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magda24
post Aug 22 2008, 01:29 PM
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QUOTE(nicky62 @ Aug 22 2008, 02:23 PM) *
IMO I think that if you take away Marilyn from LML and TNBLSB they are just plain boring movies I like Marilyn as Vicki and as Amanda but dont like the characters with her LML would have been a different film if Rock Hudson wouldve accepted working with her in it but he was working on another film and wasnt available . In TNBLSB she is cute and the costumes are great especially her songs . a man chases a girl is one of my faves and Lazy , in LML I like the way she sings Specialization and My heart belongs to daddy


I agree Nicky, her voice and singing in LML is perfect.I know a jazz standard "My heart belongs to daddy" but even sung by such great divas like Ella Fitzgerald it has less power and appeal than sung by our girl ( if I may call her that). But I'm afraid her dress in Specialisation wasn't flattering.....
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post Aug 22 2008, 03:56 PM
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QUOTE(magda24 @ Aug 22 2008, 02:29 PM) *
I know a jazz standard "My heart belongs to daddy" but even sung by such great divas like Ella Fitzgerald it has less power and appeal than sung by our girl ( if I may call her that). But I'm afraid her dress in Specialisation wasn't flattering.....

I concur with both points. In fact, her dress for the song LML was also unflattering. Actually, I don't like that song or performance at all. At least the performance of Specialization was enjoyable, fun, steady.
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post Aug 31 2008, 12:12 PM
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This is one of my avorite Marilyn Monroe movies (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) When I saw it for the first time I didn't like it...It seed too slow, and "silly", but since then I watched it for a milion times, and every time I like it more (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile1.gif) Yes there are many "mistakes" in this movie (lack of chemistry beetwen Marilyn and leading man, her "fatness')  but it is still very enjoyable (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile1.gif)  



I sadi fatness... hmmmm, don't get me wrng but she was not thin in that movie as she was in past films, but I think that she never was sexyer ... I don't know why, but she looks realy femmine in this film (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile1.gif) I realy like her (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) Today there is no star that god get a little weight and look so wonderful like her (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink3.gif)  

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post Sep 20 2008, 08:51 PM
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I said I'd watch it again and I did. LML is OK but not great IMO, wish I enjoyed it more. I like some of the music and the idea behind the story, but thought there should have been a funnier script - and it would have worked better if Marilyn and Yves had more chemistry onscreen. If only Marilyn had got better material to work with, it could have been a great movie and not just a so-so one.

Compared to TNBLSB and RONR - I think her acting is best in LML and the music is best in RONR, so RONR is my marginal favourite of the three. TLBLSB I have never liked much.
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post Sep 22 2008, 05:44 PM
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QUOTE(Tara @ Sep 20 2008, 09:51 PM) *
Compared to TNBLSB and RONR - I think her acting is best in LML and the music is best in RONR.

Yeah I agree. But I must say, the 'Daddy' number still stands aloft outshining any of the (faultless) RONR songs and performances.
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post Oct 3 2008, 07:28 PM
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It's one of my favourite Marilyn Monroe movies.. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/jumpymm.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/jumpymm.gif)
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post Oct 14 2008, 04:36 AM
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post Oct 14 2008, 08:18 AM
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Imo I think the problem with lml is Montand, he doesnt seem to have any depth and keeps the same vacant look on his face, hes supposed to be desperately in love with Marilyn in the film but he doesnt really show it in his face (if you know what I mean!) Its a same there wasnt another leading man.
As for Marilyn I loved her in this film, I love all her songs and I love the part where she skips from rehersal, I think its a less favorite among Marilyn fans mostly because of her co-stars after all its nothing compared to gpb with jane russell, htmam with bacall and grable, slih with lemmon and curtis, tsyi with ewell etc etc.
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post Oct 19 2008, 08:43 PM
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I was wondering something about 'My Heart Belongs to Daddy' today. I just wanted to clarify: the 'Daddy' referred to in the song is a Gus Esmond type of 'daddy' rather than a girl's father, right? It's utterly unimportant but I've never been sure.

Thanks in advance (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blush.gif)

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post Oct 19 2008, 08:48 PM
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I think its one of those songs you can take either way. At least I hope it is because my four year old daughter was prancing about a playground, swinging about poles and singing that very song the other week.
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post Oct 19 2008, 09:54 PM
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"My name is........Lolita" That tells you exactly what's its about. Remember the whole premise of the story in Let's Make Love is that the theatre group is making fun of well known people of the time. Maria Callas, Elvis Presley, and Vladimire Nabokov the author of Lolita_the story of a romance between a very older man and a very young girl in her late teens. It was published in 1955 and was considered very lascivious and amost pornographic. In the song though, instead of seeing it as a young girl being molested and taken advantage of by an old man, she gets the upper hand and is taking advantage of him. And Marilyn sang it beautifully.
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"My name is........Lolita" That tells you exactly what's its about. Remember the whole premise of the story in Let's Make Love is that the theatre group is making fun of well known people of the time. Maria Callas, Elvis Presley, and Vladimire Nabokov the author of Lolita_the story of a romance between a very older man and a very young girl in her late teens. It was published in 1955 and was considered very lascivious and amost pornographic. In the song though, instead of seeing it as a young girl being molested and taken advantage of by an old man, she gets the upper hand and is taking advantage of him. And Marilyn sang it beautifully.
And Bobby, yes, it is DADDY as in SUGAR DADDY not father daddy. That's how Marilyn is able to turn the tables in the song. She's in control because SHE knows she means Sugar Daddy.

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Oh dear... My little girl thinks she was singing to her daddy that she didnt want to be bad!?!?! (lets leave her with the illusion for now)
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post Oct 20 2008, 05:01 PM
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Yeah, let's! Probably for the best (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blush.gif)

Thanks for confirming it Tony, that's what I thought. As Caroline says, I suppose in theory you can take it either way and there's no harm done.
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post Oct 21 2008, 08:18 AM
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That song was written by a man. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile1.gif) It was voted as the "gayest" song ever on a Finnish website Life in gay Finland. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/clapping.gif)

Completely useless information, but oh well! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

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post Oct 27 2008, 02:07 PM
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QUOTE(Tiina @ Oct 21 2008, 09:18 AM) *
That song was written by a man. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile1.gif) It was voted as the "gayest" song ever on a Finnish website Life in gay Finland. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/clapping.gif)

Completely useless information, but oh well! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)


LOL, I actually think the song is quite funny especially the dancers (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile1.gif) But I like it, its got a quirky upbeat feeling about it (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile1.gif)
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post Jan 10 2009, 01:02 PM
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I watched this yesterday. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would - much preferring it to RONR and TNBLSB like I think Magda and Bobby said. I think the plot is very silly but I like the songs well enough and I don't mind Montand. Marilyn doesn't have much to do I guess but what she did she did well and I don't think she looked bad here. I love her haircut, I think it makes her look like a doll.

Ziggy said LML has "no life". I agree with this, the lack of that something most Marilyn movies have is what got me most. Maybe it is down to the gloominess of it - as Colby said, it's dark and as others have said her outfits aren't spectacular.

It's interesting that Alex says maybe it should've had Rock Hudson cos I kept thinking this reminds me of a Doris Day movie - it had Tony Randall, it had a guy pretending to be someone else instead of the playboy he is and the title music sounds sort of Doris Day-like... I can't really explain what I mean here. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

Sorry for quoting you all but I just read through the thread.

Lastly, "I loved her hair, especially when it falls down over her eyes at one point in 'Daddy', so adorable" - I was gonna say that too!

Oh yeah, and I LOVED "My Heart Belongs to Daddy", I've got it on CD but it was much better with the performance as well... It was the highlight of the film IMO.

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post Jan 11 2009, 12:56 PM
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I totally agree that the 'Daddy' number is certainly the highlight of the film. In fact, I think I agree with all your opinions there (especially about Marilyn's hair). Thanks for sharing your thoughts after watching for the first time (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumbup1.gif)

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post Jan 13 2009, 04:55 AM
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Dead-on review, Angela. And I totally agree: as empty as LML is, I like it a hell of a lot better than TNBLSB!

ps: I am going to sue you for quoting me without consent (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink3.gif) !
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Hahahahahah! Well it sounds sort of weird writing it like that and not explaining why, so. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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I remember my first view of LML and I loved this movie from first 5 minutes. It's one of my favorite, I find it interesting, funny, a bit romantic, Marilyn played great and her character -Amanda- is so lovely, Yves is beautiful. Well, I love this movie and always recommend it to Marilyn's fan who have never seen it before and read bad reviews, this movie is very nice!!!
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