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Making the Misfits Reviews

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August 31, 2010
A reasonably diligent telling of "The Misfits" backstory. And, at half-a-century out, this is surely the best telling we're ever going to get.

Scriptwriter Arthur Miller is the primary tour-guide, although anyone and everyone else who is still around to remember anything at all also makes an appearance.

"The Misfits" backstory is fascinating, but the viewer has to be patient and alert in order to pluck the best little bits of it out of this hour of talking heads.

While waiting, the viewer is treated to a can-ful of visually entertaining behind-the-scenes footage and stills. Such is available due to the Magnum Photographic Cooperative, which sensed history being made in the film and so negotiated full rights to the photography of the making of the film. (Magnum's lead photographer for the project, Inge Morath, married scriptwriter Arthur Miller after he divorced Marilyn.)

One would have hoped for more of the direct telling of the salient backstory facts - and less of the wistful chit-chat. Still, knowledge of "The Misfits" backstory vastly improves the viewing experience of the film itself, hence this documentary is still worthy viewing.
April 11, 2008
Marilyn Monroe is exactly everything that I despise in celebrities and the opposite sex. Her life was always about being noticed for her body, and she would do anything to be noticed and to be rich. She is most famous for having an affair with who I deem to be the worst president ever, JFK. She also has an annoying voice and could not act for crap. As far as her movies go, you can count me out, for I would rather spend a day listening to Whoopi attempt to sound intelligent.
January 19, 2008
Brilliant! Hadn't actually seen the Misfits and this impressed me so much that did.
September 28, 2007
September 20, 2007
Actually I saw the movie version, and I was not that impressed. It was just a very depressing film, but after reading about it at the PBS site, I grew curious about this documentary version.
½ May 30, 2007
excellent documentary
March 25, 2007
i seen this movie but never finsihed it...gable was great in this film....nice..classic
March 20, 2007
Loved it... Love her
½ March 12, 2007
Good, very psychological.
½ March 8, 2007
Complicated film. Great acting from Gable, Monroe wasted in this.. Actually her lateness on the set ultimately cost Gable his life. He fell for Marolyn and didn't want her to be in trouble so he single handedly entertained everyone while she was late... Caused a great strain on his heart.

Vale a nice guy and a Superstar of the Silver Screen..
December 2, 2006
Really great, I like Marilyn and Clark very much, so it's great for me to watch it! Nice story too
September 29, 2006
I'm sure there are people interested in this type of thing, I am not one of those people.
½ August 4, 2006
ohh yaa i seed so cool maybe nobody love her but me i love
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