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Saturday, July 23, 2016

மை வீக் வித் மரிலின் (My Week with Marilyn) - பிரிட்டிஷ் திரைப்படம்

2011ஆம் ஆண்டில் திரைக்கு வந்த பிரிட்டிஷ் திரைப்படம். 'My Week with Marilyn.' 101 நிமிடங்கள். ஓடக் கூடிய இந்தத் திரைப்படத்தை இயக்கியவர் Simon Curtis.
உலக புகழ் பெற்ற திரைப்பட நடிகை மரிலின் மன்றோவை மையமாக வைத்து உருவாக்கப்பட்ட அருமையான திரைப்படம் இது. Colin Clark என்பவர் எழுதிய 'The Prince, The Showgirl and Me' என்ற நூலையும் 'My Week with Marilyn' என்ற நூலையும் அடிப்படையாக வைத்து இப்படத்திற்கான திரைக்கதையை மிகச் சிறப்பாக உருவாக்கியவர் Adrian Hodges.
படத்திற்கு மிகப் பெரிய ப்ளஸ் பாயிண்டாக அமைந்தது Ben Smithardஇன் ஒளிப்பதிவு.
மரிலின் மன்றோவாக படத்தில் உயிர்ப்புடன் வாழ்ந்து, நம்மை நூறு சதவிகிதம் ஆச்சரியத்தில் மூழ்கடித்தவர் Michelle Williams.
படம் முற்றிலும் முடிவடைந்தவுடன், முதல் முறையாக Newyork Film Festival இல் திரையிடப்பட்டது. அதற்குப் பிறகு Mill Valley Film Festivalஇல் திரையிடப்பட்டது.
அருமையான நடிப்பிற்காக Michelle Williamsக்கு Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture என்ற பிரிவில் விருது வழங்கப்பட்டது. ஆஸ்கார் விருதுக்காகவும் (Academy Awards), British Academy Film Awardsக்காகவும் சிறந்த நடிகைக்கான விருதுக்காக Michelle Williamsஇன் பெயர் சிபாரிசு செய்யப்பட்டது.

The year 1956 was a pivotal one in British history, politically and culturally. The Suez crisis rocked the nation's standing in the world, and Anthony Eden's authority as prime minister began unravelling. Rock'n'roll established its grip on the pop charts, while in the theatre, John Osborne's Look Back in Anger premiered at the Royal Court, effectively sweeping away generations of genteel, escapist British plays.
'It was the last of please and thank-yous, collars and ties, and bobbies on the beat,' says Kenneth Branagh, whose new film bears witness to this clash of generations and cultures. 'After this, haircuts were longer, there was rock'n'roll and all the sex involved with it. Politeness, manners, formality, dress codes – all those things were being swept away.'
Against this backdrop, Colin Clark, a young man of 23, talked himself into a lowly job with Laurence Olivier's film production company. Clark was hired as third assistant director (read 'gofer') on the film The Prince and the Showgirl, shot at Pinewood Studios and starring Olivier, leading light of the conservative British acting establishment, and Marilyn Monroe, then the hottest star in Hollywood.
They had separate agendas: Olivier wanted Monroe's formidable glamour to rub off on him and rekindle his career in films, while she hoped working with the multiple award- winning actor and director would bring her the respect that she craved. As individuals, Olivier, then 49, and Monroe, 30, were chalk and cheese: he the rigorous, disciplined knight of the realm with impeccable manners; she a mercurial refugee from Hollywood, prone to mood swings, infuriatingly late on set, continually fluffing her lines, and troubled by pills, booze and a new marriage (to the eminent playwright Arthur Miller) that was already looking shaky.
Clark had the presence of mind to write a diary about his experiences on the film, and chronicle this clash of egos and cultures. Clark, who went on to make more than 100 arts documentaries and who died in 2002, published his diaries, The Prince, the Showgirl and Me, to great acclaim in 1995. He wrote about that fateful period with a delicious, gossipy wit (Clark was the younger brother of another renowned diarist, the late Alan Clark MP – bon vivant and flamboyant womaniser). He offered a vivid account of the problems each day on the set seemed to bring, and is at his best on the prickly relationship between Monroe and Olivier (to whom he refers in shorthand as MM and SLO). 'MM doesn't really forget her lines,' he wrote. 'It is more as if she had never quite learnt them – as if they are pinned to her mental noticeboard so loosely that the slightest puff of wind will send them floating to the floor.'