Blonde (2001 film)

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Blonde
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Genrebiographical/drama
Written byJoyce Carol Oates
Joyce Eliason
Directed byJoyce Chopra
StarringPoppy Montgomery
Patricia Richardson
Patrick Dempsey
Jensen Ackles
Kirstie Alley
Ann-Margret
Theme music composerPatrick Williams
Country of originUnited States
Production
Running time240 minutes
Release
Original networkCBS
Original releaseMay 13, 2001 (2001-05-13)

Blonde is a 2001 American made-for-television biographical film on the life of Marilyn Monroe, with Australian actress Poppy Montgomery in the lead role. The film was adapted from Joyce Carol Oates's 2000 Pulitzer Prize finalist novel of the same name.

Premise[edit]

A fictional biography of Marilyn Monroe mixed with a series of real events in her life. With glimpses into her childhood years, teenaged marriage to first husband James Dougherty, meeting with photographer Otto Ose, career with 20th Century Fox, relationship with her mother, her foster parents, Charles Chaplin Jr. (Cass), Edward G. Robinson Jr. (Eddie G), and her marriages to baseball player Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller.

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Reception[edit]

Steven Oxman of Variety considered that Blonde's approach as a work of fiction instead of a "based on true events" retelling allowed creators "to be far more imaginative in their suppositions about the characters' private thoughts" than similar works.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxman, Steven (May 8, 2001). "Blonde". Variety. Archived from the original on April 19, 2012. Retrieved December 19, 2019.

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