My Week With Marilyn

Williams, Michelle

SKU: 013132470191

UPC 013132470191
Release Date 2012-03-13
Studio 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Discs 2
Length 99
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis 3.5 stars out of 4 -- What matters is the performance by Michelle Williams. She evokes so many Marilyns, public and private, real and make-believe.It's lush and vibrant when Williams is onscreen....It's hard to imagine a more unforgettable Monroe than the one Williams has given us — except for the original, of course.Disappearing into the role of the troubled actress, Williams captures the star's breathy voice and distinctive mannerisms while delving a few notches deeper.Michelle Williams, as Marilyn, both anchors the movie and upends it. Miss it and you’ll miss one of the finest performances of this year.It’s all compellingly staged, with Williams providing the dark, unknowable mystery at the heart of the piece.Williams knows exactly how to throw the switch that turns on MM's movie-star incandescence, then flick it off to reveal the vulnerable young woman in the dark.3 stars out of 4 -- What Williams does, with fierce artistry and feeling, is illuminate Monroe's insights and insecurities about herself at the height of her fame....It's a great, soulful performance.4 stars out of 5 -- [I]t's Williams around which the pic revolves. And she's nothing short of heartbreaking, showing us MM at breaking point...[Williams's] performance goes way beyond mere mimicry of voice and gesture -- though she gets those right too, and even does all her own singing -- into psychological re-creation.Based on the famously missing chapter in Colin Clark's memoir THE PRINCE, THE SHOWGIRL AND ME, MY WEEK WITH MARILYN reveals the enchanted week that the then-lowly production assistant spent with the most famous celebrity of the era during the production of the classic 1957 comedy romance THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL. The year was 1956. Colin Clark was an ambitious 23-year-old determined to make a name for himself in film. As summer gets underway, Clark manages to land a position as a production assistant on the film THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWGIRL, starring Marilyn Monroe (Michelle Williams) and Sir Laurence Olivier (Kenneth Branagh). Monroe had just gotten married to playwright Arthur Miller (Dougray Scott), and the newlyweds were on their honeymoon as production got underway. Later, when Miller leaves, young Clark seizes the opportunity to befriend the platinum blonde beauty, and give her a taste of everyday life in England -- far away from the bright lights of Hollywood and the suffocating pressures of fame.
Cast Charmian Adams (Supervising Art Director)
Jenny Shircore (Hairstylist)
Jenny Shircore (Makeup)
Alexandre Desplat (Additional Music/Songs)
Adrian Hodges (Screenwriter)
Dana Sano (Music Director)
Judy Farr (Set Decorator)
Simon Curtis (Director)
Conrad Pope (Composer)
Mike Dowson (Sound Re-Recording)
Maggie Rodford (Music Director)
Guy Heeley (Assistant Director)
Julian Spencer (Stunt Coordinator)
Mark Holt (Special Effects Supervisor)
Lang Lang (Music Performer)
Peter Clarke (Music Editor)
Jay Duerr (Music Editor)
Andy Glen (Music Editor)
Adam Scrivener (Sound Re-Recording)
Ben Smithard (Director of Photography)
LipSync Post (Visual Effects Designer)
Zoe Clare Brown (Hairstylist)
Zoe Clare Brown (Makeup)
Robin Pritchard (Special Makeup Effects)
Michelle Williams (Vocalist)
Marc Pilcher (Hairstylist)
Marc Pilcher (Makeup)
Colin Clark (Source Writer)
Hannah Edwards (Hairstylist)
Hannah Edwards (Makeup)
Creatures Inc. (Special Makeup Effects)
Rob Trenton (Special Makeup Effects)
Jim Carter (Co-Star)
Richard Clifford (Co-Star)
Judi Dench (Co-Star)
Gerard Horan (Co-Star)
Derek Jacobi (Co-Star)
Michael Kitchen (Co-Star)
Alex Lowe (Co-Star)
Des McAleer (Co-Star)
Julia Ormond (Star)
David Rintoul (Co-Star)
Geraldine Somerville (Co-Star)
Pip Torrens (Co-Star)
Zoe Wanamaker (Co-Star)
Kenneth Branagh (Star)
Philip Jackson (Co-Star)
Peter Wight (Co-Star)
Michelle Williams (Star)
Simon Russell Beale (Co-Star)
Dougray Scott (Star)
Robert Portal (Co-Star)
Toby Jones (Co-Star)
Emma Watson (Co-Star)
Dominic Cooper (Co-Star)
Victor McGuire (Co-Star)
Paul Herzberg (Co-Star)
Michael Hobbs (Co-Star)
Georgie Glen (Co-Star)
Eddie Redmayne (Star)
Miranda Raison (Co-Star)
Adam Perry (Co-Star)
Karl Moffatt (Co-Star)
Richard Attlee (Co-Star)
Brooks Livermore (Co-Star)
Rod O'Grady (Co-Star)
Richard Shelton (Co-Star)
James Clay (Co-Star)
Jem Wall (Co-Star)
Ben Sando (Co-Star)
Josh Morris (Co-Star)
Sean Vanderwilt (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Region 1 Note: The untold story of an American icon featurette Feature commentary with director Simon Curtis Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English DTS HD Master Audio - English Subtitles - Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.45000
Width 5.30000
Depth 6.75000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama
Attribute Audio Described Content,DVD Included,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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