Tuesday, September 25, 2012

My Week with Marilyn

An interesting and delightful film adaptation of two Colin Clark (played terrifically shyly by Redmayne) books taking place during the making of THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL. The spotlight is no doubt saved for Marilyn Monroe, played convincingly—not just physically—by Williams. However, despite the story's involvement of someone as iconic as Monroe, the interest tends to focus more on those around her, such as Ormond, Portal, Wanamaker, Scott and especially Branagh as Sir Laurence Oliverier, the latter of which steals the show—only Marilyn should steal the show, but not in this reenactment. Still, a terrific film with so much greatness going for it: set designs, scenery, pacing, etc. Take a look at the actors' facial expressions and the pausing between lines; acting at its best.