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Crawl [Marilyn Monroe]

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Edited by Laura - Made for Fun, not Profit **Program Used: Sony Vegas 9 •• Watch in 720p •• Follow me on Tumblr @ http://shoopdancer2504.tumblr.com Follow me on Twitter @ http://www.twitter.com/shoopdancer2504 DESCRIPTION// Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of her tragic death, a tribute to one of my all-time favourite actresses- Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962). MARILYN MONROE FILMS FEATURED IN VIDEO; The Asphalt Jungle (1950) All About Eve (1950) Clash by Night (1952) Don't Bother to Knock (1952) Monkey Business (1952) Niagara (1953) Gentleman Prefer Blondes (1953) How to Marry a Millionaire (1954) River of No Return (1954) There's No Business Like Show Business (1954) The Seven Year Itch (1955) The Prince and the Showgirl (1956) Bus Stop (1957) Some Like It Hot (1959) Let's Make Love (1960) The Misfits (1961) MARILYN MONROE DOCUMENTARIES FEATURED IN VIDEO; The Legend of Marilyn Monroe (1966) Marilyn Monroe: The Final Days (2001) Wow, it boggles the mind to think that Marilyn has been gone from this world for 50 years. Especially since the legacy she has left behind is still as strong as ever. I wonder if she ever imagined that she would become the most recognisable figure in Hollywood history. I don't really know how to put into words the effect Marilyn has had on me over the past year. I feel like most woman can relate to the tragedy she went through, whether it be in a big way or a small way- I know I have. In my darkest moments, Marilyn Monroe has been a contributing factor in my pull through. I always felt weak, like I was the only person in the world struggling with depression- yet, to see an icon, someone as beautiful as Marilyn Monroe struggling with the same issues- it's oddly comforting. It proves that everyone, no matter how beautiful or how famous, is at their core, completely and utterly human. Some may say she isn't a role model because of the tragic life she led, but I think she is. Personally, she inspires me in so many different ways. To remember to always keep your head up high. To remember to keep striving to better yourself. To remember that bigger woman ARE beautiful and that there is no size limit on beauty (I know Marilyn wasn't technically a "bigger" woman, but compared to the actresses today). Marilyn was always content to be curvy, content to be who she was...she embraced her womanliness and never made excuses for it. Every woman wanted and still would love to be Marilyn Monroe- yet you get the feeling that Norma Jeane Baker never really wanted to be Marilyn. And that's the tragic core of her story. If you want to see the seperation between Norma Jeane and her alter-ego Marilyn, watch the 2011 film "My Week with Marilyn". It's a perfect representation of how detatched Marilyn felt from her sex symbol image as her career progressed. There's a wonderful line during the film- where Michelle Williams' Marilyn Monroe asks to another character- "should I be her?". It's amazing to think that everybody would jump at the chance to be Marilyn Monroe...and yet she never really wanted that for herself. I hate people who say Marilyn was purely a sex symbol. Sit down and watch "The Misfits" if that's how you feel. Personally, that's my favourite Marilyn film and her finest dramatic peformance. I also think she is at her most beautiful in that film. She's so vulnerable and those big eyes of hers are shining with such innocence. The emotion she pours into that film is absolutely unbelievable. I would recommend that film of hers above all others. My second favourite is "Some Like it Hot". A wonderful comedic and dramatic performance. Her "blonde bimbo" roles tend to be underrated as acting performances because people just pass them off as being one-dimensional. Yet, looking deeper, she brings a naivity and an innocence to her characters that means you can't help but like them (despite her portraying mostly gold diggers or so-called "bimbos"). This video is a tribute solely to the actress- not the sex symb...