A MAN CALLED OVE IS THE NUMBER ONE FOREIGN LANGUAGE ARTHOUSE RELEASE OF THE YEAR A Man Called Ove, Sweden’s most successful domestic film of all time, is now this year’s top grossing foreign language arthouse film in the U.S. with over 200 engagements in all major markets and a projected box office of over […]
An international road to fashion, costumes and films with Ornella Chiossone by Margarita Sophia Cortes Walking into an empty trailer I am always afraid of walking in on someone doing something they don’t want to get caught doing. Luckily it’s the first day of shooting and I find costume designer, Ornella Chiossone trying to call my […]
Immigrant Women: Sharing Our Voice Thru Film is an exclusive screening series created to highlight and promote NYC immigrant stories made by women filmmakers.
Mira que linda! Paz Vega is still making heads spin with her sexy style and fashion. The Goya award-winning actress who crossed over to American audiences with her breakthrough performance in Sex and Lucia has still got it. She recently appeared on the cover of an Italian magazine with beauty and elegance. Check out the […]
By Laurence Lerman STEP ASIDE ANTONIO BANDERAS! MOVE OVER DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS! MAKE WAY FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPERSTAR ALAIN DELON, WHO LEAVES THE LEGENDARY MARK OF ‘Z’ AS THE GREATEST SWASHBUCKLER TO SLASH HIS WAY ACROSS THE SILVER SCREEN! International superstar Alain Delon stars as the legendary black-clad masked outlaw hero who defends the weak and innocent […]
Sheer Illusion – a Film by Izzy Ruiz The Fall fashion season is upon us and the streets of new york have quickly transcended from bright summer effervescence, to the bold flavors of Autumn. So as an ode to the upcoming fierce fashion events coming up, Mr Izzy Ruiz has shared with us his trendsetting […]
Marilyn’s flaunt of seduction followed by escape from Hollywood-by Spencer Althouse
Letting forth a dizzying combination of quick wit and beauty, Marilyn Monroe surrendered a life spent yearning for contentment.
Though the world once beaconed at Monroe’s fingertips, fame proved too much for this sex symbol, and a fear of loneliness overshadowed her hopes of unruffled happiness. This compelled Monroe to escape into something more poetic, something that allowed her to relish in life’s opportunities rather than Hollywood’s fairytales.
In 1950, a nearly unknown Marilyn garnered rave reviews for her cameo in All About Eve, Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s film of 14 Academy Award nominations. This film paradoxically forced Monroe to play the very stereotype she despised. Her character, Miss Caswell, was an empty-headed actress who fearlessly advertised her body in search of success. Here, an impressed Addison DeWitt (George Sanders) gazed into the eyes of Miss Caswell, exclaiming that he can see her career “rising in the east like the sun.” This statement was the truest form of art emulating life. Continue reading “50 Years Later, Marilyn Monroe Still ‘Rising in the east like the sun’”