Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|We Remember Marilyn|
Actors: Trudi Jo Marie Keck, James Bacon, Roy Ward Baker, Jack Benny, Jeanne Carmen
Director: Ted Newsom
Genres: Comedy, Musicals & Performing Arts, Documentary
Now for the first time ever, a pure entertainment show of MARILYN MONROE. You'll see film clips of Marilyn in over twenty-five of her most important films. Watch Norma Jean transform from a cuddly young teenager to the mos... more »
Under average film on a bad quality dvd
firstname.lastname@example.org | the netherlands | 06/10/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"To be clear, I'm talking about the EU version of the dvd but I hear it's just the same as the US, being region free. The film is nice to watch once, a vhs tape will perfectly do. It doesn't add anything new to Marilyn's story, it doesn't present events in a revealing perspective. The footage is ordinary and often very short. It's nice to have/see it as a recap of this woman's life. The Kennedy story is mentioned in about 10 seconds plus the Happy B'day Mr President footage (which is about 20 secs.). The dvd transfer is poor, the colour episodes are phoney but the b/w will do. There's absolutely no extra and if someone still thinks "scene access" is extra, the music cd business should also call the cd-s "enhanced" because they have a 4 page booklet or you can choose the songs you want to listen to. Pleeease!"
A glance back at a legend
Samantha Kelley | 03/06/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This video is an in-depth look at the life and career of Marilyn Monroe. It displays a woman who was used all her life, but found the determination to make it to the top. Filled with Memories of Marilyn, this video proves to almost make your heart break as you remember her. This is a great recollection of Marilyn for avid fans. For non-fans this is a great look at a Hollywood legend; this could change your mind about this star completely. This video is a must-see!"
Better than I thought
email@example.com | 01/02/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I have the DVD and have never seen the video, so I can't compare the two. However, I was impressed with this Marilyn documentary because it provided many details of MM's life and career, including her brief career at Columbia. Marilyn's words (spoken by someone else) were used appropriately throughout so that you got a sense of Marilyn's pain and struggles. The clips of Marilyn's movies were usually the trailers, but that was fine. Film clips were also presented of her news conferences, tv appearance on Ed Murrow's Person to Person show, and Korea appearance--some clips that I had never seen before. Most importantly, Marilyn is presented with sympathy and compassion; still, she was portrayed realistically, not as a Goddess. My only complaint: I wasn't satisfied with the abrupt ending of the documentary; it appeared as if the creators did not want to speculate on MM's mysterious death. Maybe they were right. Speculation on MM's death could provide another documentary! I recommend purchasing this documentary if you are a MM fan. I have seen it many, many times and am still enthralled."
Don't Judge a DVD By Its Cover
Samantha Kelley | USA | 10/19/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One might look at the cover of this DVD and think that it is a cheap look at the legend Marilyn Monroe. The photograph is the famous "Golden Dreams" Playboy nude taken by Tom Kelley, but a black bathing suit has been badly drawn on top. This doctored photo might mislead; We Remember Marilyn is one of the most thorough documentaries available on Monroe.
Monroe's mother's life is described, as well as Monroe's childhood, modeling, romantic relationships, plastic surgery, three marriages, life in films, and personality including her shrewd comments directed at Joan Crawford's criticisms.
This documentary is narrated by John Christopher Hyke and Monroe's words are spoken by the slightly annoyingly childlike voice of Trudi Jo Marie Keck. However, the use of Marilyn's interviews and book My Story, although possibly altered to protect a studio manufactured image, are highly effective and personal. There are also interviews with Jim Dougherty (Monroe's first husband), Jeanne Carmen (Monroe's model friend), and Robert Cornthwaite (fellow actor).
This documentary is filled with archive footage including that from her films and many rare extras. One gets to see Monroe when she was a model, in early commercials, at premieres, award show film, entertaining the troops, in interviews when she was famous, in film taken on the sets of her films, in a video from her announcement of her divorce from Joe DiMaggio, in a video from a hospital visit, and in footage from the president's birthday party.
Overall, this two hour documentary is exceptionally well done and a must have for Marilyn Monroe fans."