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Other milk spots effect and I and if you're just wasting the taxpayers money a lawyer as a my lawyers all Harvard man I mean those mafia men are not Harvard Mun. Everybody in this movie is putting on airs in some way even marry. Monroe is going to be putting on airs as a Vassar girl so at this millionaire we'll think she can blend in with well. It's interesting how we are really looking at class right. We all these characters are floating through you different levels and changing to be accepted by wherever they are and it also I think comments on something that we all do which is like we all are chameleons aliens to a certain extent when you get into a situation you kind of just want to not rock the boat and I and I do like that in those kind of brilliant observations are subtle observations nations about that. Make this film again a lot more impressive than what follows this film or this genre film but as we are talking about Marilyn the Monroe. Let's get into the ridiculousness. That's going on here. She's two to three hours late. Every day. You know she has to read her lines offer of cards so much so that billy wilder is like putting her lines in a drawer so she can read them but she would forget which droid order open so just puts it in all the drawers you know she takes forty-seven takes a say. It's me sugar correctly. She's sugar. It's me or it's sugar me you you know where the line Where's the bourbon she needed fifty nine takes. She is just kind of a nightmare and maybe it is because that she is psychologically fragile. Maybe it's because her husband is hanging around Strasbourg's their policies. They're basically also everybody's. Everybody's she's at that point in your everybody wants a piece of you and everybody's like. I'm the only one you can trust here for a people pleaser. Maryland had to be by design because because show sex about she lived her whole life worried that her foster parents whoever they were at that moment that month we're gonNA kick her out for something that she didn't do so. She just lived her life. In Fear Era of making anybody matter so here she is on a set with all of these people who position themselves as her masters and she's losing her mind because they all want different things with that all being said the performance she turns in is pretty fucking good like it's you know it doesn't feel stilted. It doesn't feel weird and I've watched that clip about gentlemen prefer blondes with you. I like her for her. Performance is so subtle and small reminds me of how we saw her in all about eve way back in the day like she is is smart and a good performance. I think the way I always view her and I think about her. Is The you know singing happy birthday. Mr President like this kind kind of blonde bombshell but she's kind of a good actress avenue. She reminds me of my favorite parts. Feel for guarantees field vigor gary. I think channels I'm too sexy for this modern world. I'm almost a cartoon exaggeration of a perfect woman and I'm going to make this that I am in control of the joke in that the joke is not spilled upon me and I will say seeing her behind the scenes with other women you get to see one side of her and then you get to see the other side of her when she's with the air to the shelf fortune origin which I think is a fun dichotomy for her too. I think that that's a really fun way of kind of turning this attitude that she has on its head. It's although can I say uh-huh girl to girl as Jack Lemons Daphne Maryland kind of a lousy friend oh I mean she's just like the friend you have have. WHO's a little bit of a drag who just wants to talk about her ex boyfriend's all the time like? I have had that friend sort of like all right. Let's pour the Bourbon. I guess we have to drink two bottles of wine and hear her moan about her ex. Again doesn't ask a lot of questions to them. No not at all I also kind of surprised at how from the business side of it Maryland comes into this film and and has a couple of smart demands. She only signs on after they give her ten percent of the gross this movie so she is. She's not somebody that the system is taking advantage of yes. She is in a life where people are taking advantage of her but she's making look good deals and that's something that is very rare in Hollywood people get eaten up and spit it out but she is at least in control of that knowing what she brings to a picture and so much so that you know I think is movie. They wanted Mitzi Gainer Gainer to do this. Part of Maryland was a real get for them. And it's I think actually makes the film even better that they have Maryland in the center of it. Yeah I mean otherwise because that's why I'm so fascinated by the fact that she gets top billing Mitzi gaynor would have not gotten top billing whether they were surprised that she wanted to. It's weird because it seems like she wanted to do it but she didn't. WanNa do do it like this. Movie is in black and white and she that stipulation in her contract that she only does color films so she's kind of going against a lot of different things like like one of the other roles that I think was offered to her at the time was William Faulkner's the sound and the fury exactly the kind of part. She put me in. Let do let me go so let me act. I've been spending three years pumping up my waits to learn how to do this. Let me try but she chooses this which in retrospect it was such a smart decision to being a film. It became iconic even though it probably would. I don't think it would become a psychotic if not for her. I would argue this is the movie that most people have seen that stars. Marilyn Monroe right like in the grand scheme of things we talked about this movie being in the Upper Echelon of Causa Communism which gentlemen prefer blondes and this probably the top three ah her because people aren't films knocking down the door for the prince and the showgirl even that's fun right and I just think that the this this is the film that most people see or understand her from and obviously you see the iconography of gentlemen prefer blondes and Madonna I think really embrace that in the eighties nineties and directed by the way by Mary Lambert who did put some really just found that out and blew my mind very also did the lack of prayer Madonna video i. I'm obsessed assessed now newly with Mary. Lambert 'cause I had no idea she did all the music videos that made my childhood Marilyn Monroe even though she's taking ten percent of the gross here does cost production half half a million dollars due to all of her delays and they were very bizarre delays because at one point that whole scene that she does Tony Curtis on the beach. They had blocked three days. They're never ever GonNa get this out and then they finish it in like within a couple of hours like she's unpredictable too which is interesting and I think billy wilder straight up hates her he's back and forth during the making of the movie. He's losing his mind. He's taking French. suppository is that are just make designed to make fall asleep at night because he was under so much stress not knowing if he's GonNa get his full day in a shooting tomorrow because who wins he was going to show up so he was inserting things in has asked to make himself go to bed at night and he twisted his back he lost his mind and and then later on when it was over when the dust settled in his film is out and it was a big hit he said you know what anybody could show up on a set and learn their lines but it takes a true artist to show show up not knowing your lines and still turn up performance. Yeah and plus. No one will go recovered yet. No one will go see it anyways but it's it's fascinating. I also wonder about like the psychological fallout for Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon because they had this pressure like if it was gonNA take her fifty nine takes to get the scene right. They couldn't fuck up if she got it right you know like if on her fifty nine thanks she's landed the words and then they screwed up oh but I would also say as an actor who when you do mess up once or twice and you can't get something to keep that energy going for fifty nine takes I mean I've never been in an environment where you have to do it that hat many times it because you know. I think we talked about Kubrick. I think fincher they do like dozens and dozens and dozens and dozens of takes. I've never never been in that situation where you're doing dozens like the most takes thing I've ever done. It was a big groups seen is about thirty and thirty sounds like well. It's not that much it is when you're doing the three minutes seen over and over and over and over and over you forget what you're saying you just. There's no. You're they talk about like theater. You're onstage and every night. It's different in your reacting and you're in the moment or you try to stay in the moment but doing the same same thing over and over and over again it just. I wonder if it Dole's performances. I I and I actually wonder if Jack Lemons performance is broader. We're here because you you were doing it. So many times. Maybe capture that has left sounds like a hairball just out of laughter. He's he's just done. I mean and again. I do think that those are choices. They're making but keeping that energy up thinking about that really just going many times. I mean let me ask you a win. You've been in that situation if they take twenty to somebody screwed up. Something stupid does a little part of you. Be Like I hate you. Oh sure I mean if if you're waiting on one person I've never been in a situation where it's been directly one person the two times I can tell you that I've experienced this one was is it was a scene problem right so that was we're all doing great but the scenes not working so keep on running it. Maybe there's a tweak the other your time I did it. I was kind of off to the side. I had a couple of lines but it wasn't like my scene and there's not a chemistry going on between these two new characters a romantic chemistry and it we got to like take ten and take tennis a lot in the same camera setup. It's a lot a lot like I mean again. I'm not working on avengers. I'm working on different things and the performance I watched that performance get crazier crazier and crazier because is we'll let me try this. Let me try this and you're starting to spiral out but you can't move on. You can't shake it off you can't be are you know let's stop this. Come back twit later a lot of times for me. If I'm writing I'll be like I can't get this. GonNa move forward backwards. You have to get it. You have to leave you. You know the set the scene with it done in how you approach it if it's feeding it word by word if it's standing off camera. I I can't imagine Agean the energy that drain the crew and cast I think at boats are bad performances across the board from technically and creatively so is this like the comedy version of apocalypse now that the game I mean I talked to my wife been a David fincher film mm-hmm and she did like seventy five takes of a scene and they said to her look..