Producer Harvey Weinstein Raves About Michelle Williams in "My Week with Marilyn!" Check Out My Fun Interview!
Call this "My Five Minutes with Harvey," that's Mr. Harvey Weinstein -- a great producer and a surprisingly good man! I interviewed the guy who changed the way we view independent movies via his Miramax banner (with brother Bob Weinstein) for his entertaining and thought-provoking film, “My Week with Marilyn.”
Based on two books by Colin Clark, “My Week with Marilyn” takes a snapshot of the icon while making the 1957 film, “The Prince and the Showgirl.” The glorious Michelle Williams embodies Marilyn Monroe, Kenneth Branagh stars as Sir Laurence Olivier, and Eddie Redmayne is Colin Clark. The film is told from his perspective, but it’s Williams’ who will receive all the honors for her honest portrayal of Monroe. She’s at once vulnerable and strong, petulant and pleasant. Williams deserves a Best Actress nomination, and yes, perhaps, the Oscar itself! She’s long overdue!
In this interview, we talked about:
*** What made Weinstein interested in producing “My Week with Marilyn?”
*** Michelle Williams’ performance
*** The many sides of Marilyn Monroe – yes, she suffered for her art!
*** Did Michelle do her own singing and dancing?
*** The upcoming Palm Springs International Film Festival where Michelle is being honored, truly deserving!
Here's more info from Weinstein:
Colin Clark met Marilyn Monroe while working as a young assistant on Laurence Olivier's "The Prince and the Showgirl." When Marilyn experienced emotional difficulties during shooting, the 23-year-old third assistant director came to her aid and romance developed. But one week of honesty and fun was not enough to save the doomed star from self-destruction.
Genres: Adaptation, Drama and Art/Foreign
Running Time: 1 hr. 36 min.
Release Date: November 23rd, 2011 (limited)
MPAA Rating: R for for some language.
Distributors: The Weinstein Company
Cast and Credits
Starring: Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Julia Ormond, Dougray Scott, Emma Watson, Judi Dench
Directed by: Simon Curtis (II)
Produced by: David Parfitt, Mark Cooper, Jamie Laurenson
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Congrats to our "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" and "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1" and "Happy Feet Two" Winners!!!
Tyler Dunaway, our "Harry Potter" winner, will receive:
*** BLU-RAY of the film complete with deleted scenes and an endearing interview by Daniel Radcliffe and J.K. Rowling.
*** 1 Quidditch T-shirt
*** 1 ball cap
*** 1 light/keychain from Half Blood Prince
*** 1 Deathly Hallows Part 2 T-shirt
*** 1 ball cap for Deathly Hallows Part 2
*** Privet Drive keychains
*** Mini-Posters Deathly Hallows Part 2
Syahmi Suhaimi, our "Twilight" and "Happy Feet Two" winner will receive:
For "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn: Part 1"
*** TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN MINI-POSTERS
*** TRADING CARDS
*** T-SHIRT FOR BOYS
*** T-SHIRT FOR GIRLS
*** TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN BLACK CANVASS BAG
For "Happy Feet Two"
*** HAPPY FEET TWO T-SHIRT FOR LITTLE BOYS
*** HAPPY FEET TWO T-SHIRT FOR LITTLE GIRLS
*** HAPPY FEET TWO ACTIVITY BOOK
*** HAPPY FEET TWO PUZZLE
*** HAPPY FEET TWO KEYCHAINS
*** HAPPY FEET TWO SOUNDTRACK
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Two big films opening this Thanksgiving weekend, we have "The Muppets" and "Hugo" -- both flicks talk about the yearning to step back into the spotlight! "The Muppets" helped me found my rainbow connection, and "Hugo" is simply dazzling! But I only have one pick of the week, which one? Take a look!
For my written movie review of "Hugo," click here
Sir Ben Kingsley "Hugo" interview, click here
Chloe Grace Moretz "Hugo" interview, click here
Emily Mortimer "Hugo" interview, click here
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It was truly an honor meeting the legendary actor, Sir Ben Kingsley. He won an Oscar in 1982 for portraying the true-life role of “Gandhi,” and now, he’s back to playing a real-life character in “Hugo” as Georges Méliès, the father of narrative filmmaking. Will he bring home Oscar gold again?
("Hugo" Movie Review)
In this interview, we talked about:
*** My shirt featuring Méliès’ “Trip to the Moon” iconic shot of the moon hit in the eye by a rocket ship
*** Why he wanted to work with Scorsese again who he collaborated before in “Shutter Island”
*** The magical world of Méliès
*** No one can make a movie about the history of cinema better than Scorsese can
*** His attraction to the tragic but ultimately redemptive character of Méliès
*** The physicality of his role
*** The lost glory days of Méliès
*** What does he want the audience to takeaway from watching “Hugo”
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