…

All in all, the first known female “serial killer” is a fascinating case, but this movie puts a human face to the crime.. Just how much is fiction? One has to wonder…They did do their homework here, but they should have told you everything.

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2008/12/19 at 20:02

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Monster: A review Waaaaaaaaaay after the fact.

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Just finished Monster and overall it was a good film. The performance by Charlize Theron was SPOT ON for Aileen Wournos. Her mannerisms, her voice and her accent. Overall, great work. Now, the story though was soft peddled and I think that is a mistake.

Aileen had some serious pathology to her that stemmed from not only her upbringing but also her genetic forebears being more than likely unstable. Aileen’s mother and father married when she (mother) was 14. The father was a child molester (go figure huh?) and later died in prison at the hands of another con by strangulation.

Aileen and her brother carried on an incestuous affiar for an undetermined time and in the interim she was sleeping with numerous individuals. She became pregnant at about 15 and that child was put up for adoption. She was from thence on, in a downward spiral until she was ostensibly raped and transformed into a serial killer. It was likely at the start, a spree killing, but I believe she saw it as a means to an end as well as perhaps more so was motivated by post traumatic stress.

Toward the end of her life she began to have a complete breakdown. She had already been diagnosed as borderline personality disorder, but in the end, she was saying that sonic pressure was being used on her in jail.

If you watch this do check out the special features.. they will let you see a bit more into Aileen…

All in all, the first known female “serial killer” is a fascinating case, but this movie puts a human face to the crime.. Just how much is fiction? One has to wonder…They did do their homework here, but they should have told you everything.

Written by Krypt3ia

2008/12/19 at 20:02

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Monster: A review Waaaaaaaaaay after the fact.

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Just finished Monster and overall it was a good film. The performance by Charlize Theron was SPOT ON for Aileen Wournos. Her mannerisms, her voice and her accent. Overall, great work. Now, the story though was soft peddled and I think that is a mistake.

Aileen had some serious pathology to her that stemmed from not only her upbringing but also her genetic forebears being more than likely unstable. Aileen’s mother and father married when she (mother) was 14. The father was a child molester (go figure huh?) and later died in prison at the hands of another con by strangulation.

Aileen and her brother carried on an incestuous affiar for an undetermined time and in the interim she was sleeping with numerous individuals. She became pregnant at about 15 and that child was put up for adoption. She was from thence on, in a downward spiral until she was ostensibly raped and transformed into a serial killer. It was likely at the start, a spree killing, but I believe she saw it as a means to an end as well as perhaps more so was motivated by post traumatic stress.

Toward the end of her life she began to have a complete breakdown. She had already been diagnosed as borderline personality disorder, but in the end, she was saying that sonic pressure was being used on her in jail.

If you watch this do check out the special features.. they will let you see a bit more into Aileen…

All in all, the first known female “serial killer” is a fascinating case, but this movie puts a human face to the crime.. Just how much is fiction? One has to wonder…They did do their homework here, but they should have told you everything.

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2008/12/19 at 20:02

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Those crazy intartubes!

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Click it just because you can!

If you’re feeling real crazy just plug in Wournos….

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2008/12/19 at 18:56

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Those crazy intartubes!

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Click it just because you can!

If you’re feeling real crazy just plug in Wournos….

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2008/12/19 at 18:56

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The Old Leather Man

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A long time ago I heard about this character. Being that I was raised in CT and my mothers side of the family founded the town of Granby, I got stories of him as I grew up. The Leather Man walked the countryside here in a very quixotic and timed out fashion. Clad in all leather and rarely speaking, no one really knew who he was or whence he had come.

Many years later, when I was in college, I worked on a book for a local publishing house that had a story about him in it. It once again re-kindled my interest in just who he was and what he suffered from to make him this way. Today again I was reminded with a story on NPR that made me remember him again.

Listen Here

Not too long ago, last summer I think it was, I actually saw a photo of him for sale at an antiques shop. It was a vintage plate photo… I didn’t buy it then, but now I am thinking I should go back to that spot and see if its still there….

Oh and BTW, didn’t know this before but evidently he also inspired Eddy Vedder and Pearl Jam…

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2008/12/19 at 15:14

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Bud Light Commercial

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I hate Bud, it’s worse than drinking stale urine, but, they have a funny commercial.

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2008/12/19 at 07:20

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Best J&R ad ever.

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2008/12/19 at 06:53

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