Went to see 'My Week With Marilyn' on its opening day here in Holland last week and loved it. Michelle Williams makes a pretty good Marilyn and attempts to show us the vulnerable and complex character behind the sexy superstar we all know. However, it's the beautiful setting, the wardrobe and the use of lighting in a lot of the scenes that made me fall in love with it - everything just made me wish I was living in 1950s England. It's a visually stunning film and therefore definitely a must-see! Have a look at this great 'behind the scenes' video below and here's the official synopsis:
In the early summer of 1956, 23 year-old Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), just down from Oxford and determined to make his way in the film business, worked as a lowly assistant on the set of 'The Prince and the Showgirl'. The film that famously united Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh) and Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams), who was also on honeymoon with her new husband, the playwright Aurthur Miller (Dougray Scott). Nearly 40 years on, his diary account 'The Prince, the Showgirl and Me' was published, but one week was missing and this was published some years later as My Week with Marilyn - this is the story of that week. When Arthur Miller leaves England, the coast is clear for Colin to introduce Marilyn to some of the pleasures of British life; an idyllic week in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from her retinue of Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.
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