Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My Week With Marilyn

Sometimes into the film, ‘My Week With Marilyn’, after the 23-year-old wide-eyed assistant director, Colin Clark, had gained access to the star, her agent, Milton Greene, cautions that the relationship will end in a heartbreak: “That’s what she does, she breaks hearts. She’ll break yours.”

But, Colin is in love and he doesn’t need any advice. Now, shooting for the film is over, and Marilyn would return soon. Colin watches Marilyn perform the last scene, when Dame Sybil Thorndike tells him: “First love is such sweet despair, Colin.”

Now, Marilyn is gone. Colin returns to the girl he was dating with and asks if she is free on Saturday. Lucy says she is washing her hair and then asks:
Lucy: Did she break your heart?
Colin: A little.
Lucy: Good, it needed breaking.

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