I originally gave it 3 ½ stars because it felt a bit thin, and seemed to fall into contemporary discussions about women in filmmaking. But I thought about it a little and realized there isn’t much out there to begin with. This is probably the most informative backstory about women in early Hollywood.
Frances Marion has written some of my favorite movies, like The Big House and Min & Bill. Her life story, while a bit privileged, is still incredibly important. And it does a good job at showing how quick and unpredictable those changes were. Marion kept up with them the best out of everyone. If Thalberg had lived, her story would have been longer & more successful
I’d love someone to do a movie about her. Her life is so fascinating.