Blonde
review by Bobby Blakey

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Throughout the years there have been many books and movies about the iconic Marilyn Monroe. Now Chopper and Killing Them Softly director Andrew Dominik is bringing a new adaptation of her famed life with Blonde based off the novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates. The film stars Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe, Adrien Brody, Bobby Cannavale, Xavier Samuel, and Julianne Nicholson, but does it bring something iconic enough worthy of her legacy or will it fail to capture the spotlight?

 

Blonde follows a life both known and unknown in this boldly imaginative film that explores the complicated life of Hollywood icon Marilyn Monroe. First you must know that this film is a fictional take on the things that happened to Monroe throughout her career. There are obviously some elements that were no way of knowing how they really played out without the real people involved, but all are things that have been reported on in some manner.

 

The approach to the film is interesting with the color palate along switching between color and black & white throughout. These stunning visuals keep you engaged as your senses are constantly trying to keep in track with the changes. They are well served to separate the moments in her life in different ways from