|Оригинальное название: Marilyn: The Untold Story
Год выхода: 1980
В ролях: Кэтрин Хикс, Фрэнк Конверс, Джейсон Миллер
Биографический фильм, рассказывающий о молодой девушке Норме Джин, которая покоряет Голливуд и становится Мэрилин Монро.
Many film and TV actresses have portrayed Marilyn;
few have been as credible as Catherine Hicks.
Catherine Hicks"s performance in the 1980 made-for-television biography Marilyn: The Untold Story is generally regarded as the best biographical portrayal of Marilyn Monroe.
Produced by Lawrence Schiller, the photographer who took the famous nude photos of Marilyn on the set of Something"s Got to Give, Marilyn: The Untold Story was based on Norman Mailer"s "novel biography."
The film was enhanced by the participation of three talented directors, including Hollywood veteran Jack Arnold. The impressive roster of behind-the-scenes personnel ensured pleasant entertainment, but the three-hour drama lacks insight into Marilyn"s personality and fails to add anything new to the Monroe lore and literature.
Hicks, whose thoughtful performance is the highlight of the production, managed to capture Marilyn"s voice and mannerisms and suggest her alluring presence without resorting to caricature.
Hicks received a well-earned Emmy nomination. (In an ironic twist, Monroe "replacement" Sheree North appears in this film in the role of Marilyn"s mother.)
A more thoughtful and intriguing depiction of Marilyn Monroe is found in director Nicolas Roeg"s Insignificanc, a provocative film version of a British stage play by Terry Johnson.
Released in 1985, the movie is not really about Marilyn but rather is a speculation on fame and the threat of nuclear war. The narrative revolves around the hotel-room liaisons of a group of unnamed characters -- a movie star, a ballplayer, a scientist, and a Red-baiting senator -- who bear striking resemblances to Marilyn Monroe, Joe DiMaggio, Albert Einstein, and Senator Joseph McCarthy.
Theresa Russell, costumed in a white dress very much like the one worn by Marilyn in the subway-grate scene of The Seven Year Itch, portrays the movie star. Though Russell does not physically look like Marilyn, she successfully evokes her presence and image.
Other portrayals of various Marilyn-like characters include Kim Stanley in the title role of the 1958 drama The Goddess, Faye Dunaway as Maggie in the 1974 television adaptation of After the Fall, and Linda Kerridge as a Marilyn look-alike in the 1980 thriller Fade to Black.
In each of these films, the Marilyn figure was used to symbolize themes and ideas that were larger than the events of the plot.
Marilyn"s iconic image has even appeared in works of art. Find out more on the next page.
MARILYN - UNA VITA, UNA STORIA
Marilyn: The Untold Story
John Flynn, Jack Arnold, Lawrence Schiller
Catherine Hicks, Richard Basehart, Jason Miller, John Ireland, Viveca Lindfors, Anne Ramsey
Marilyn - Una vita, una storia, John Flynn, Jack Arnold, Lawrence Schiller, Catherine Hicks, Richard Basehart, Jason Miller, John Ireland, Viveca Lindfors, Anne Ramsey