Nick Cave Says 'Blonde' Is His Favourite Film Ever

He composed the score for Netflix's new Marilyn Monroe biopic

Photo: Matt Forsythe

BY Alex HudsonPublished Oct 14, 2022

Blonde isn't very good! Netflix's new Marilyn Monroe biopic, which came out last month, got 5/10 here at Exclaim! and is currently sitting at 42 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. Nick Cave, however, prefers it to Citizen Kane, The Godfather or 2001: A Space Odyssey. In fact, it's his favourite film of all time.

Cave revealed this surprising tidbit in a Q&A on his Red Hand Files website. When someone named Sourav asked, "What is your favourite film of all time?" he simply responded:

Dear Sourav,
Love, Nick

Just in case there were any confusion about what film he was talking about — maybe the 2001 made-for-TV movie, also about Marilyn Monroe? — Cave posted a photo of star Ana de Armas as Monroe.

Cave and his frequent collaborator Warren Ellis composed Blonde's score. But surely this isn't a conflict of interest, and Cave is being entirely objective, right?

This isn't the first example of Nick Cave's rather surprising taste. He recently revealed that he has taken songwriting advice from Coldplay's Chris Martin, who he calls "disarmingly forthright."

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