Why I Love… #129: Niagara

Year: 1953 Director: Henry Hathaway Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Joseph Cotten, Jean Peters Marilyn Monroe's screen presence and charisma are undeniable, it's been reiterated ad nauseam for decades. These qualities made her a star, but they didn't grant her a free pass when it came to dramatic roles. Monroe wasn't a great actor, and the tales … Continue reading Why I Love… #129: Niagara

Why I Love… #90: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Year: 1953 Director: Howard Hawks Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell, Charles Coburn   As 2017 turns into 2018, why would fondly remembering a movie as wildly outdated as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes prove worthwhile? Perhaps because cinema history is exactly that; a history. Art is always a product of its time and thus Gentlemen Prefer Blondes should be … Continue reading Why I Love… #90: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Why I Love… #33: The Misfits

Year: 1961 Director: John Huston Stars: Marilyn Monroe (Roslyn Taber), Clark Gable (Gay Langland), Montgomery Clift (Perce Howland), Thelma Ritter (Isabelle Steers), Eli Wallach (Guido) Genre: Drama There is so much lore surrounding this movie that it’s a daunting prospect to sift through. The final silver screen outing for two legends within their own lifetimes, … Continue reading Why I Love… #33: The Misfits