Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Week with Marilyn

My Week with Marilyn is a biographical film that focuses on Marilyn Monroe starring in the movie The Prince and the Showgirl, which was shot in England. The story is based on two books by British filmmaker Colin Clark (played by Eddie Redmayne) who had personal interaction with Monroe, and much of the film's narrative is from the point of view of Clark, who is warm and likeable. Michelle Williams is exceptional as Monroe, and she presents with shining glamour and captures the vulnerability of Monroe's personality with poignant authenticity. It is a credit to director Simon Curtis that he chose to make a film about Monroe, which focuses on an extract of her life and career, yet he was able to capture so many facets of the Monroe brand and persona without attempting to make a movie of her whole life. This is too often an overambitious target of filmmakers to pack a life into one film, but the selection of a set period of time was a masterstroke by Curtis, which allowed for deeper immersion of Monroe over a short period of time. The viewer is easily enchanted by the beauty and complexity of Monroe, and Clark is a faithful friend and servant to her, who gets to see the person behind the star. Please refer to this link to purchase a copy of My Week with Marilyn.

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Brennan Cooper

The American Dream: From Perth to Sacramento

The Tourist

Boomerang Baseball

Aussies in the Majors

Aussie Baseball Musings

Henning's Story from 1979 to 1999: A Memoir of Ideas and Inspirations

Aussie World Baseball Classic Experiences from 2006 to 2017

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