Norma Jean and Marilyn

Norma Jean and Marilyn

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

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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Originally made for cable television, this imaginative biopic chronicles the life of Marilyn Monroe (Mira Sorvino), including the years before she changed her name from Norma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: 06/12/2012
UPC: 0883316496503
Original Release: 1996
Rating: PG-13
Source: Hbo Archives
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 2:12:00
Sales rank: 22,747

Special Features

Closed-Caption

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

Disc #1 -- Norma Jean and Marilyn
1. Chapter 1 [15:00]
2. Chapter 2 [10:33]
3. Chapter 3 [8:54]
4. Chapter 4 [7:27]
5. Chapter 5 [14:28]
6. Chapter 6 [9:51]
7. Chapter 7 [6:32]
8. Chapter 8 [2:19]
9. Chapter 9 [14:13]
10. Chapter 10 [20:17]
11. Chapter 11 [5:22]
12. Chapter 12 [5:56]
13. Chapter 13 [7:26]
14. Chapter 14 [3:58]

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