Why do so many people still care about Marilyn Monroe? Why is she so much bigger than other actresses of the time, or other eras’ biggest sex symbols? I never considered these questions until I incidentally watched her on screen. I … Continue reading
Posted in Is This Someone?
Tagged All About Eve, Billy Wilder, Don't Bother to Knock, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, Marilyn Monroe, River of No Return, Some Like It Hot, The Asphalt Jungle, The Seven Year Itch, There's No Business Like Show Business
According to its most influential and lasting films, Hollywood in 1950 struggled with its past and found part of its future. Sunset Boulevard and All About Eve inspect old theatricality and stars. I can’t tell if they were trying to redeem … Continue reading
Posted in Yearly Notables
Tagged 1950, Akira Kurosawa, All About Eve, Billy Wilder, Kon-Tiki, Marilyn Monroe, Marlon Brando, Rashomon, Sunset Boulevard, The Asphalt Jungle, The Men