Earlier this week, Blue Bayou made quite a splash at the Cannes Film Festival, with many critics predicting that it might not only be a contender for the Palme d’Or but also an Oscar contender as well.
We’ll find out about the Palme d’Or tomorrow. For now, though, check out the trailer!
For the record, from what I understand, Arthur Miller did not treat Marilyn Monroe very well when they were married. And, while The Crucible and Deathofa Salesman are both very good plays, a lot of his work was too didactic and heavy-handed to survive the test of time. (Even Death of a Salesman occasionally feels like it’s on the verge of turning into a parody of Clifford Odets.) Marilyn always felt like she had to struggle to live up to Miller’s intellectual reputation. Joe DiMaggio loves Marilyn though, in the end, he may have been too conventional in his outlook and lifestyle for her.
I don’t think Marilyn Monroe was murdered, though there are definitely some unanswered questions surrounding her death. I think she did kill herself and I think that the the way she was treated by the Kennedys was a contributing factor. I imagine that was can all agree that Marilyn deserved to live a happier life than she did.