Wednesday, May 04, 2016

More about that scene

So as we know, Marilyn Monroe was very upset with what Arthur Miller did to her character in "The Misfits."
I guess they thought I was too dumb to explain anything, so I have a fit - a screaming, crazy fit. I mean nuts. And to think Arthur did this to me
I found that scene on Youtube:




If you watch it you'll see that while her character does not get a speech, somebody else does - the guy on the right uses her "fit" to deliver a monologue on how all women are crazy.

Monroe did not like the movie and many of the reviews were disappointing, but the Village Voice gave Monroe a rave:

Is MM playing herself or creating a part? Did Miller and Huston create a character or simply recreate MM? Maybe she is even talking her own thoughts, her own life? Doesn't matter much. There is such a truth in her little details, in her reactions to cruelty, to false manliness, nature, life, death - everything - that is overpowering, that makes her one of the most tragic and contemporary characters of modern cinema, and another contribution to The Woman as a Modern Hero in Search of Love (see "Another Sky," "The Lovers," "Hiroshima, Mon Amour," "The Savage Eye," etc., etc.).


Monroe, unrecognizable as Theda Bara.

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