The One And Only Marlon Brando
Although the puffed up cheeks and mouthfuls of cotton wool were not necessarily the most convincing, Marlon Brando still went on to put in a brilliant display as Don Corleone in one of my most popular movies of all time, The Godfather. Arguably The Godfather was Marlon Brando‘s finest hour, but he did also appear in many other brilliant movies, for example The Wild One and On The Waterfront to name just two. Before we take a look at any of his movies, who was Marlon Brando what do we know of him…..
Marlon Brando (April 3, 1924 – July 1, 2004) was an American screen and stage actor. He is widely regarded as having had a significant …
His father was also in the movie industry. Read more about Marlon Brando senior here……
Marlon Brando, Sr.
Marlon Brando, Sr. (January 11, 1895 – July 17, 1965) was an American film producer and the father of Oscar -winning actor Marlon Brando …
His brilliant movie career is summarised in this filmography found here….
Marlon Brando filmography
The filmography of Marlon Brando : Filmography | : Notes |! 1950 The Men | Kenneth “Ken” Wilcheck/”Bud” | |! 1951 A Streetcar Named …
The Moviefone blog claims that he changed acting forever. Do you agree with that controversial statement…..
Marlon Brando changed acting forever. That’s not just flattery, it’s a fact. Director Martin Scorsese said of him,….
Port Magazine hailed his huge artistic contribution…..
“Marlon Brando, as an actor, made a strong artistic contribution and I wanted to explore how an actor’s performance is a piece of art in itself. We know that an actor can play a very significant role in making or breaking a film but …
We have mentioned that maybe his best and most memorable role was in The Godfather but he has appeared in many more classics….
Marlon Brando-Not Just The Don. See Many More Of His Finer Roles
As this five-film box set vividly demonstrates, Marlon Brando was, at least in the beginning of his legendary career, not one to rest on his laurels or emerging mythic status. Spanning 1953 to 1980, this collection gathers some of his most challenging and offbeat performances. Some naysayers doubted Brando, he of the Method and mumbles, could do Shakespeare justice, but he acquits himself impressively as Mark Antony in Joseph Mankiewicz's stellar adaptation of Julius Caesar. Though now dicey from a PC standpoint, Brando, unlike Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany's, rises above grotesque caricature as a wily Japanese interpreter in The Teahouse of the August Moon, one of his rare forays into comedy. In Mutiny on the Bounty, Brando daringly portrays Fletcher Christian so foppish that he makes Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow look like Errol Flynn in The Sea Hawk. John Huston's Reflections in a Golden Eye teams Brando with another screen icon, Elizabeth Taylor, in a nasty piece of Southern gothic about sordid doings on a military base. Brando portrays a latent homosexual fixated on young soldier Robert Forrter, who has a penchant for naked horseback riding and sneaking into Taylor's room while she sleeps to fondle her clothing.
Only The Formula, a still timely, yet confusing conspiracy thriller about synthetic fuel, is dispensable, although Brando is compelling to watch in his few scenes opposite fellow Oscar-holdout, George C. Scott. More entertaining than the film is the lively audio commentary with director John Avildson and screenwriter Steve Shagan. Suffice to say, they have little good to say about Scott, disgraced former studio head David Begelman, and, of all people, Christopher Lambert, who would star in another film that Shagan wrote. The Julius Caesar disc contains an excellent bonus, "The Rise of Two Legends," in which Laurence Fishburne refers to Shakespeare as "the Aaron Spelling of his day," and Dennis Hopper praises Brando for taking "the act out of acting." Mutiny is given the two-disc "Special Edition" treatment with a bounty of extras. Most concern the construction of the ship for the film, but we do get the original prologue and epilogue that were excised before the film's release and then restored for its 1967 television broadcast, and not seen since. The Teahouse disc contains an entertaining vintage featurette that follows cast and crew to Japan, while Reflections offers raw on-location footage. All five films are making their domestic DVD debuts. --Donald Liebenson
A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: THE ORIGINAL DIRECTOR’S VERSION (1951) Winner of 4 Academy Awards* “Perhaps the most thrilling display of ensemble acting in all of American film” (Kenneth Turan, Los Angelers Times) stars Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter and Karl Malden in the screen version of Tenneesee Williams’ powerful Pulitzer Prize drama directed by Elia Kazan. JULIUS CAESAR (1953) Brando plays imperial loyalist Marc Antony in Shakespeare’s towering tale of friendship and betrayal co-starring James Mason and John Gielgud. Joseph L. Mankiewicz directs this lavish Academy Award winner.* THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON (1956) Brando shows his comedy chops! In a delightful change of pace, he’s an interpreter in post-World War II Okinawa who bucks U.S. military men Glenn Ford and Paul Ford in order to build a teahouse – complete with geishas. REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE (1967) Illicit passions play out against the hidebound decorum of a Georgia army base in a startling version of Carson McCullers’ novel. John Huston directs Brando and Elizabeth Taylor.
Based on a novel by James Michener, Sayonara earned a fistful of Oscar® nominations (including Best Picture, Director, and Actor) in 1957 and wound up winning statuettes for supporting actors Red Buttons and Miyoshi Umeki. Marlon Brando plays a Korean War fighter pilot, the son of a general, reassigned to Japan, where fraternization with local women is taboo. After breaking off his engagement to another general's daughter, he finds himself falling for a Japanese entertainer (Miiko Taka), then struggling with his own bias. Subplots deal with other servicemen (played by Buttons and James Garner) who also fall for Japanese women. Directed by Joshua Logan from a script by Paul Osborn, the film takes a then-daring look at prejudice as well as post-war racial bias against the Japanese. Brando's Southern accent makes him sound like Matthew McConaughey, while Buttons is actually touching as tough, tender American struggling against racism. --Marshall Fine
Francis Ford Coppola's timeless classic comes to Blu-ray for the first time!
This 3-Disc Deluxe Edition includes Apocalypse Now and Apocalypse Now Redux in stunning new transfers supervised by Francis Ford Coppola - and presented for the first time in their original 2.35:1 theatrical aspect ratios. Also included is the feature-length making-of documentary Hearts of Darkness, presented in a new 1080p HD transfer.
Additional features include a 48-page collectible booklet with never-before-seen archives from the set, over 9 hours of bonus features, plus a storyboard gallery, image galleries, marketing archives and an original script excerpt from John Milius featuring hand-written notes from Coppola.
During the Korean War, some American servicemen are stationed in Japan on leave. Once there, they fall in love with Japanese women and find themselves torn between following their own hearts or obeying the prejudicial rules of the American military which forbids interracial marriage. @Imported from Korea. @High Quality as USA Products. @All DVDs are Exactly Same as Description. @All DVDs are Exactly Same as Description. @Language: English @Subtitle: Korean, None
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