Tag Archives: Comedy

Almodovar Praises Monroe’s Method

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar – who paid homage to Marilyn in his 2009 film, Broken Embraces - has praised her again in a recent interview for the Yorkshire Post, describing MM as one of the few method actors who could play comedy: … Continue reading

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‘Let’s Make Love’ on Best Comedy List

Let’s Make Love may not be one of Marilyn’s most widely popular movies, but it comes first on Mick LaSalle’s (chronological) list of the 100 Best Comedies Since 1960, and it was, after all, the last comedic film that she … Continue reading

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‘Some Like it Hot’ Vs ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’

Over at Film School Rejects, Nathan Adams argues – perhaps bravely, some might say rashly – that Some Like it Hot is overrated. So what in the name of Sugar does Billy Wilder’s classic farce have in common with Ted … Continue reading

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Sugar Takes the Prize

Some Like it Hot comes third in The Guardian‘s Top 25 Comedies, beaten by (ahem) Borat and Annie Hall. Meanwhile in Pittsburgh, film critic Barry Paris, who co-authored Tony Curtis’s first autobiography, celebrates Marilyn’s sizzling screen career ahead of the … Continue reading

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Marilyn and Mae: Great Film Comics

‘Austerlitz notes that his biographical chapters are intended to create a conversation among comedy’s most influential practitioners. Arranged in rough chronological order, the effect is cumulative. Mae West’s brazen sexuality primps the pillow for Marilyn Monroe’s bombshell self-awareness; unlikely bedfellows … Continue reading

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