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My Week with Marilyn (2011)

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Colin Clark, an employee of Sir Laurence Olivier's, documents the tense interaction between Olivier and Marilyn Monroe during the production of The Prince and the Showgirl (1957).

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Sir Laurence Olivier is making a movie in London. Young Colin Clark, an eager film student, wants to be involved and he navigates himself a job on the set. When film star Marilyn Monroe arrives for the start of shooting, all of London is excited to see the blonde bombshell, while Olivier is struggling to meet her many demands and acting ineptness, and Colin is intrigued by her. Colin's intrigue is met when Marilyn invites him into her inner world where she struggles with her fame, her beauty and her desire to be a great actress. Written by napierslogs

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23 December 2011 (USA)  »

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Mi semana con Marilyn  »

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£6,400,000 (estimated)

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$1,750,507 (USA) (18 November 2011)

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$14,597,405 (USA) (30 March 2012)
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Trivia

When Colin first drives onto the Pinewood lot, we see an actor coming out of a soundstage and acting silly. He's very likely intended to be Norman Wisdom, who was indeed shooting films at Pinewood during that time. See more »

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In the sign on the Dog & Duck, the word "accommodation" is incorrectly spelled. See more »

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Title Card: In 1956, at the height of her career, Marilyn Monroe went to England to make a film with Sir Laurence Olivier. While there she met a young man named Colin Clark, who wrote a diary about the making of the film. This is their true story.
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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.95 (2012) See more »

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based on a true story? i don't think so..
30 December 2011 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

My problem with this movie is not so much the acting, it's the story.

I've read the book, and halfway through i could not help thinking, this sounds to good to be true. The skinny dipping + sleeping with Marilyn + the way she needed advise from a 23 year old boy saying things like: Ooh Colin please tell me what should i do. etc...

It reminded my of a similar fantasy book written by a one time maid of Marilyn: Lena Pepitone and of story's told by Marilyn's neighbor Jeanne Carmen.

Unimportant people in Marilyn's life claim to have been Marilyn's confidant and best friend and decide to share these fabulous memories with the rest of the world years after all key witnesses are no longer alive.

It's a shame that serious talent, money and time was wasted to create a movie based on a shameless exploitative book like "my week with Marilyn".


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