My Week With Marilyn (Blu-ray)

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Studio Tcfhe/anchor Bay/starz
SKU 228307689
UPC 013132470191
UPC 14 00013132470191
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 6/17/2014
Rating Rating
Sales Rank 3235
Keywords
Actors
Doomed Lovers
Filmmakers
Filmmaking
Period Piece
Showbiz
Editors Note
Note Based on the famously missing chapter in Colin Clark's memoir THE PRINCE, THE SHOWGIRL AND ME, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN reveals the enchanted week that the then-lowly production assistant spent with the most famous celebrity of the era during the production of the classic 1957 comedy romance THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL. The year was 1956. Colin Clark was an ambitious 23-year-old determined to make a name for himself in film. As summer gets underway, Clark manages to land a position as a production assistant on the film THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL, starring Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) and Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh). Monroe had just gotten married to playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott), and the newlyweds were on their honeymoon as production got underway. Later, when Miller leaves, young Clark seizes the opportunity to befriend the platinum blonde beauty, and give her a taste of everyday life in England -- far away from the bright lights of Hollywood and the suffocating pressures of fame.
Reviews
Chicago Sun-Times 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "What matters is the performance by Michelle Williams. She evokes so many Marilyns, public and private, real and make-believe." 11/18/2011
Los Angeles Times "It's lush and vibrant when Williams is onscreen....It's hard to imagine a more unforgettable Monroe than the one Williams has given us ? except for the original, of course." 11/23/2011
USA Today "Disappearing into the role of the troubled actress, Williams captures the star's breathy voice and distinctive mannerisms while delving a few notches deeper." 11/23/2011
Movieline "Michelle Williams, as Marilyn, both anchors the movie and upends it. Miss it and you?ll miss one of the finest performances of this year." 11/23/2011
A.V. Club "It?s all compellingly staged, with Williams providing the dark, unknowable mystery at the heart of the piece." 11/22/2011
Entertainment Weekly "Williams knows exactly how to throw the switch that turns on MM's movie-star incandescence, then flick it off to reveal the vulnerable young woman in the dark." 12/02/2011
Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "What Williams does, with fierce artistry and feeling, is illuminate Monroe's insights and insecurities about herself at the height of her fame....It's a great, soulful performance." 12/08/2011
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's Williams around which the pic revolves. And she's nothing short of heartbreaking, showing us MM at breaking point..." 01/01/2012
Sight and Sound "[Williams's] performance goes way beyond mere mimicry of voice and gesture -- though she gets those right too, and even does all her own singing -- into psychological re-creation." 01/01/2012
Actors
Julia Ormond
Kenneth Branagh
Michelle Williams
Dougray Scott
Cast & Crew
Julia Ormond - Star
Kenneth Branagh - Star
Michelle Williams - Star
Dougray Scott - Star
Eddie Redmayne - Star
Miranda Raison - Co-Star
Adam Perry - Co-Star
Karl Moffatt - Co-Star
Richard Attlee - Co-Star
Brooks Livermore - Co-Star
Rod O'Grady - Co-Star
Richard Shelton - Co-Star
James Clay - Co-Star
Jem Wall - Co-Star
Ben Sando - Co-Star
Josh Morris - Co-Star
Sean Vanderwilt - Co-Star
Robert Portal - Co-Star
Toby Jones - Co-Star
Emma Watson - Co-Star
Dominic Cooper - Co-Star
Victor McGuire - Co-Star
Paul Herzberg - Co-Star
Michael Hobbs - Co-Star
Georgie Glen - Co-Star
Simon Russell Beale - Co-Star
Philip Jackson - Co-Star
Peter Wight - Co-Star
David Rintoul - Co-Star
Geraldine Somerville - Co-Star
Pip Torrens - Co-Star
Zoe Wanamaker - Co-Star
Charmian Adams - Supervising Art Director
Jenny Shircore - Hairstylist
Jenny Shircore - Makeup
Alexandre Desplat - Additional Music/Songs
Adrian Hodges - Screenwriter
Dana Sano - Music Director
Judy Farr - Set Decorator
Conrad Pope - Composer
Mike Dowson - Sound Re-Recording
Maggie Rodford - Music Director
Guy Heeley - Assistant Director
Julian Spencer - Stunt Coordinator
Mark Holt - Special Effects Supervisor
Lang Lang - Music Performer
Peter Clarke - Music Editor
Jay Duerr - Music Editor
Andy Glen - Music Editor
Adam Scrivener - Sound Re-Recording
Ben Smithard - Director of Photography
LipSync Post - Visual Effects Designer
Zoe Brown - Hairstylist
Zoe Brown - Makeup
Robin Pritchard - Special Makeup Effects
Michelle Williams - Vocalist
Marc Pilcher - Hairstylist
Marc Pilcher - Makeup
Colin Clark - Source Writer
Hannah Edwards - Hairstylist
Hannah Edwards - Makeup
Creatures Inc. - Special Makeup Effects
Rob Trenton - Special Makeup Effects
Jim Carter - Co-Star
Richard Clifford - Co-Star
Judi Dench - Co-Star
Gerard Horan - Co-Star
Derek Jacobi - Co-Star
Michael Kitchen - Co-Star
Alex Lowe - Co-Star
Des McAleer - Co-Star
Simon Curtis - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2011
UPC 00013132470191
Number of Discs 2
Running Time 99 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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