#139 - My Week With Marilyn (2)
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H. Greene seem to be shoehorned in to balance out Marilyn’s own monologue, delivered to Colin alone in an intimate bedroom moment, all about how people only want the showgirl. When Norma Jean (Marilyn’s real name) slips through, “they run away,” she laments. She clings to Colin as a man she feels accepts her for who she really is – which is another narrative choice that makes no sense. The entire film revolves around Colin being starstruck by Marilyn Monroe and gazing at her as though she were a spectacular prize to be won. His is the objectifying male lens through which we see her – both the film character, and the author of the source novels. What this film has Monroe responding to in Colin is his self-serving attentiveness and shallow, manipulative devotion.

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