September 28, 2011 at 1:05 pm #36542
Well on friday will be the premire of MWWM at the New York Film Festival, already I’ve heard people have seen the film. Early reviews are saying Michele Williams has earned herself a third oscar nomination and is completly Marilyn Monroe, also Kenneth Branagh get’s good word for his potrayl of Laurence Olivier and is set for another oscar nomination.September 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm #36544
I’ll definitely go to see this in theatres.
Still, something about Michelle Williams is beginning to bug me greatly. Perhaps it’s her film choices. Or maybe it’s because she doesnt remind me of Monroe at all, but of Williams. That could change as I watch her performance. But she’s beginning to annoy me, just to get that off my chest. Right now, I’m rooting for Branagh and Simon Curtis, the latter whom produced my favorite screen version of Elizabeth R, alongside Tom Hardy.September 29, 2011 at 8:13 am #36545
I’m a lot more skeptical of this than most seem to be. I’m thinking Weinstein’s duelling best actress contenders (Williams and Streep) may both miss out on nods this year. Must say I like the irony/symmetry/synchronicity of a (possible) nod for Branagh playing Olivier, though…September 29, 2011 at 6:39 pm #36546
The Daily Mail gave the cast a rave (Williams, Branagh, Ormond and Dench)September 29, 2011 at 7:53 pm #36547
I’m looking forward to seeing this. I’m not familiar with the director, but I think the idea is interesting (to focus on this film in Monroe’s career wouldn’t be the obvious choice), and there’s a lot of interest in seeing how Williams does in the role. With the older Academy, I do think she’d have an advantage if deemed believable.September 29, 2011 at 9:33 pm #36548
I love Marilyn but come one, shes not much of an advanced character to portray. Any actress can portray her in a film, and will get praised since she has always been a simple person more known for her looks.September 29, 2011 at 10:13 pm #36549
Marilyn is very advanced, and many actresses and singers have tried to capture marilyn’s essence and failed miserabl. Many who’ve read on her life or know of her life know there was more to Marilyn Monroe than her looks, she was also troubled, intelligent, vulnerable, creative, etc. Not to mention she’s a big icon to many people world wide, a lot of people have an image of who/what marilyn monroe is/was and if you screw up royally might as well sign up for dancing with the starsOctober 5, 2011 at 8:05 pm #36550
Trailer has been released.October 5, 2011 at 8:27 pm #36551
I love Marilyn but come one, shes not much of an advanced character to portray. Any actress can portray her in a film, and will get praised since she has always been a simple person more known for her looks.
These measurements are terribly flawed, but still, Marilyn’s standard intelligence tests placed her in the top 1-2% of those tested. That much brain activity with all those neurons firing, doesnt strike me as a recipe for simple-mindedness.
Plus, look at her films, her life, and her career. A completely fascinating, dynamic woman imo.
Let’s see if Williams can pull it off.October 5, 2011 at 8:37 pm #36552
*Edited to add:
For those who havent seen Nicolas Roeg’s “Insignifcance”, I recommend it. I cant guarantee that you’ll enjoy it as much as I did.
That prolonged, animated conversation she has with Albert Einstein was very possible.October 5, 2011 at 8:39 pm #36553
I’m not a Monroe fan, and I don’t see much resemblance in Michelle playing her. I’m not anxious to see this movie, but it will be interesting to see if she gets a nomination. Gee, would it really be her third? Some people just seem to be magnets for nominations don’t they?October 5, 2011 at 10:00 pm #36554
Trailer has been released.
I think Williams looks wonderful in the trailer. But what the hell happened to Emma Watson? Pause at 1:43 and you’ll see she looks 20 years older. Yikes. That hair/makeup looks terrible on her.
But other than that, it looks great.October 5, 2011 at 10:32 pm #36555
At first glance, I thought Emma Watson was Paul Giamatti.October 6, 2011 at 12:20 am #36556
At first glance, I thought Emma Watson was Paul Giamatti.