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Marilyn Times Five (1973)

 |  Short  |  1973 (USA)
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A commentary on the destructive expectations of females in a male dominated society, Marilyn Times Five was made from an old stag film called "The Apple-Knockers, and the Coke"(1948) these ... See full summary »

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A commentary on the destructive expectations of females in a male dominated society, Marilyn Times Five was made from an old stag film called "The Apple-Knockers, and the Coke"(1948) these sections of the film were set to Marilyn Monroe's song "I'm Through With Love". The film depicts a Marilyn Monroe look-a-like slowly taking her clothes off for the camera (the viewer). The woman's actions are looped several times which gives the audience a sensation of exhaustion. That exhaustion keeps building until the very end where the woman is shown crumpled on the floor in an awkward position, which makes it appear as if she is lifeless. Written by Luke Safely

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Wasn't sure what to think of it
1 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this in a film class yesterday and really didn't know what to think of it. Somehow it managed to be intriguing to me, so I decided to look it up on this site just for the hell of it. Since nobody else has commented on it, I figured I would make the first (and probably only) comment.

Basically, this very avant-garde consists of very repetitive footage of Marilyn Monroe from a stag film she made before she was famous set to what seems to be a continuous loop of the song "I'm Through with Love" from "Some Like it Hot." That's pretty much it. No plot, no dialog, just brief glimpses of a nearly-naked Marilyn Monroe (I say "brief glimpses" because the screen is, more often than not, black) and a song that is repeated so many times it's guaranteed to drive anyone completely insane. In a way, it's almost an anti-porn film; Marilyn Monroe is still considered to be one of the most beautiful and sexy women in the history of Hollywood, so I would imagine a lot of guys would've loved to see her naked. Needless to say, that's exactly what we get here, yet it's's presented in a fashion that is so mind-numbingly repetitive and devoid of all other content that after awhile I just wanted it to end. As sexy as Monroe was, this movie ceases to be sexy before too long, and I think that's what is supposed to happen.

This is indeed a very strange and almost maddening film, but I can definitely see what the filmmaker was trying to do.


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