Sunday, January 8, 2012

Marilyn Monroe

I posted this comment in relation to an article titled : "Unsexing Marilyn" at this address

"It's nonsense that MM is always portrayed as "she couldn't act". Motion Pictures are for actors. MM was too natural to be ordered to act. So many takes were required because the director always required her to 'act'. She lived with the constant frustration of not being  portrayed as a  'serious' actress. She was very well read and trained, but she was so genuinely 'sexy' that the camera had difficulty catching the true moments of her act. I agree that in "Some Like it Hot" and "The Seven Year Itch" she simply oozed sex and that was part of the problem , her co-stars could not match/compete with the aura she projected. "The Misfits" was truly her greatest moment in cinema. Her portrayal is so feminine and alluring that her famous co-stars become insignificant to the story. She takes over the complete film, she oozes womanhood and emotion, making everyone else in the film (except the horses) seem so wooden and devoid of feeling. A great persona, just too great to be captured by the humble camera."