Must See: “National Anthem”- Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey has done it: she has secured her legacy as one of pop’s most daring provocateurs–and this is her first (official) album. Not unlike like Lady Gaga, Del Rey has set in motion her own zeitgeist moment by re-imagining others; and it comes as no surprise to any of you that both are making quite the career of it. The 7:40 minute-long music video for Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem” is epic in scale and style. While the song itself is campy (Lana sounds a bit like Gwen Stefani as she purrs over a rather simple beat and … Continue reading Must See: “National Anthem”- Lana Del Rey

Must See: “My Week with Marilyn”

Cover of Marilyn Monroe My Week with Marilyn is a lighthearted comedy that put Michelle Williams on the map (for real this time), especially since she just won a Golden Globe this past Sunday. The premise is that this guy in his twenties gets a job, by sheer persistence, as a third director’s assistant. In that role, he works on a film with the sex symbol of the times – Marilyn Monroe. This is before Some Like It Hot so she was known but not to the extent that happened later.  Monroe is recently married to the playwright Arthur Miller and … Continue reading Must See: “My Week with Marilyn”

Must See: “My Week with Marilyn”

Cover of Marilyn Monroe My Week with Marilyn is a lighthearted comedy that put Michelle Williams on the map (for real this time), especially since she just won a Golden Globe this past Sunday. The premise is that this guy in his twenties gets a job, by sheer persistence, as a third director’s assistant. In that role, he works on a film with the sex symbol of the times – Marilyn Monroe. This is before Some Like It Hot so she was known but not to the extent that happened later.  Monroe is recently married to the playwright Arthur Miller and … Continue reading Must See: “My Week with Marilyn”