<i>My Week with Marilyn</i>. 2011. Great Britain. Directed by Simon Curtis
  • My Week with Marilyn

    2011. Great Britain. Simon Curtis. 101 min.

Simon Curtis will be present for a post-screening Q&A

Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1

  • My Week with Marilyn

    2011. Great Britain. Directed by Simon Curtis. Screenplay by Adrian Hodges, based on the diaries of Colin Clark. With Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne. Curtis's feature debut is a biographical picture reminiscent of Ed Wood (1994) and Shadow of the Vampire (2000), in which the production of historical films set a framework to explore the mythology of outsized personalities. My Week with Marilyn focuses on the shooting of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), a romantic comedy that united the venerable stage actor Laurence Olivier (grasping at film stardom) with Marilyn Monroe, whose adherence to method acting reveals a longing to be a respected actor. Based on a memoir by Clark, The Prince and the Showgirl's third assistant director, the film examines Monroe as a portrait of dichotomy. Williams transforms herself into the iconic Monroe, commingling her fragility with knowing manipulation and alternating between abandoned child and blond bombshell. Print courtesy of The Weinstein Company. 101 min.

In the Film exhibition The Contenders 2011

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