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My Week With Marilyn

(DVD - 2012 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
My Week With Marilyn
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In the summer of 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark, 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 and Marilyn Monroe. When his diary account was published, one week was missing. This is the story of that week: an idyll in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.
Statement of Responsibility: the Weinstein Company and BBC Films present in association with LipSync Productions ; a Trademark Films production ; directed by Simon Curtis ; produced by David Parfitt, Harvey Weinstein ; executive producers, Jamie Laurenson, Simon Curtis, Ivan Mactaggart, Christine Langan, Bob Weinstein, Kelly Carmichael ; screenplay by Adrian Hodges
Title: My week with Marilyn
[videorecording]
Publisher: [New York] : The Weinstein Company ; Beverly Hills, CA : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2012]
Country of Producing Entity: Great Britain United States
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (99 min.) : sd., color ; 4 3/4 in.
Content Type: two-dimensional moving image
Media Type: video
Carrier Type: videodisc
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2011
Based on the diaries by Colin Clark
Special features: the untold story of an American icon featurette ; feature commentary soundtrack with director Simon Curtis
Credits: Score composed and conducted by Conrad Pope ; piano soloist, Lang Lang ; Marilyn's theme by Alexandre Desplat ; music supervisors, Maggie Rodford, Dana Sano ; editor, Adam Recht ; director of photography, Ben Smithard ; choreographer, Jane Gibson.
Performers: Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Dominic Cooper, Philip Jackson, Derek Jacobi, Toby Jones, Michael Kitchen, Julia Ormond, Simon Russell Beale, Dougray Scott, Zoë Wanamaker, Emma Watson, Judi Dench.
Summary: In the summer of 1956, 23-year-old Colin Clark, 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 and Marilyn Monroe. When his diary account was published, one week was missing. This is the story of that week: an idyll in which he escorted a Monroe desperate to get away from Hollywood hangers-on and the pressures of work.
Audience: MPAA rating R for some language
System Details: DVD ; NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
DVD ; NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
DVD ; NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
DVD ; NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
DVD ; NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
DVD ; NTSC, anamorphic widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround
DVD
Other Language: In English, with optional subtitles in English SDH or Spanish
Subject Headings: Monroe, Marilyn, 1926-1962 Drama Clark, Colin, 1932-2002 Drama Prince and the showgirl (Motion picture) Drama Motion picture studios England Employees Drama
Genre/Form: Feature films
Biographical films
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Historical films
Fiction films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Topical Term: Motion picture studios
Alternate Title: Marilyn
Publisher No: WC24696
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE M
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Apr 26, 2014
  • George Millar rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Another great British film supposedly based on fact. I loved it.

Mar 25, 2014
  • kah_chan rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I enjoyed the film totally and it really shows that actors are human and they need privacy and their own moments to feel happy and to grieve.

It was a tragedy to lose a super star at such a young age .....

michelle williams as the skinny 2000's marilyn, take a look at the prince and the showgirl to see the 1957 marilyn

Jan 01, 2014
  • richibi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

from the very first long shot of Marilyn doing her seductive signature singing, flanked by her attendant gentlemen chorus, Michelle Williams is Marilyn Monroe, no less accurately than Meryl Streep was Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady", the Oscar was surely a tossup, Williams was able to also reveal, clearly and ever so poignantly, how Marilyn's vulnerabilty was irreversibly integral to her fame, one of the best movies of 2011

Dec 31, 2013
  • akirakato rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

This is a 2011 British drama directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges.
In 1956, at the height of her career, Marilyn Monroe went to England to make a film ("The Prince And The Showgirl") with Sir Laurence Olivier.
While there she met a 23-year-old man named Colin Clark, who wrote a diary about the making of the film.
This film is their true story.
It is quite interesting to know the chemistry between Olivier and Marilyn during the filming of "The Prince And The Showgirl."
Olivier resents Monroe's dependence on her drama coach, Paula Strasberg, regarding Strasberg as a fraud whose only talent is the ability
to "butter Marilyn up".
At a time, Olivier explains a scene to Monroe, only to hear Strasberg interject, "Honey, just think of Coca-Cola and Frank Sinatra."
Later, however, Olivier says, "Marilyn was quite wonderful, the best of all."
You should be able to take a peek at Marilyn's inner self and her struggle to gain both sanity and happiness.
After "The Prince And The Showgirl," Marilyn Monroe's next film ("Some Like It Hot") became one of the most popular comedies of all time.
Sir Laurence Olivier went on to play Archie Rice in "The Entertainer" at the Royal Court Theatre.
It was one of the most acclaimed performances of his career.
Colin Clark became a successful documentary filmmaker and writer.
He achieved international recognition in 1995 with the publication of his memoir "The Prince, The Showgirl and Me."

Sep 14, 2013
  • pmischler rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Michelle Williams has several scenes as Marilyn where the resemblance and actions are uncanny. These are worth the entire film although in general it is quite good and for the most part true to fact.

Apr 29, 2013
  • love_my_library_card rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Watchable adaptation of one man's recollections of working on the film "The Price and The Showgirl." Michelle Williams has the daunting task of portraying Marilyn Monroe; occasionally she gets it right. Kenneth Brannagh is a great actor but I never once thought he was Laurence Olivier; Eddie Redmayne and the supporting cast are uniformly good.

Apr 28, 2013
  • nipper rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

nice movie, michelle williams is great

Jan 23, 2013
  • Cassiopeia91 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A sweet story -- I wish I had realized it was a book first as I would probably have preferred reading it. Michelle Williams is believable as Marilyn (surprised me)!

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Mar 25, 2013
  • jessadam2 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

I am and will always be a Michelle Williams fan. Been watching a lot of her films lately. I think it all started with that Sarah Polly directed film.

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sir Laurence Olivier (to Colin Clark): "Remember boy... When it comes to women, you're never too old for humiliation."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Milton Greene (to Colin Clark): "That's what she does, she breaks hearts. She'll break yours."

Dec 17, 2012
  • Monolith rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Sir Laurence Olivier: "Marilyn, my darling, you are an angel, and I kiss the hem of your garment, but why can't you get here on time, for the love of F*CK?" Marilyn Monroe: "Oh, you have that word in England too, huh?"

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