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Marilyn: Something's Got to Give (1990)

An account of Marilyn Monroe's last days as she worked on the uncompleted film, "Something's Got to Give", told through interviews with her co-workers.

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An account of Marilyn Monroe's last days as she worked on the uncompleted film, "Something's Got to Give", told through interviews with her co-workers.

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a couple of touching scenes
24 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

Judging from the footage in this documentary ´Something´s got to give´ would certainly not have been a step forward for Marilyn: a silly comedy which would have taken her right back to her early days. During the late fifties Marilyn had proven to be a very fine actress, able of playing high standard comedy (Some like it hot, The prince and the showgirl) as well as dramatic parts (Bus stop). Then her personal life got in the way of her film career. While 20th Century Fox gave Elizabeth Taylor the star treatment and the budget that goes with it (for portraying Cleopatra), Marilyn got stuck with this stinker. She got fired during the shoot and died just before the studio rehired her to finish the job. Though this documentary shows a couple of touching scenes (f.i. Marilyn´s character meeting her children for the first time in years - this was to be the first time Marilyn played a mother), I think ´The Misfits´ is a much more suitable swansong for this beautiful child (as Truman Capote once called her).


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