#139 - My Week With Marilyn (1)
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There are several important lessons to be learned from the 2011 film My Week With Marilyn. There are issues in the narrative structure of the adapted screenplay, and problems with the direction of the film, helmed by Simon Curtis. Characterisation is patchy, and the dialogue is often distractingly stilted and overwrought. Mostly, however, My Week With Marilyn is a teachable moment for sexism in cinema, because the entire project is steeped in rank misogyny.

First, a little context. The film, My Week With Marilyn, is based on two books by ‘writer and filmmaker’ Colin Clark. Those books are ‘My Week With Marilyn,’ and ‘The Prince, The Show...

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