Tag Archives: Marilyn Monroe

20th June: Marilyn and the BFI

On the 20th of June the BFI will be celebrating Marilyn as part of their Monroe season… This month the BFI Southbank are having a Monroe season where they are displaying a number of her celebrated films such as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Some Like it Hot alongside some of the lesser known from when she was building […]

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes – Review (Spoiler Free)

Largely due to its two leads, this remains one of Hollywood’s most endearing musicals. There is nothing all that profound about this musical, it is just a nicely entertaining bit of fluff which puts a big old smile on your face for an hour and a half. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes follows a pair of showgirls […]

The Misfits – 1001 Overlooked Movies

This post is a part of The Movie Waffler’s 1001 Overlooked Movies (You Should See Before You Die) series which you can check out here. Deconstructing the Western genre and the remnants of the American Dream, The Misfits’ script penned by Arthur Miller is ambitious and moving, even whilst a touch pretentious at times, and […]

Bus Stop – Review (Spoiler Free)

Bus Stop is, I think, the only time I have watched a Marilyn Monroe film and for at least some of its duration forgotten that I’m watching Marilyn Monroe. That’s not a criticism of her acting in general (I’m a pretty big fan), but there’s some combination here between her losing her trademark breathy voice […]

Header Quiz Results!

So, the quiz is closed, the votes counted. Let’s see how you did. For those who don’t know what this post is all about – I recently ran a quiz where visitors had to guess the identities of the silhouetted figures in my header. For more information click here. Before we get to the winners […]

My Movie Alphabet

Mettel Ray Movie Blog is currently running this blogathon and I thought that I would contribute my movie alphabet. Please check out her blog here, and read some of the other contributions here. I hope that you enjoy my choices! # – 4 Months, 3 Weeks & 2 Days This film really impacted upon me, […]

Some Like It Hot – Review (Spoiler Free)

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of Marilyn Monroe’s death and so it seemed appropriate to review what is generally considered the best film from her catalogue. Some Like It Hot is a screwball comedy where two musicians (Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon) have to avoid an Al Capone inspired gangster mob. They achieve this through […]

Don’t Bother to Knock – Review (Spoiler Free)

There will always be a debate over whether Marilyn Monroe could act or not, and when either side provides examples to defend their opinion, this film normally comes up. An unusual little film; it takes place over the course of one night, when a woman named Nell (Monroe) is given the task of babysitting a […]