Norma Jean and Marilyn

Norma Jean and Marilyn

Director: Tim Fywell Cast: Ashley Judd, Mira Sorvino, John Apicella

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Overview

Originally made for cable television, this imaginative biopic chronicles the life of Marilyn Monroe (Mira Sorvino), including the years before she changed her name from Norma Jean Baker (Ashley Judd) and was transformed into the screen persona that made her a legendary sex symbol. The movie employs unconventional, dream-like storytelling techniques in which Marilyn and her former self, Norma Jean, frequently appear in scenes together, with Norma Jean often taunting Marilyn for not living up to her earlier aspirations. Many facets of Monroe's life are examined, including her childhood and adolescence when Norma Jean had to live with foster families because of her mother's psychological problems. In addition to referencing Monroe's work on such films as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), The Seven Year Itch (1955), and Some Like It Hot (1959), the movie explores her marriages to baseball great Joe DiMaggio (Peter Dobson) and famous playwright Arthur Miller (David Dukes), and her romances, including her purported relationship with U.S. President John F. Kennedy (Steven Culp). The film also offers a hard-hitting look at Monroe's struggle with drug- and alcohol-dependency.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2004
UPC: 0026359131622
Original Release: 1996
Rating: R
Source: Hbo Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 2:12:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; [None specified]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ashley Judd Norma Jean Baker
Mira Sorvino Marilyn Monroe
John Apicella Milton Krasner
Robert Alan Beuth Commissary Photographer
Frank Birney Preacher
Steven Culp John F. Kennedy
Peter Dobson Joe DiMaggio
David Dukes Arthur Miller
Earl Boen Studio Physician
Kevin Bourland David March
Josh Charles Eddie Jordan
Jeffrey Combs Montgomery Clift
Lindsay Crouse Natasha Lytess
Micole Mercurio MOZELLE HYDE
Taylor Nichols Fred Marger
Ron Rifkin Johnny Hyde
John Rubinstein Darryl Zanuck
Kelsey Mulrooney Child Norma Jean

Technical Credits
Tim Fywell Director
Sidney James Musical Direction/Supervision

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits/ Norma Jean [15:00]
2. Childhood Memories [10:33]
3. A New Woman [8:54]
4. Johnny Hyde [7:27]
5. Marilyn Monroe [14:28]
6. Someone To Love [9:51]
7. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes [6:32]
8. Joe DiMaggio [2:19]
9. Arthur Miller [14:13]
10. JFK [20:17]
11. Peace At Last [5:22]
12. End Credits [5:56]

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