It’s difficult to know where to start when it comes to “Blonde,” Andrew Dominik’s breathtakingly misguided adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’s 1999 novel about Marilyn Monroe.

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“Blonde” suggests that Monroe’s most authentically loving relationship might have been a three-way she enjoyed with Charles Chaplin Jr. (Xavier Samuel) and Edward G. Robinson Jr. (Evan Williams)

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It’s all very salacious, with Dominik staging imagined chapters of his heroine’s life with gobsmackingly crass detail

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But even at its most gruesome and bizarre, “Blonde” might be most unforgivable in what it leaves out — not regarding Monroe’s short, unhappy life but her sublime gifts.

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There are short clips of her work in such classics as “All About Eve,” “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” and “Some Like It Hot,”

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This goes double during a scene when Monroe is filming the subway-grate shot in “The Seven Year Itch,”

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Later, at the premiere of the film, he portrays the gathered reporters, photographers and gawkers — mostly men — as grotesques, their mouths agape in obscene rictus grins.

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(Dominik explored celebrity and fandom with much more insight and stylistic boldness in his 2007 masterpiece “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.”)

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