StudioCanal have sent us the official UK trailer for Liz Garbus's documentary Love Marilyn (2012). The film is set to open in cinemas across the United Kingdom on October 18th. StudioCanal are also releasing the film on DVD on October 28th. (You can order the DVD here.
Marilyn Monroe invented her public persona at the expense of concealing a private side known only to her close confidants. Fifty years after her death, her creation still blazes brightly in our cultural imagination, while the creator continues to lurk in the shadows. Drawing on never-before-seen personal papers, diaries and letters, Academy-award nominated director Liz Garbus (Bobby Fischer Against The World, The Farm: Angola, USA) worked with acclaimed actresses to evoke the multiple aspects of the real Marilyn - passion, ambition, soul-searching, power and fear -- in an absorbing and astonishing portrait. These documents, brought to life in this film by some of our contemporary icons and stars, give us a new and revelatory understanding of Monroe, revealing her carefully guarded inner life.
Saw this on HBO. Overall a kinda nice tone poem into the more truthful tragedy of Ms.Monroe...to capture her true voice in her own words was the perfect conduit to learn about her hard work, inner demons and true talent (which was often glossed over as "dumb blonde") Although sometimes having over a dozen of these male and female narrators (Lindsey Lohan speaking for Marilyn? I am as insulted by this, as Marilyn would be) lent too much of a discombobulated patchwork. Overall though, and especially for those Monroe lovers and those who know and read about her past, childhood, struggle through Hollywood and marriages etc....will find the opening of the ark -like reading of her handwritten notes truly touching.