Sunday, November 27, 2011
My Week With Marilyn to me had a sense of charm about it. Watching other Marilyn movies before this they all had some way of leaving a bad taste in my mouth. They over dramatize or fictionalize the negative flaws that they think we want to see. This film did rather the opposite. It tip toed and showed glimpses into the flaws in her life. We don't see her slurring her words after a glass of champagne before falling down and hanging over men, upon which countless movies have done. We see her laughing, flirting, weeping, showing hints of her sexuality and insecurities. We also see the behind the scenes and what it was like to feel pressure and wanting to be sure of yourself before going on set. Michelle might not remind anyone of Marilyn but looking at the context rather was my main concern. How was the film going to portray her? I was apprehensive waiting for a movie that tells about a wild affair with a young boy in England. This wasn't that movie rather it played with the fact they we do feel for Marilyn (this being channeled through Colin). We want to help her, we want to care for her, some can relate to her and yet she is always out of reach. I wouldn't say I LOVED it but I liked it. I wasn't offended by it in anyway and it left me with a sense of contentment. I rather have this movie shown to this generation rather than the other movies. But I did not like how it keeps saying this is a true story. There are countless people saying they did this and that with Marilyn and credibility is low nowadays. However, the story was enough to show an experience rather than a tell all fame deal. Is this the best Marilyn movie so far, I would say yes. Is this the best movie about Marilyn, no. I still am holding out hope some day a movie will be done to show her whole life in a way that creates even deeper appreciate for Marilyn and what makes her the way she is. But we might never have that movie, so in the mean time this will have to do.
I give it *** out of 4 stars.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I know I haven't been blogging for a while but I thought I would post about the recent play I just watched. When I heard a Marilyn play was coming I jumped at the chance. I didn't know what to expect even though Melinda from the Marilyn podcast said it was good you never really know. I will say the play was good. You had the chance to see what it was like in Marilyns bedroom talking about her life. There is mention of sex and quotes from others that knew her. It does have jokes but is also tragic. If your expecting just all musical happy numbers this isn't your play. Although all the facts were accurate I think the mention of Joan Crawford and her so called affair could have been left out. I havent seen facts to support this statement. Even though this was a good play I think it could have been better to see Norma Jeans side. To sympathize with Marilyn more they should have showed how Norma was awkward, shy, had a stutter, and didn't really like sex. How Hollywood made her sacrifice the person she knew for a "better" more excepting life. We heard it from Marilyn's mouth but didn't see what Norma Jean thought. But I did appreciate knowing that they knew they did their homework. You can tell they did a lot of research to tell her story. You can easily mess up Marilyns life and acting but this was very well done in my book. Great job Sunny Thompson, and thank for the autograph!
Monday, April 11, 2011
I have just created a new blog. This is a blog for those who love the time of the 18th 17th century etc. Please follow it if your interested. It will be more of a whimsical and romantic feel versus my bombshell vixen blog here. I will try to bounce between the two as much as I can but I'm going to see if I can jump-start this new one for now. If you have any ideas or contributions please don't hesitate to send me a message. I don't like missing out on stuff so the more discussion the better! My new blog is called Tea and Trumpets. You can take a peek at it HERE.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
I wanted to change my hairstyle (but keep it black, I feel it suits me and my skin tone) and tweak my look a little bit this year. I was watching Bram Stokers Dracula and started falling in love with Mina's look. The long yet styled black hair and the dark passionate red dress she wears is full of mystery. But when you have a mysterious side you also need a bubbly side so I liked Marie Antoinette's Pink and Light Blues. So I would love to balance the two. I was thinking more lacey outfits and victorian looking clothes, I can't go full 18th century or 17th century because I don't know how I will get into a car haha. But I want to try it out modern in a few months so my hair can grow longer because I usually go for the Monroe look. Here are some pictures I collected for inspiration...
Sunday, January 2, 2011
Tweed jackets, trousers, and gaudy neckwear inspiration Coco Chanel...I bought 5 trousers which was a huge step for me because pants and I have a love hate relationship. I am 5'1 so it is hard to find a pant that fits, flatters, and doesn't drag on the ground. I have been struggling to find a way to wear trousers that wont make me look older yet not to lose the vintage feel. I have also been struggling with how to keep warm without a lot of layers or thinking just a cardigan with do with the morning chill. A blazer or a tweed jacket has that touch because you can also take it off. Although tights are thick and great I don't have the 20 mins extra to squeeze in them when I step out so a trouser does just fine. Pant suits also help around the office for the file thats always in the back or on the ground! I also find a layered pearl necklace gives it that extra vintage kick when a pant suit might look too masculine.