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Thursday, January 1, 2015

"The Seven Year Itch" (1955)


The movie that shot Marilyn Monroe into the pop icon stratosphere. George Axelrod's Broadway play centered on an Everyman (Tom Ewell) in the buttoned-down '50s who has daydreams of an extramarital affair with his nubile upstairs neighbor. In Billy Wilder's movie, it's all about "The Girl", as MM is simply billed. She OWNS any frame she's in...and the movie lags when she's not around. But when she is, oh my, it's sensory overload. See it and understand what having the "it" factor is all about. 


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