As well as the documentary about the Hollywood gods

An old man on the banks of a beautiful lake coils under a gray sky. It is Irish writer Anthony Summers, now 79, who published “Goddess” in 1985, about the death of Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe, which was also translated into German five years later. It’s about life, but above all about the death of that woman who was dismissed as “the goddess of sex” and about whom Elton John later wrote the untrue love song “Candle in the Wind.”

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This book forms the basis of the Netflix documentary Marilyn Monroe Mystery: The Unheard Tapes. The film’s knowledge of director Emma Cooper is 37 years old. In 1982, Summers traveled to California to do a little research. This turned into three years of work. He had endless conversations with all kinds of people from Monroe’s circle. These people can be heard speaking in the documentary. This is the most serious difference in the book.

The documentary adds nothing new to Monroe’s story

The image of the star and his great love remains the same in this documentary. Arthur Miller, the poet at her side, had a lot of head and hearts. The Kennedy brothers, Bobby as well as John Fitzgerald, seem to control their genitals to possess the most desirable woman in the world. When a supposedly “left-leaning” actress spills the beans on those deemed to be leaning toward communism, the Kennedys drop her. The party is over.

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Monroe, who was a victim of sexual abuse at a young age, feels abused and disposed of “like a piece of meat.” Cooper tells the story of a lonely woman who had to prove herself in toxic Hollywood, who sought safety and found people who thought of themselves first. This is offset by the images of beauty, the dazzling smile that reliably blends with a hint of sadness at the end of the radiance. Pictures celebrate Monroe in movie clips. And they show pictures with frustrated eyes. One hears Marilyn’s voice: “I’ve had you, Fame – for a long time!”

The muzzle with the actors whose lips are annoying

Otherwise, the design is annoying. Summers tapes are repeatedly inserted into the cassette recorder, the tapes are tightened with the pen, and the start key is pressed. endless circles. And then she hears the voices of the housekeeper, several strange detectives, and putting people down, she hears Denglisch directed by Billy Wilder, with whom she has shot two classics – “The Seven Year Itch” (1955) and “Some Like It Hot” (1959) and the voice of her colleague Jane Russell. In Prefer Blondes (1953). Some are interesting, others less so. Actors are used to original voices, who are visually immersed in an exotic, soft-focused soup and speak in lip-sync. This visual bonus is pretty silly, but in the end it also sounds fake acoustically.

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Who does not know the “gods” – author Summers ruled out the direct assassination of Monroe on behalf of Kennedy. He’s not a conspiracy theorist lost in fiction. The ingestion of the deadly sleeping pill in August 1962 was either accidental or with suicidal intent. But he is sure the circumstances of his death were covered up, and he doesn’t let the Kennedy family shirk their shared responsibility for the shining star’s demise. Attorney General Robert Kennedy visited her the day before her death and put her “in a terrible state of mind”.

Guess: The world could have kept Monroe

We still have Monroe, that charismatic actress turned inappropriate social drama character (1961). There would have been more films if a few men had not controlled sexual desire and had not seen the world as a party where everyone makes music for the strong. The movie suggests it. This isn’t a new guess either.

In this display of ancient knowledge, the numerous images of the “goddess” prevent one from feeling cheated for 100 minutes of time. One would hope that Monroe’s biopic “Blond” by Andrew Dominic (“The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford”) will be announced. The New Zealand director announced his film with Ana de Armas as Monroe as a “waterfall of pictures and action” with little to no dialogue. After all the talk in this documentary, that’s almost good news.

“Mystery Marilyn Monroe: The Unheard Tapes”, Documentary, 101 minutes, directed by Emma Cooper, Documentary (can stream on Netflix)

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