Excerpt: This enjoyable film was based on the true story of Colin Clark, who at the time, was third assistant director to Laurence Olivier on the film The Price and the Showgirl, which starred Olivier and Marilyn Monroe.
Pros: "Interesting story", "Good Direction", "Excellent Cast and Perfomances"
Excerpt: There is no doubt in my mind that Princess Diana quite fancied herself as the new Marilyn Monroe. She was one of those beautiful women that expected fame, admiration and wealth as reward for their genes. I think that's what women and gay men really admired about Diana as they wailed at her funeral.
Excerpt: I hadn't really seen this film advertised much which is strange for a film, just recently I had seen the trailer and thought it was a brand new film. I love anything about Marilyn so needed to watch this film. Luckily a friend from work had this on DVD to borrow me.
Conclusion: *A film based on the books by Colin Clark and the time he spent working with Marilyn. Colin leaves home to pursue a career in Television and Film and his persistence earns him a job with a film company. One of his jobs is working on a film set with Marilyn Monroe.
Conclusion: Having waited over two years for this to be released in cinemas, I had high expectations. I was not let down. This film is beautifully scripted, directed and filmed and the acting is faultless. Michelle Williams is captivating as Ms Monroe, and surely deserves an Oscar for her performance.
Michelle shines.........the rest of the film less so.
27 October 2012
Conclusion: Based upon the two books written by Colin Clark about his time spent as an assistant on the set in 1956 of 'The Prince and The Showgirl' this is the story of his week with the beguiling and beautiful Marilyn Monroe.
Conclusion: Wonderful film based on Colin Clarks two diaries...Michelle Williams is breathtaking, almost spooky at times to look at her & yet hear & see Marilyn. But this is no parody or copycat mimic, this is a beautiful, intuitive & haunting portrait at Marilyn at her most vulnerable, just before she starts...
Conclusion: Highlight for me was the cast. Great acting all round, but the winners for me were Michelle Williams, as her take on Marilyn is both brave and brilliant and also Eddie Redmayne, who is wonderful as the innocent but charming Colin. Well worth a watch.
Conclusion: A thoroughly well made and presented film, spot on with accuracy of the period. Marilyn was such a character and made the film. I am temped to get the Prince and the Showgirl as I have never seen it. Top marks.
Excerpt: I didn't really have any preconceptions before watching this film about what to expect. I hadn't heard much about the film, but towards the end of my media degree, my tutor mentioned this was being produced and was highly anticipated amongst film buffs, it was either going to be sink or swim, and he...