laura ellen wilson
Based on the best-selling book of the same name, MONSTER tells the harrowing tale of Richard, Mary and Andrew – a family of three. On the outside, Mary and Richard appear normal and their son, a deformed hulk of a 7 foot monster rarely seen. Look closer though and see the true monsters as controlling Richard bullies his family into living the life he wants.
MONSTER was the first feature film I wrote music for. After reading the book and the script I started to compose themes for the main characters and come up with ideas for what I wanted to do.
The first of these themes was Andrew’s Theme, written for the character of the monster himself. My idea was try to capture the pathos of Andrew, having become the monster his father made him.