Marilyn Monroe was one of the most famous actresses we have ever seen. Joyce Carol Oates wrote the historical novel Blond to give readers an intimate glimpse into the life of the great screen legend. After getting a chance to watch the upcoming Netflix adaptation, Oates recently praised the finished project for one important detail.
Blond Chronicling how the price of fame led to the blonde bombshell’s short 36-year life. colliders spoke with Blond Author Joyce Carol Oates during the Neuchâtel Intl. Fantastic Film Festival in Switzerland that she saw the Netflix adaptation of her novel and what she liked most about the film.
Capturing the life of Marilyn Monroe on screen can certainly be a challenge considering we’re used to getting to know her from an outsider’s perspective like in My week with Marilyn or through documentaries. Director Andrew Dominik has explains the deeper meaning behind it Blond is intended to show how a childhood drama can shape an adult. Though we see Monroe through the images we’ve already seen, we get an intimate glimpse of how she went from a dozen different foster parents to the masses’ “Most Wanted Woman in the World.”
But Dominik also believes Viewers will be offended by the film for not giving a “cut-and-dry” representation of The darn seventh year actress, and leaving it more ambiguous than the audience would like. This tone seems to fit the film, considering that Joyce Carol Oates interpreted the life of Marilyn Monroe when she wrote the book, and Andrew Dominik portrays that interpretation visually. Only the pop culture icon herself can be the one to talk to about what her life was really like.
One thing that shocked the AFI Award-winning director was the surprise rating of the film from NC-17. In view of the MPAA gave this rating to adults Due to “some sexual content” Dominik is apparently satisfied with the rating of his film. And I don’t blame him, considering “some” sexual content is probably only in parts of the film. Finally, an NC-17 restricts advertising and can limit the audience watching the film. While that rating may seem like an obstacle for the film to garner Oscar attention, it may actually make history in that regard.
Another reason Oates loved Blond was for Ana De Armas recreates Marilyn Monroe’s iconic moments. She applauded the dedication De Armas had to the makeup hours she had to endure to create the Hollywood starlet’s image. Considering that this rising star captivated audiences with her performances no time to die and knife outwe can expect an outstanding performance in bringing the spectacle of Marilyn Monroe to life.
We’ll have the chance to see Andrew Dominik and Ana De Armas giving us a look at Marilyn Monroe that we’ve never seen on yours before Netflix subscription on 09/23