Insignificance (1985)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB

United Kingdom, 1985.  Recorded Picture Company, Zenith Entertainment.  Screenplay by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by , .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Cannes Film Festival 1985.  

Marilyn Monroe shows up at Albert Einstein’s hotel room one evening and explains to him the theory of relativity. Soon afterwards, Senator Joe McCarthy comes to badger Einstein about an HUAC court appearance and Joe DiMaggio stomps in to get his wife to come home. Based on the play by Terry Johnson, this completely original curiosity, directed with visual flair by Nicolas Roeg, shows the end result of politics, science and sex being blended into one heated situation. Not all audiences will warm up to it, but it’s pretty interesting and enjoyable, if only for the surefire performance by  as the cinema goddess and ‘s dead-on impersonation of the groundbreaking scientist.

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