In her own words, Marilyn Monroe reveals the depth and frailty of her intelligence, as well as the degree to which she was the architect of her own success.
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- Director Liz Garbus
- Producer Stanley Buchtal, Amy Hobby, Liz Garbus
- USA 2012
- 107 mins
- UK distribution STUDIOCANAL
Marilyn Monroe perfected an iconic persona based on the ultimate flirtation – I will show you everything and reveal nothing. In the 50 years since her death, that image has continued to glitter and shimmer in our collective imagination. Academy Award-nominated director Liz Garbus (Bobby Fischer Against the World; The Farm: Angola, USA) draws from the recently-published Fragments: Poems, Intimate Notes, Letters by Marilyn Monroe – a cache found by her drama teacher Lee Strasberg’s widow – and fashions this reverential, affecting homage. Garbus overlays archive footage, home-movies and photographs with performative readings by Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Jennifer Ehle, Lindsay Lohan, Lili Taylor, Uma Thurman, Marisa Tomei and Evan Rachel Wood (as Marilyn), among a slew of other great contemporary actors (as her friends and admirers). In her own words, Marilyn reveals the depth and frailty of her intelligence, as well as the degree to which she was the architect of her own success.