Monthly Archives: November 2011

My Week with Marilyn – like bathing in a bath of champagne bubbles

In 1956, Marilyn Monroe spent a week in Britain filming The Prince and the Showgirl opposite Laurence Olivier, who was also the film’s director. During that week, Marilyn, newly wed to playwright Arthur Miller, was looked after by the director’s … Continue reading

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The Ides of March

It may have been two thousand years or so since Caesar met his fate at the foot of the statue of his rival, Pompey the Great, stabbed 23 times by his fellow senators, but the attraction and danger of politics … Continue reading

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The Help

I had my doubts about The Help. While the promise of a lovingly executed reconstruction of the 1960s in the deep south of the USA most definitely appealed to me, the concept of white women questioning their black maids about … Continue reading

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In Time – well worth some of yours

After a couple of weeks in which I’ve not been able to make it to the cinema due to an excessive number of aches and pains, it was a pleasure to make it tonight to see a film that had … Continue reading

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