Nick Cave Names New Marilyn Monroe Biopic ‘Blonde’ his “favourite film ever”

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Nick Cave Names New Marilyn Monroe Biopic ‘Blonde’ his “favourite film ever”

Posted 14 Oct 2022
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L: Nick Cave (Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) R: Marilyn Monroe (Bettmann/Contributor/Getty Images)

Aussie alt-rock legend and composer, Nick Cave has declared the new Marilyn Monroe biopic, Blonde to be his favourite film of all time. Cave composed the score for the film with his longtime collaborative partner, Warren Ellis.

The revelation came in response to a fan, who asked the musician to name his favourite film ever on his Red Hand Files website. Cave’s succinct reply left no room for ambiguity, simply stating: “Blonde. Love, Nick.”

Described as a “reimagining” of Monroe’s life, Blonde, is based on a novel by Joyce Carol Oates and was directed by Andrew Dominik, starring Ana de Armas in the lead role.  

Watch the official trailer below. 

‘BLONDE’ [Official Trailer] 

An official synopsis reads: “Blonde boldly reimagines the life of one Hollywood’s most enduring icons, Marilyn Monroe. From her volatile childhood as Norma Jeane, through her rise to stardom and romantic entanglements, Blonde blurs the lines of fact and fiction to explore the widening split between her public and private selves.”

In their review of the recently released film, NME highlighted the “humanity to de Armas’ performance that cuts through the exploitation by immersing us at the centre of her slowly shattering psyche, it’s an ambitious trespass against good taste. Like any effective horror, Blonde unsettles you long after the credits roll.”

READ MORE: NEW TRAILER FOR NICK CAVE & WARREN ELLIS' DOCUMENTARY ‘THIS MUCH I KNOW TO BE TRUE’ SHARED

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