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Andrew Dominik Says Brad Pitt Is Responsible For Breaking Him Out Of “Director Jail” But Thinks ‘Blonde’ Might Put Him There Again

Andrew Dominik is a smart filmmaker. He knows the industry, and he’s well aware of what might happen to his career after the release of his latest film, “Blonde.” The audacious not-so-true biopic about Marilyn Monroe has been getting polarized reviews since its debut at film festivals earlier this year. And now, while he continues […]

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Andrew Dominik on ‘Blonde’ reaction: “I’m really pleased that it outraged so many people”

“I was expecting critical success and that no-one would see the film. ‘Blonde’ was the opposite.”Australian director Andrew Dominik has responded to the reaction to his Marilyn Monroe biopic Blonde, saying that he’s “really pleased that it outraged so many people.”Speaking at an in-conversation at Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea International Film Festival, Dominik said, “Criticism […]

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Inside ‘Babylon’s’ Lush Production Design: 150 Sets, an Elaborate Driving Sequence and Recreating the Roaring ’20s (Exclusive)

Hollywood movies transition from silents to talkies in Damien Chazelle’s “Babylon,” as decadence and extravagance are all the rage in the 1920s showbiz milieu embodied by Margot Robbie, Brad Pitt and Tobey Maguire.“Babylon” production designer Florencia Martin is no stranger to recreating a certain period in Los Angeles. For Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Licorice Pizza,” it […]

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‘Don’t Worry Darling,’ ‘Blonde,’ and the Faux Feminism of 2022’s Most Debated Films (Opinion)

[Editor’s note: The following article contains spoilers for both “Don’t Worry Darling” and “Blonde.”]It’s been five years since the start of #MeToo, and mainstream Hollywood still doesn’t know what a truly feminist film looks like.The releases of the highly debated, female-directed “Don’t Worry Darling” and the would-be awards darling that reimagines Marilyn Monroe’s trauma, “Blonde,” […]

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‘Blonde’ Didn’t Have More Fun: It’s Disappeared from the Netflix Top 10

Netflix’s highly touted and well publicized (perhaps too well) Marilyn Monroe biopic “Blonde” dropped off its top 10 movie chart after only eight days, only three of those at number one. This stunning result reaffirms the suspicion that, as much as subscribers gravitate to originals, top directors and awards attention don’t provide a leg up […]

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What Killed ‘Blonde’ at Netflix? The Gerard Butler Did It

Few Netflix originals have received as much advance press and social media attention than Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde,” his adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel about Marilyn Monroe starring Ana de Armas. It would have been surprising had it not immediately risen to #1 on the streamer’s top 10 movie list — and it did. That […]

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The 2001 ‘Blonde’ Miniseries Understands Marilyn Monroe Better Than Andrew Dominik (Opinion)

It’s ironic that Andrew Dominik, director of the latest Marilyn Monroe biopic “Blonde,” wonders if anyone still watches Marilyn Monroe movies. I’d say the many Monroe biopics that exist, whether directly retelling the events of her life or loosely inspired by them like his own, says otherwise. It’s even more frustrating to look at the […]

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‘Blonde’ Director Andrew Dominik Dismisses ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ as Film About ‘Well-Dressed Whores’

According to “Blonde” director Andrew Dominik, Marilyn Monroe’s famed movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” is all about “whores.”Dominik, who wrote and directed Netflix’s controversial Nc-17-rated portrait of Monroe, previously admitted to not being familiar with Monroe’s filmography prior to adapting Joyce Carol Oates’ novel on the late icon. Now, in a new interview with BFI’s Sight […]

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MGM Originally Denied ‘Blonde’ Director Andrew Dominik from Using ‘Some Like It Hot’ Footage

Andrew Dominik had to convince MGM to let “Some Like It Hot” be part of “Blonde.”Much like Quentin Tarantino’s 2019 Oscar-winning “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Dominik’s “Blonde” includes real footage from Marilyn Monroe’s filmography. Yet lead star Ana de Armas is placed in the films, including “All About Eve,” “Some Like It Hot,” […]

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Ana De Armas Knows Blonde Sex Scenes Are ‘Going To Go Viral’ For All The Wrong Reasons

When it first came out that Andrew Dominik’s adaptation of the Joyce Carol Oates novel “Blonde” would be rated Nc-17, it made many eyebrows raise. That is a rating rarely given by the Motion Picture Association (née of America), and when it is given, filmmakers most often succumb to the will of the organization and cut out the […]

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