How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) -Jean Negulesco

The next big recommendation in DK Canada’s The Movie Book is the comedy classic, Some Like It Hot, which I have previously screened, and loved, so I was delighted to dive into the What Else to Watch list and see what new delights I would discover within. First up is How to Marry a Millionaire,…

All About Eve (1950) – Joseph L. Mankiewicz

  The next drama title that was recommended following my screening of Les Enfants du Paradis from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, All About Eve is a tale of ambition and betrayal, with a stellar script and direction by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. Bette Davis stars as an aging theater actress, Margo…

The Seven Year Itch (1955) – Billy Wilder

Marilyn Monroe is featured in another title from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book recommendation following Some Like It Hot. Based on George Axelrod’s stage play, which he and director Billy Wilder adapted for the screen, Monroe is cast simply as The Girl, and there is evidence to suggest that her entire existence…

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) – Howard Hawks

  Marilyn Monroe stars in the first recommendation following my screening of Some Like It Hot, for the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. Monroe and Jane Russell are showgirls, Lorelei Lee and Dorothy Shaw respectively, who are best friends, and seem to be enjoying all life has to offer. Lorelei is a…

Some Like It Hot (1959) – Billy Wilder

  Marilyn Monroe stars alongside Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in this hilarious film that is the next title in Great Movies – 100 Years of Film. Curtis and Lemmon are Joe and Jerry, respectively, a sax and bass player in a speakeasy in 1929. Unfortunately, they’re both rather broke, and have just witnessed a…

TIFF 2012: Love, Marilyn – Liz Garbus

  This film was, easily, THE film for me to see at TIFF this year.  It was the one I was most looking forward to – even to the point of carefully selecting which screening would be best for me to immerse myself most fully in the experience.  As soon as I heard it was…

My Week With Marilyn: A Non-Review

I really have no desire to review this film – there’s nothing I could say that hasn’t been said already a thousand times over. I feel the need, instead, to convey my personal experience while watching the movie, and what it meant to me. My love affair with Marilyn Monroe began years and years ago,…

Podcast of Dreams

“If you build it…” It’s no secret that Tim and I consider ourselves to be almost unbelievably lucky in the interviews we’re been able to do for our podcast in the months it’s been since we started this whole journey to adventure.  What started out as just us, sitting down as friends and chatting about…