Marilyn Monroe filmography
Taking a broad look at her career, this season offers a rare look at several of the early Marilyn Monroe movies, including We're Not Married! (1952), Clash by Night (1952) and Niagara (1953). These films are seldom screened but they offer an insight into the kind of roles that took Monroe from being an obscure model to an internationally famous movie star.
What's on at BFI Southbank
Monroe herself gradually became dissatisfied with her early work and felt that she had allowed herself to become typecast as a comic 'dumb blonde'. In an attempt to take control of her career she took some time out to train at the Actor's Studio, before re-inventing her public image with sophisticated performances in films like Bus Stop (1956) and The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), both being screened in the BFI's Marilyn Monroe season.
The Misfits re-release, London
The films from the second half of her career after this point are by far the most celebrated, and no Monroe retrospective would be complete without a screening of famous Marilyn Monroe films Some Like it Hot (1959) and The Misfits (1961): the latter coinciding with a digitally remastered re-release by BFI.
The season kicks off with a talk by film scholar Lucy Bolton and critic Bonnie Greer on 3 June, aiming to provide a survey of the astonishing range of roles that Monroe had in her short but diverse career.
Season dates at BFI
The BFI Marilyn Monroe season will run until 30 June. Anyone wondering where to watch old movies in London can find a home at the diverse BFI Southbank: book cinema tickets here.
|What||BFI June 2015: The best Marilyn Monroe films|
|Where||BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, Southbank, London, SE1 8XT | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
01 Jun 15 – 30 Jun 15, 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
|Price||£5 - £9.50|
|Website||Click here to book via the BFI website.|