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. Princess Diana didn't die at the hands of the press. She died doing the thing she loved - being pursued by the press.
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. I was super exited to watch this film. About the film: My Week with Marilyn is a 2011 British drama film directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges.
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. *Due to having no real knowledge of Marilyn Monroe I decided to give this a watch. It provided a valuable insight to one of the most iconic figures in show business.
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. She obviously spent a lot of time researching this role. The supporting actors are brilliant too. To hardcore Marilyn fans, this is a delight.
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 filming Some Like It Hot. Treat yourself to this gem...no great Shakesperean Branagh & co British tour de force, but a gem nevertheless, Marilyn would have loved it!
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 told us to keep an eye out for it upon its general release.
Excerpt: I bought this film because for a new release it was pretty cheap in Asda and having missed it in the cinema I was keen to watch it. I'm not especially interested in Marilyn Monroe though from what I do know she was a fascinating and complex individual. The film was released in 2011 and quickly received critical acclaim. Michelle Williams, for her performance as Marilyn, won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Academy Award.