Dedications: My four late friends Rory, Stan, Bryan, Jeff - shine on you crazy diamonds, they would have blogged too. Then theres Garry from Brisbane, Franco in Milan, Mike now in S.F. / my '60s-'80s gang: Ned & Joseph in Ireland; in England: Frank, Des, Guy, Clive, Joe & Joe, Ian, Ivan, Nick, David, Les, Stewart, the 3 Michaels / Catriona, Sally, Monica, Jean, Ella, Anne, Candie / and now: Daryl in N.Y., Jerry, John, Colin, Martin and Donal.

Monday, 4 May 2015

Marilyn at the BFI ...

Marilyn Monroe finally gets a retrospective season in June at London's BFI Southbank cinema - viewing her, accordng to the programme notes, from a feminist slant, with practically all of her major films, including those interesting early ones CLASH BY NIGHT, MONKEY BUSINESS, DON'T BOTHER TO KNOCK and the delicious WE'RE NOT MARRIED and from NIAGARA onwards. 
It shows what a sparking comedienne and singer she was as well as dramatic actress ....SOME LIKE IT HOT plays a few times too on Sky this week, I shall of course be loving it all over again. (Jack and Tony really should have shared Best Actor Oscar in 1959 - sorry, Charlton). 
Now, do I need to see THE MISFITS again on the big screen, its only getting an extended run of 34 screenings - yes, it might be nice, for old times sake - it was a movie I was obsessed about (like I was with James Dean's) and go to all the time, back in that pre-video/dvd/blu-ray age.  Lots more Marilyn of course at label. 

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