one of her best movies


“It’s just like Hamlet said: ‘To thine own self be true’.”
“No, Hamlet didn’t say that.”
“I think that I remember Hamlet accurately.”


Sandra Ceccarelli as Empress Elisabeth of Austria in The Crown Prince (2006, dir. Robert Dornhelm)

y'all……i saw personal shopper today and like… shook


Céline Dion - How Does A Moment Last Forever (From “Beauty and the Beast”)

finn/poe are to 2015′s movie pairings what beyoncé was to 2013′s music scene: they showed up at the very end of the year and obliterated everyone before the year was over

zootopia is just such a good movie and it really hits on issues happening in our society today. they focus on the systematic prejudices against a specific group in society. we are introduced to the heroine who is portrayed as being much more open minded and accepting but then we are shown that even someone as open minded as her has to continually deal with the prejudices ingrained into her and tbh this is one of the best movies disney has ever put out

Leila Hatami with a picture of herself as a child. 

Leila Hatami was born to Ali Hatami and Zahra Khoshkam. Both of her parents were into cinema. Her father is considered to be one of the best Iranian movie directors and her mother was a successful actress. 

You’re like one of those movie couples,“ My best friend smiled, her expression sincere and full of glee. It was one of those moments where you could truly tell someone cared about you. “I mean, y'all are best friends gone couple. I’m so happy and I love it!”

I smiled, shaking my head at her as I covered my blush, thinking back to him.

“Yeah, hopefully we have a happy ending too.

—  excerpt from a book I’ll never write #41 ( offdxys )

Don’t Bother To Knock (1952) 
(Working title: Night Without Sleep)

After loaning Marilyn out to other studios, Twentieth Century-Fox chose a rather unlikely vehicle to give their latest sex symbol her first lead role. Hot on the heels of the fish cannery employee she played in Clash By Night (1952), Marilyn is a deranged and ultimately psychotic babysitter, two roles a million miles away from the string of bubbly and decorative blondes she played in almost all of her previous fourteen movies. Don’t Bother to Knock was adapted from a serial suspense story called “Mischief,” written by Charlotte Armstrong and originally published in Good Housekeeping magazine.

The star potential in Marilyn’s performance was spotted by some (but not all) reviewers. Variety called her “a surefire money attraction”; the Motion Picture Herald recognized in her “the kind of big new star for which exhibitors are always asking.” Years later, Marilyn still considered this movie one of her best dramatic efforts.

Playing Nell Forbes must have been something of an emotional trial for Marilyn. To portray the character, Marilyn may well have drawn upon her own deprived childhood, and used the asylums in which she had visited her mother as a way of understanding the character’s loneliness and the damage inflicted by years in institutionalization. From her own life Marilyn knew of the allure of a fantasy existence, and the hurt that pushes people to the brink of suicide.

The film was shot with tight budget constraints, so English director Roy Baker went with the first take of every shot. Considering Marilyn’s great nervousness, the result is impressive indeed. Drama coach Natasha Lytess, who Marilyn insisted having on the set with her, recalled, “Actually, I had very little to do. She was terrified of the entire project, but she knew exactly what the role required and how to do it. I simply tried to infuse her with some confidence.”

Richard Widmark’s pilot Jed Towers hits the mark in the film when he says of Marilyn’s character, “You’re a gal with a lot of variations,” and sums her up as “silk on one side and sandpaper on the other.”

The film was remade for television in 1991, this time entitled The Sitter.

- The Marilyn Encyclopedia by Adam Victor.