The Shape of Things


1h 37m 2003

Brief Synopsis

A contemporary story of love, sex and art, set in a college town, that follows the steadily intensifying relationship between Evelyn and Adam. As Evelyn strengthens her hold on Adam, his emotional and physical evolution discomforts his friends Jenny and Philip, with unexpected consequences for all.

Film Details

Also Known As
Förvandlingen, Shape of Things
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Custom Film Effects; Eclipse Catering Inc; Entertainment Partners; Focus Features; Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Pc; Imaginary Forces; J.L. Fisher, Inc.; Kristen Lane Right Music Limited; Nt Video; Rich King Casting; Scarlet Letters; Sound One; Tm Motion Picture Equipment Rental Inc; Universal Pictures International; Viv Kim Negative Cutting Service Ltd; Working Title Films
Distribution Company
Focus Features; Focus Features; Momentum Pictures Limited; Nu-Metro; SF Studios; Sam Film; Shaw Organization; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; San Pedro, California, USA; Camarillo, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

A contemporary story of love, sex and art, set in a college town, that follows the steadily intensifying relationship between Evelyn and Adam. As Evelyn strengthens her hold on Adam, his emotional and physical evolution discomforts his friends Jenny and Philip, with unexpected consequences for all. By turns, hopeful and harsh, the collegiate quartet deals with the conflicting human desires for autonomy and connection, truth and love, and the notion that seduction is an art.

Crew

Alexa Alden

Script Supervisor

Pembrooke Andrews

Assistant Sound Editor

Nick Angel

Music Supervisor

Rick Ash

Rerecording Mixer

Michael Baird

Video Assist

Dana Baker

Key Grip

John W Barbee

Transportation Captain

Bert Beatson

Stand-In

Salim Bensrhir

Electrician

Tim Bevan

Executive Producer

Bruce Birmelin

Still Photographer

Felipe Borrero

Production Sound Mixer

Eddie Bowlin

Electrician

Charles Brewer

Stunt Coordinator

Francie Brown

Dialect Coach

Lance Brown

Rerecording Mixer

Zane Bruce

Foley Artist

Thomas Brunelle

Voiceover

Al Burton

Transportation Coordinator

Roger Byrd

Camera Truck Driver

William Calvert

Voiceover

James L Carter

Director Of Photography

James L Carter

Dp/Cinematographer

Richard E. Chapla

Production Supervisor

Lance I Cherniet

Driver

Betty Chow

Loader

Richard A Clark

Assistant Location Manager

Chad Cohlmia

Electrician

Elvis Costello

Song Performer ("Lover'S Walk"), Song Performer ("Riot Act"), Song Performer ("Pony Street"), Song Performer ("Almost Ideal Eyes"), Song Performer ("The Year'S Girl"), Song Performer ("Lipstick Vogue"), Song Performer ("Love Field"), Song Performer ("Man Out Of Time"), Song Performer ("When I Cruel No. 2"), Song Performer ("Radio Silence"), Song Performer ("Tear Off Your Own Head (It'S A Doll Revolution)")

Elvis Costello

Song ("Lover'S Walk"), Songs; Song ("Riot Act"), Song ("Pony Street"), Song ("Almost Ideal Eyes"), Song ("The Year'S Girl"), Song ("Lipstick Vogue"), Song ("Love Field"), Song ("Man Out Of Time"), Song ("When I Cruel No. 2"), Song ("Radio Silence"), Song ("Tear Off Your Own Head (It'S A Doll Revolution)")

Albert Coto

Driver

Alexander Court

Apprentice Sound Editor

Jennifer Crystal

Voiceover

Sara Curran

Head Of Legal And Business Affairs (Working Title Films)

Lawrence Curtis

Office Production Assistant

Raqueli Dahan

Department Head Makeup

Mark Dashnaw

1st Assistant Editor

Tony Davis

Production Coordinator (Working Title Films)

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Seong Dilg

Dolly Grip

Craig Dobbie

Best Boy Grip

Mark Dornfeld

Digital Effects (Custom Film Effects)

Mark Dornfeld

Opticals & End Titles (Custom Film Effects)

Bill Dotson

Dialogue Editor

Jennifer Dozier

Wardrobe Supervisor

Moosie Drier

Voiceover

Jennifer Dunne

Location Manager

Daniel Erdman

Department Head Hair

Missy Eustermann

Post-Production Accountant

John Michael Fanaris

Special Effects Coordinator

Warren Feldman

2nd Assistant Camera

Eric Fellner

Executive Producer

Michael Flaherty

Painter

J J Fleisher

Swing Gang

Leigh French

Adr Voice Casting

Sierra French-myerson

Voiceover

Francis X Gentile

Construction Coordinator

Shefali Ghosh

Chief Financial Officer (Working Title Films)

Don Givens

Foley Mixer

Robin Gonsalves

Post-Production Assistant

Jim Grce

Gaffer

Scott Guyson

Swing Gang

Ari Haas

Set Production Assistant

Kevin Haney

Prosthetics

Tim Harms

Assistant (To Neil Labute)

Gregg Harris

Boom Operator

Lara Harris

Voiceover

Evan Hayes

Set Production Assistant

Vivian Hengsteler

Negative Cutting (Viv Kim Negative Cutting)

Robert "sarge" Hepburn

Set Medic

Steve Hurson

1st Assistant Camera

Aliza James

Assistant (To Mr Fellner)

Meagan James

Film Assistant Editor

Bobby Johanson

Adr Mixer

Fred Johnston

Utility Sound

Elizabeth A Jurado

Assistant (To Rachel Weisz)

Steven Kaminsky

Post-Production Supervisor

Ronald Kline

Best Boy Electric

Neil Labute

Producer

Neil Labute

Screenplay (Adaptation)

Neil Labute

Source Material (From Stage Play)

Christopher H Lawrence

Art Director

Cynthia Laws

Makeup Assistant

Marty Layton

Camera Operator

Bob Lepucki

Assistant Location Manager

Ronnie Lombard

Swing Gang

Ann Lynch

Executive Coordinator (Working Title Films)

Laurent Marchand

Chef

Jessie S Marion

Voiceover

Manuel Martinez

Art Department Driver

Frank Mcewen

Stand-In

Callum Metcalf

Assistant (To Mr Bevan)

Jess Mexia

Grip

Lynette Meyer

Production Designer

Lynette Meyer

Costume Designer

Kevin Mittan

Supervisor

Daisuke Miyake

Grip

Bryce Moore

Property Master

Angela Morrison

Chief Operating Officer (Working Title Films)

William Munroe

Boom Operator

Kelly Murphy

Honeywagon Driver

Traci L Murray

Stand-In

Dan Muscarella

Color Timer

Gail Mutrux

Producer

Donald Napoli

Assistant Accountant

John Nasraway

Key Set Production Assistant

Kathy Nelson

Executive In Charge Of Film Music (For Universal Studios)

Brian Watson Nordheim

Steadicam Operator

Ed Novick

Production Sound Mixer

Maria Paschell

Assistant Property Master

Michael Payne

Sound Effects Editor

Houston Petty

Craft Service

Steven Pinney

Sculptor

Scott Pitman

Assistant Production Coordinator

Joel Plotch

Editor

Stephen Prouty

Prosthetics

Alex Raspa

Adr Recordist

Guadalupe Rilova

Assistant (To Gail Mutrux)

Michele Robertson

Unit Publicist (Mrc)

Mark Rogerson

Stand-In

Milton Rudge

Dailies Colorist

Joseph Sabella

Foley Artist

Michael Sartain

Set Production Assistant

John R Saunders

Second Assistant Director

Ben Schoen

End Title Typography (Scarlet Letters)

Sheeraz Shah

Vice President, Legal And Business Affairs (Working Title Films)

Clarisse Sirianni

Supervisor

Unsun Song

Rerecording Recordist

Nick South

Music Editor

Catherine M Speakman

Supervising Dialogue Editor

Catherine M Speakman

Supervising Adr Editor

Travis Stake

Stake Bed Driver; Wardrobe Driver

Leigh Stanton

Costumer

Philip Steuer

Producer

Philip Steuer

Unit Production Manager

Pat Stoltz

Chief Engineer

John C. Stuver

Foley Editor

Lauren Swearingen

Production Coordinator

Daniel Swee

Casting Consultant

John Switzer

Special Effects Coordinator

Sandra Thorpe

Set Decorator

Tami Treadwell

Adr Recordist

Anthony P Tucker

Electrician (Working Title Films)

George A Valdez

Post-Production Assistant

Ray Van Holton

Production Van Driver

Ryan Vonlossberg

Grip

Lucy Wainwright

Legal Advisor (Working Title Films)

Trevor Ward

Dolby Sound Consultant

Jonathan M. Watson

First Assistant Director

Drew Webster

Rerecording Recordist

Fiona Weir

Casting

Rachel Weisz

Producer

Kris Wilcox

Utility Sound

Jennifer Wirrick

Set Production Assistant

Ronald L Woodward

On Set Dresser

Vincent Wrenn

Electrician

Michelle Wright

Executive In Charge Of Production (Working Title Films)

Richard E Yawn

Supervising Sound Editor

Ali Yeganhe

Driver

Bonnie Young

Negative Cutting (Viv Kim Negative Cutting)

Howard Young

Production Accountant

Film Details

Also Known As
Förvandlingen, Shape of Things
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Custom Film Effects; Eclipse Catering Inc; Entertainment Partners; Focus Features; Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz Pc; Imaginary Forces; J.L. Fisher, Inc.; Kristen Lane Right Music Limited; Nt Video; Rich King Casting; Scarlet Letters; Sound One; Tm Motion Picture Equipment Rental Inc; Universal Pictures International; Viv Kim Negative Cutting Service Ltd; Working Title Films
Distribution Company
Focus Features; Focus Features; Momentum Pictures Limited; Nu-Metro; SF Studios; Sam Film; Shaw Organization; Svensk Filmindustri Norway; Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; San Pedro, California, USA; Camarillo, California, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring May 9, 2003

Released in United States on Video September 23, 2003

Released in United States January 2003

Released in United States May 2003

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City (Special Screenings) May 3-11, 2003.

Released in United States Spring May 9, 2003

Released in United States on Video September 23, 2003

Released in United States January 2003 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (Premieres) January 16-26, 2003.)

Released in United States May 2003 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival in New York City (Special Screenings) May 3-11, 2003.)