“I love a natural look in pictures. I like people with a feeling one way or another – it shows an inner life. I like to see that there’s something going on inside them”…
Love, Marilyn internationally premiered as a Gala Presentation Film at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. It screened at the Telluride, London, and Houston 2012 Film Festivals, and was the opening night film of the 2012 Hamptons FilmFestival. Liz Garbus works with acclaimed actresses to evoke the multiple aspects of the real Marilyn, passion, ambition, soul-searching, power and fear, in an absorbing and astonishing portrait. Drawing on never-before-seen personal papers, diaries and letters, are brought to life in this film by some of our contemporary icons and stars, give us a new and revelatory understanding of Monroe, revealing her carefully guarded inner life.
A. O. Scott of The New York Times reviewed it as “a heady cocktail of journalistic rigor and show business flair, a blend that seems, in the end, just right for its blazingly famous, endlessly enigmatic subject.”
“Love, Marilyn” features Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Jennifer Ehle, Lindsay Lohan, Lili Taylor, Uma Thurman, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood. Rounding out this portrait, Adrien Brody, Hope Davis, Ben Foster, Paul Giamatti, Janet McTeer, Oliver Platt and David Strathairn bring to life the writings of Billy Wilder, Natasha Lytess, Truman Capote, Gloria Steinem and Norman Mailer.
Here, in the link below, Marilyn Monroe, interviewed on February 25, 1956, upon her return to Hollywood for the filming of “Bus Stop.” Part of this clip, along with the story behind it, is featured in Liz Garbus’s fascinating new documentary, “Love, Marilyn”.