On today’s podcast, we review the biopic about Wonder Woman creator William Moulton Marston, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women.
- Written/Directed by Angela Robinson
- Stars Luke Evans as William Moulton Marston, Rebecca Hall as Elizabeth Marston, and Bella Heathcote as Olive Byrne
- Released October 13, 2017 in theaters, January 30, 2018 on blu-ray/digital
- Box office – ~$1.6 million domestically, $314k internationally
- “R for strong sexual content including brief graphic images, and language.”
- Claims to be “the true story”
- Marston’s granddaughter, Christie Marston, has spoken out against the film online
- Implies film tries to take advantage of Wonder Woman film (Twitter)
- Twitter – “This film is not a true story. It is based on someone’s imagination, not in any way related to my family. We completely reject any claims made in the film and in no way support this work of fiction. [and, btw, the true story is much more interesting…]”
- The true story vs. dramatized version
- Z – There’s a few enjoyable moments, but overall not a good film, has little to actually do with Wonder Woman, but when it does, it’s pretty cool.
- T – Good film
- Is it worth watching for DC fans?
- Characters – Bill, Elizabeth, Olive
- The actor who plays Brant (Olive’s fiance) is not good
- Lie detector is like lasso of truth
- Olive wears bracelets like Diana
- The juxtaposition between the hearing and the past (explaining traits of Wonder Woman and then seeing reasons from the past that he gave Wonder Woman those traits) Or is it framed through DISC?
- They should buy a bigger bed
- 1hr16min in is when he first comes up with (Suprema the) Wonder Woman
- That portrait of Superman
- National Allied Publications montage
- Op-ed by Christie Marston in The Hollywood Reporter –
- Family was not contacted
- Bill was somewhat jokingly asked to write a comic. Elizabeth said he should, as long as it was about a woman
- Described relationship between Elizabeth and Olive as “best friends” or “sisters” living together out of financial necessity, not lovers
- Elizabeth and Olive both had William’s children
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