Director and screenwriter Andrew Dominik's image-fuelled adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates's novel "Blonde" is now available on Netflix. Film critic Lisa Nesselson tells us why what the director has called "an emotional nightmare fairy tale" is a powerful immersion into the circumstances of Marilyn Monroe, a performer who was anything but a so-called dumb blonde.
A new film about the Hollywood icon shows how Monroe was ahead of her time politically. It also highlights the personal tragedies that drove her to an early grave. 'Blonde' premieres on Netflix on September 28.
From a film on abortion rights to a biopic about Marilyn Monroe, there's plenty in store at this year's Deauville American Film Festival. The mistress of ceremonies, FRANCE 24's very own Genie Godula, speaks to Eve Jackson at the Normandy beach town about what to look out for during this annual celebration of US cinema.
8 May 2022
Sixty years after her premature death, Marilyn Monroe, the screen siren with a wiggle in her walk, still fascinates audiences. We check out a new documentary charting the life and times of the blonde bombshell, as famous for serenading then-US President John F. Kennedy as she was for her comic turns on screen.