10/1/15

CUKOR TO MONROE: FUCK THE LENS!


Here's another piece of audio featuring George Cukor's distinctive voice only this time (unlike my UCLA audio posting of a couple of days ago) it's accompanied by a very nice visual. It's Marilyn Monroe swimming her ass off for a scene in her last, aborted film 'Somethings Got To Give', which Fox cancelled after three weeks due to Monroe's "illness" (translation: drug induced inability to get to work). I'll cover the unfinished film in more depth soon, but meanwhile listen carefully and see if you agree with the Youtuber who posted this that Cukor is swearing at Monroe.

We hear him call out instructions to Monroe in his raspy way, one of which appears to be to look at the lens. Then he either refers to "Buck" (who may be the camera operator). "Look at Buck. Buck! The lens!" Or does he tell Marilyn to "fuck the lens!" Though I think its the former, I love "fuck the lens" as a direction for Monroe, though she certainly didn't require it.
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3 comments:

  1. Sounds like he might be saying: "Look at the fuckin' lens" (twice), and then says something like "wave at it," because then Marilyn does - maybe he wanted her to look at the camera so audiences could see her face?

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  2. Great stuff maybe he was saying look at Buck and Len

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  3. many years back did a TV "Subway Stories" episode "Love on the A Train"
    Rosie Perez Directed by Abel Ferrara. Check it on you tube When we shot it it was with Abel
    yelling more more more thats it yelling more all stuff like that it was funny me as a subway passenger and Rosie meeting up with the same guy everyday and the two of theme
    doing the rub a dub dub thing on the subway WE should of had footage of Abel Ferrara
    That was such fun stuff to gear and see. Actors act Directors act crew folks act thats what makes it fun we are our own movie. Thanks for this clip

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