Under The Skin (Scarlett Johansson) | Anatomy of a Movie

In this show, AOM hosts discuss the film Under the Skin which is a 2013 British-American science fiction film directed by Jonathan Glazer. Produced by James Wilson and Nick Wechsler, it was written by Glazer and Walter Campbell as an adaptation of Michel Faber’s 2000 novel of the same name. The film stars Scarlett Johansson as an alien who preys on men in Scotland. In Scotland, an alien takes the body of an attractive young woman and travels the country in a van picking up men. As she lures her victims into a trap with the promise of sex, the men are immersed in a kind of preserving liquid and their flesh is harvested. She is monitored by another alien, who has the body of a male motorcyclist. When she attempts to seduce a man on a beach, she witnesses the accidental drowning of a man and woman. She watches dispassionately, then kills the first man after he tries to save them. She takes his body with her, leaving the couple’s toddler behind. When she seduces a lonely and sexually inexperienced man who has neurofibromatosis disfigurement, she takes pity on him and allows him to escape. The man is tracked and killed by the motorcyclist, who then sets out in pursuit of the alien woman across Scotland. Troubled by the encounter with the man with neurofibromatosis, the alien begins to feel more conscious of her human body. She attempts unsuccessfully to consume human food. She is helped by a man who takes her to his home, cooks for her, and gives her his own bed. She trusts him and they attempt to make love, but are unable to. The alien subsequently flees into a deep forest and takes shelter in a remote cabin. She is woken by a commercial logger, who tries to rape her; in the process, he tears her skin, revealing her alien body. As she extricates herself from her human skin, the logger douses her in petrol and burns her alive. The smoke from her burnt body coils into the sky.The hosts discuss everything from filmography, to casting/acting, directing, cinematography, editing, score, sound editing, etc. HELPFUL LINKS: IMDB – http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1441395/ Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Under_the_Skin_(2013_film) Movie Pilot – http://moviepilot.com/movies/211051-under-the-skin?lt_source=external,manual Fandango Movie Review – http://www.fandango.com/undertheskin_171114/movieoverview Fandango Movie Trailer – http://www.fandango.com/movie-trailer/undertheskin-trailer/171114 Movie Insider – http://www.movieinsider.com/m8223/under-the-skin/ How Scarlett Johansson Helped An Individual Challenge Disfigurement Stigma – http://www.theguardian.com/film/2014/apr/13/scarlett-johansson-screen-stigma-disfigurement New York Times Review – http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/04/movies/scarlett-johansson-as-a-deadly-alien-in-under-the-skin.html?_r=0 Scarlett Johansson Talks About Nudity – http://www.beautyworldnews.com/articles/8497/20140331/scarlett-johansson-avengers-age-of-ultron-star-naked-hot-2014-instagram-tumblr-favorite-talks-under-the-skin-full-frontal-nudity-photos-for-first-time.htm Scarlett’s Recent Movie Success – http://blogs.indiewire.com/thompsononhollywood/under-the-skin-2nd-best-limited-opener-of-2014-dom-hemingway-weak-vod-openers-include-top-directors Jonathan Glazer On “Under The Skin” – http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/movies/2014/04/12/jonathan-glazer-how-get-under-skin/2JywVv9AVdy9UCrUDzshGM/story.html PopCrush’s Top 10 Anticipated Horror Movies – http://popcrush.com/anticipated-horror-movies-2014/ Entertainment Weekly About Film – http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/04/10/under-the-skin-birth-jonathan-glazer/ Follow Us on Twitter @ http://twitter.com/movieanatomy Like Us on http://Facebook.com/AnatomyOfAMovie