Plus, take a look at our Marilyn Monroe photos in our gallery of the blonde bombshell. Colin Clark, whose memoirs form the basis of the film 'My Week with Marilyn', There proved to be three in this marriage: Marilyn, Larry and The Method. she was in – and constant pauses for motivational advice, Kenneth Branagh as. 'My Week With Marilyn': Does Michelle Williams Get Marilyn Monroe Right? Based on two autobiographical books by writer-director Colin Clark, the film chronicles the author's time spent Roger Ebert's Writing Advice The Christian musician says she is unsure about the morality of LGBT relationships. Laurence Olivier's on-set relationship with Marilyn Monroe in My Week With Marilyn. Monroe (played by Michelle Williams) and Colin Clark (Eddie Redmayne), “He said, 'I mustn't give you specific advice, you've got to do these things.
Paula kept up a stream of compliments to maintain her fragile, anxious, pill-popping charge but she also undermined Olivier with her whispered method-acting instructions: THE week in question began on September 11three weeks into the filming.
Things were not going well. Olivier was distraught at his inability to communicate with Monroe and anxious about the outcome of the film and the effect it might have on his career. Exasperated by her behaviour and apparent refusal to perform the way he wished, Olivier pushed Clark further into trying to talk her round and keep an eye on her small but irritating retinue.
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One night Clark was required to go back to the house where Monroe was staying to per- suade two Portuguese domestic servants hired for the duration of filming, who werethreatening to leave, to stay on. After he had done so he had a nightcap or two several glasses of whisky with the bodyguard. Suddenly over- whelmed by a desire to use the facilities he stumbled around the huge, unfamiliar house in the dark and almost tripped over the star who was sitting in the corridor outside her bedroom, wrapped in a coverlet, seemingly in some distress.
Arthur Miller had gone off to Paris at short notice and she attempted to get him on her side. If there was anything more intimate in the air, Clark was unable to see it, however much he fantasised about it.
My Week With Marilyn by Colin Clark
Having had a conversation while she ate a chicken salad she was summoned to the phone and abandoned him. The next day she was not due on set. Or so he thought. Imagine his surprise when the rug on the back seat of the ex-police Wolseley erupted and MM popped her blonde head up.
She hadpersuaded roger to take them all for a picnic and a look around the country. In a tea shop on the High Street Monroe ate egg and cress sandwiches then they went for a swim in the icy Thames. Clark was agreeably astonished when Monroe swam up to him and kissed him full on the lips.
It was obvious that she was wearing nothing above the waist. Shall we do it again? Painfully aware of the effect this had had on him Clark made hisexcuses and left the water. Uncer- tain whether Monroe was using him to ward off boredom and the anxieties of the set Clark was nonethe- less happy to become her confidant.
But it was a dangerous game.
My Week With Marilyn
The diary entry for September 17 reflects the tipping point. MM was locked in her room and no one could rouse her, although at some time she had asked for Clark. When he arrived she was no longer answering and everyone was worried that she had overdosed. At this point in time she was married to playwright Arthur Miller. This book did not portray Arthur as a very kind fellow, more of an egotistical self-centered jerk.
Colin felt sorry for Marilyn in most of the book; he stated numerous times that the people surrounding her were so terrible for her and this I completely agree with and I believe they were a great contribute to her demise. The Strasbergs, Milton Greene, and Hedda were the people that were her team.
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Lee and Paula Strasberg were her acting coaches on this film although Paula was the only one present; Lee was always contacted by phone when big problems arose. Milton Greene was her partner in Marilyn Monroe Productions and the man who got her out of her wretched contract with 20th Century Fox; he was in charge of getting her to the studio each day, which proved to be a great burden considering she was always late.
Hedda was a secretary and really no help at all considering she was drunk most of the time. He said she was just so hypnotizing no one could stay away from her. In the end the film turned out to be torture for everyone. I really enjoyed reading the first half of this book, the way he told his story of his week with her was wonderful, even though I do believe it was only a few days that they interacted and not a full week. However once I got halfway through the diary entries I lost a lot of interest, it seemed he was writing the same thing over and over again.