She attempts to leave the city, but is captured by Tyrell's men and forcibly taken to a charity ball at the Coco Bongo hosted by Niko and attended by the city's elite, including Mayor Tilton Ivory Ocean. In addition, Carrey was nominated for a. As the sun rises the following day, all charges against Stanley are dropped. To attend Tina's performance, he again becomes the Mask to raid the bank, inadvertently foiling Tyrell's plan in the process. There was also a studio offer for. Mike Werb wrote his first draft of The Mask in less than six weeks, and less than two months later it was green-lit.
He is completely , , manipulative, ambitious, arrogant, paranoid and selfish with scant regard for any of the lives destroyed or simply taken as a result of his media ambition. Dickey: Stanley and Charlie's supervisor at Edge City Bank. Following a confrontation with Tyrell for disrupting the bank robbery and stealing his girlfriend, Stanley flees leaving behind a scrap of cloth from his suit that transforms back into his pajamas, while Tyrell and his men are arrested by Kellaway and his partner Doyle. Tyrell's henchmen end up in the possession of the stolen money after Stanley is forced to reveal its location, and they turn Stanley into the police. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch the eye of local nightclub singer Tina Carlyle. Carrey was nominated for a for his role, and the film was nominated for the but lost to. Now, when he puts it on, he becomes his inner, self: a cartoon romantic wild man.
Hilariously funny, cracking special effects and a thoroughly entertaining story, the Mask is a winner people, and it's an absolute must-see for everyone who likes a bit of Jim Carrey madness. When Tina visits Stanley in the station, he urges her to flee the city. When timid bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss discovers a magical mask containing the spirit of the Norse god Loki, his entire life changes. As The Mask, Stanley exacts comical revenge on his tormentors and scares off a street gang that attempts to rob him by into a and humiliates two repairmen who scammed him earlier. When he finds a relic of an ancient mask, he gets slightly more than he could have dreamt of; he becomes a cartoonish superhero and at last he can live out his desires; or not! However Jim Carrey eventually bailed on the project, forcing, amongst other things, Nintendo Power to give the winner of the contest the equivalent cash value instead. Tina is largely dissatisfied with Dorian as a partner, but does not defy him until she has been courted by his rival. Stanley later consults a psychiatrist who has recently published a book on masks and discovers that the object may be a creation of , the god of darkness and mischief.
It cemented Carrey's reputation as a dominant actor of the 1990s, and established Diaz long-term as a. At the Coco Bongo, Stanley dances exuberantly with Tina, whom he ends up kissing. Carrey is on top mad-cap form in the Mask, he plays Stanley Ipkiss, a boring Mr. The score was composed and conducted by and performed by the Irish Film Orchestra. Upon arrival, the masked Tyrell kills Niko and prepares to destroy both the club and Tina with dynamite. A critically panned stand-alone sequel, , was released in 2005.
A standalone sequel, , featuring neither Carrey nor Diaz, was eventually released in 2005, but it was a critical and commercial failure upon release. However, Russell found the violence of the comic to be off-putting, and wanted the film be less grim and more fun than the source material. The police arrive and arrest Tyrell's remaining henchmen while Kellaway attempts to arrest Stanley once again. Tina tricks Tyrell into taking off the mask, which is recovered and donned by Milo, who fights Tyrell's men, while Stanley fights Tyrell by himself. Initially intended to become a new horror franchise, New Line Cinema offered the job of directing the film to Chuck Russell. Originally, the character was murdered by Dorian when he is first transformed by the Mask. Arthur Neuman: A psychologist who tells Ipkiss about the Mask being representative of a Norse Night God named.
Mitch Kellaway: A slightly cynical police detective who pursues the Mask, Dorian and Niko throughout the film. Stanley is attracted to Tina, and she seems to reciprocate. However, Tilton tells Kellaway to release Stanley, believing that Tyrell was the Mask the whole time and Stanley only put it on this one time. Charlie is amiable, but can be selfish or irrational at times. After Ipkiss's alter ego indirectly kills his friend in crime, Tyrel now wants this green-faced goon destroyed. According to Mike Verheiden, they had a first draft screenplay for a film version done back in 1990. Cast: , , , , , , , Director: Genres: Production Co: New Line Cinema, Dark Horse Entertainment Distributors: New Line Cinema, Laurenfilm S.
He's also the author of a book, The Masks We Wear, which deals with people portraying themselves differently to others. After that the film went into. After one of the worst days of his life, he finds a mask that depicts Loki, the Norse night god of mischief. While wearing the mask, Ipkiss becomes a supernatural playboy exuding charm and confidence which allows him to catch the eye of local nightclub singer Tina Carlyle Cameron Diaz. Director Chuck Russell however, cut this scene with an eye to including Peggy who later reforms in a Mask sequel though this idea fell through when Carrey declined to return. Meanwhile, gangster Dorian Tyrell , owner of the Coco Bongo nightclub, plots to overthrow his boss Niko. It revolves around Stanley Ipkiss Carrey , an unfortunate bank clerk who finds a magical mask that transforms him into a mischievous zoot-suited gangster.
The film is also notable for immediately establishing Diaz — previously a complete unknown — as a major star in Hollywood as well. Unable to enter the Coco Bongo to watch Tina perform, Stanley finds a wooden mask near the city's harbor. The main character went through several transformations, and the project was stalled a couple of times. Unfortunately, he is too nice for his own good and is a pushover when it comes to confrontations. Based on the piece of cloth, Kellaway suspects Stanley to be the bank robber. Charlie then jumps in the water to retrieve the mask for himself, only to find Milo swimming away with it.
The film stars , , , , , , , and in her film debut. This film also introduced the very beautiful Cameron Diaz, and what man can forget her first screen appearance as she breezes in to the bank in all her splendour. The two decided to turn The Mask into a wild romantic comedy. It features music from , , , , Carrey himself and more. Tina thanks Stanley for showing her kindness and warmth she wasn't used to and tells him that he didn't need the mask to be special to her. Before Diaz was cast, the studio considered casting and. When Ipkiss puts on the Mask, he becomes a wacky, zoot-suited, suave cartoon figure having the ability to manipulate his own shape and the world around him to a superhuman extent; this is implied to be the projection onto himself of his preferred fantasies.
. Using the mask, Tyrell becomes a malevolent green-faced monster. Not wanting to get involved with the police again, Stanley decides to discard the mask at the harbor. The film was nominated for at the , but lost to. We've had a couple of false starts. Tina throws the mask into the water, and she and Stanley kiss.