Thursday, March 29, 2012

My Week With Marilyn

Have you seen My Week With Marilyn yet?

I watched it recently and I was happily surprised that it surpassed my expectations.

I'm sure we've all gone through our own Marilyn phases.  When I was a teenager I read everything I could get my hands on about her.  She wasn't just incredibly beautiful.  She was one of a kind and lead such a fascinating life, if only she had known it.

I worried that because Michelle Williams has such a different face shape that it would be distracting and that I wouldn't buy into her as Marilyn Monroe.

She did a wonderful job of capturing the essence of Marilyn though.  Small nuances in the way she spoke and moved were all there.

The wardrobe was especially fun to watch.

my week with marilyn, my week with marilyn wardrobe, Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe

Makes me want to put on a wiggle dress right now!  If only I could fill it out like she did~

I think outside of the set she really had quite a classic sense of style.   On set, was a whole different story.

I found these wonderful sketches of the costumes by Jill Taylor over at Vanity Fair.  Check out their entire slide show for behind the scenes tidbits.


The movie is based on a book which is based on the true story of Colin Clark and his experiences with Marilyn Monroe during the making of the movie The Prince and the Showgirl (with Sir Laurence Olivier). 

It's still sad to see the reality of the world Marilyn lived in, but of course, it's difficult to look away.  If you enjoy biography type movies with great sets, lighting, acting, cast, and wardrobe, then I definitely recommend this as a must see movie for you.


Gen said...

Can't wait to see it!

Little City Farm said...

This is definitely on my list of movies to watch now. Thanks for the review. Great photos.


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