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All of the Marilyn Monroe Movies Referenced in ‘Blonde’

Cinephiles with an eye for detail will find that the Netflix film is an embarrassment of riches.

Blonde, Ana de Armas



Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde” has emerged as one of the most talked about movies of the fall season, earning praise for its visuals and Ana de Armas’ performance as Marilyn Monroe while being criticized by many for its treatment of sensitive subjects like abortion and addiction.

But while the film (by its own admission) plays fast and loose with the facts about Monroe’s life, it’s extremely accurate when it comes to the movies. Dominik and his team went to great lengths to recreate shots from many of the actress’ most iconic films in meticulous detail. From her early roles like “Don’t Bother to Knock” to undisputed classics like “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “Some Like it Hot,” fans of Old Hollywood will find that the movie contains a treasure trove of classic film references.

Keep reading for a roundup of all of the Marilyn Monroe movies referenced in “Blonde,” complete with a side-by-side comparison.

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