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Love, Marilyn [DVD]

Liz Garbus    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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  • Directors: Liz Garbus
  • Producers: Liz Garbus, Stanley F. Buchthal, Amy Hobby
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 28 Oct 2013
  • Run Time: 107 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,325 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Product Description

Marilyn Monroe invented her public persona at the expense of concealing a private side known only to her close confidants. Fifty years after her death, her creation still blazes brightly in our cultural imagination, while the creator continues to lurk in the shadows. Drawing on never-before-seen personal papers, diaries and letters, Academy-award nominated director Liz Garbus worked with acclaimed actresses to evoke the multiple aspects of the real Marilyn - passion, ambition, soul-searching, power and fear – in an absorbing and astonishing portrait. These documents, brought to life in this film by some of our contemporary icons and stars, give us a new and revelatory understanding of Monroe, revealing her carefully guarded inner life. Love, Marilyn features Elizabeth Banks, Ellen Burstyn, Glenn Close, Viola Davis, Jennifer Ehle, Lindsay Lohan, Lili Taylor, Uma Thurman, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood. Rounding out this portrait, Adrien Brody, Hope Davis, Ben Foster, Paul Giamatti, Janet McTeer, Oliver Platt and David Strathairn bring to life the writings of Billy Wilder, Natasha Lytess, Truman Capote, Gloria Steinem and Norman Mailer, completing the image of this very flesh-and-blood young woman in thrall to ambition, imagination, demons, and fear who, over time, came to embrace life, friendship, and the possibility of her future.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really worth watching 5 July 2013
By Greg
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Great really worth watching for any Marilyn Monroe Admirers ar anyone wanting to learn about her. Real quotes from notes she made thought her life time some times funny sometimes very sad. Really good clips of Marilyn through out as well. Definately a must see for anyone studying Marilyn.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A tribute to a wonderful person 17 Jan 2014
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I felt this film was an extremely thorough "labour of love" which is an affectionate tribute to the whole person behind the 'Star' image. I've read many books about Marilyn and I was pleased to learn even more things about her and her relationships. For example, I wasn't aware that Joe DiMaggio went on holiday with her many years after their divorce (when she was in need of a real friend, someone who wasn't going to use her) and for me, it was touching to see the footage of them on the beach. I knew that he sent roses to the cemetery every week but to see what a good friend he was to her whilst she was alive was quite special for me.
I would have given this 5 stars but I did feel that most of the male actors "over-acted" their lines hence the 4 stars. The actresses were wonderful but they did have Marilyn's words to say!
Definitely for the fan and I am very happy to recommend this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and insightful 13 Mar 2014
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This collaboration of numerous actors such as Jennifer Ehle, Ben Foster, Jeremy Piven, and even Lindsey Lohan, do a brilliant job of relaying letters to and from Marilyn Monroe during her time as a movie star, complete with unseen footage and photos. This movie captures the other side of Marilyn that many are unfamiliar with such as her marital problems, her psych ward visit, and her behind the scenes daily life of horseback riding, fencing, and lifting weights. A true gem for anyone interested in her.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love, love, love .... 1 Dec 2013
By pino
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the first lady of the silver screen in the spotlight on this beautiful astonishing documentary.
A look at the generations of actors yesterday aujourd'huin that make it the biggest myth of all time.
Marilyn will remain forever and ever shining star of cinema and our memories.
We love you Marilyn
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great reflection of Marilyn's life 1 Jan 2014
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I bought this for my daughter and she loved it. She said that other actresses portray elements of the film but that it gave a great insight into who she really was. Good pressie for a fan
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning 23 Nov 2013
By Fifi
Lovely film, told for the most part in Marilyn's own words. The world's most famous dizzy blonde was sensitive, intelligent and poetic. Great insight into the mind of a wonderful artist.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars addictive 21 Dec 2013
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Love anythng about Marilyn so obviously loved this. Bits and bobs of information I didn't know which was a surprise so thoroughly enjoyed it. Such a sad life but gave so much pleasure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY 10 Dec 2013
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I just love anything to do with Marilyn Monroe, especially when it includes unseen footage or photos that I have not seen.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly executed and a tad Embarrassing for all concerned
Love Marilyn is the Worst.Cheesiest piece of Rubbish brought out about Marilyn so far.The idea of taking personal letters and using them to perhaps show a side to Her we didn't... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Mrs. D. Moncrieff
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Best I have seen
Published 14 days ago by Lord Of Overhall
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My daughter loves her so good
Published 1 month ago by amanda himsworth
5.0 out of 5 stars More than Marilyn
Just superb. A startlingly daring way to portray the workings of Marilyn's mind.
Published 2 months ago by Foxfurie
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant.
A sensitive intelligent human being she was, surrounded by male egos who wanted to control. Still goes on. Beautiful film
Published 2 months ago by jenny beames
5.0 out of 5 stars great
This dvd is about marilyns passion to be the best she could as an actress and there are some great clips of her aswell a must for any mm fan
Published 4 months ago by christine
2.0 out of 5 stars -----------------------------------------------------------------------...
gave up watching after continuous breaks in streaming, this the first time i logged on to love film for a month, shouldn't have bothered
Published 5 months ago by polecat
4.0 out of 5 stars Wecomed Gift
Love, Marilyn (DVD) was purchased as a gift for a long time MM fan. I have not viewed this film, but recipient "Loves It"
Published 7 months ago by Film Freak
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, Marilyn
Brilliantly put together, unlike any documentory I have ever seen before! There are some amazing rare film clips, and most of it is spoken through Marilyn's words by various... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Tippi
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