Songs My Mother Taught Me by Marlon BrandoLindsey, who authored the prize-winning The Falcon and the Snowman, also helped Ronald Reagan when he faced writer's block over his autobiography. A ,copy first printing. Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. When Marlon Brando, playing Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront , bemoaned the fact that he "coulda been somebody," audiences hung onto his words, but according to Brando, the role "was actor-proof, a scene that demonstrated how audiences often do much of the acting themselves in an effectively told story. In his analysis of his films, from Streetcar to The Freshman , the master tries hard to demonstrate hubris and to provide public lessons.
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Ever wonder how much of Brando was in Stanley Kowalski? When Brando's alcoholic mother followed him to New York, he would come over and urinate in her kitchen sink to annoy her, as she would complain to anyone who would listen, "why doesn't he stop this shit? Bosworth, author of acclaimed biographies of Diane Arbus and Montgomery Clift, has written an informative biography of Brando that, because of the limited format of the Penguin Lives series, hints at but cannot do justice to the great unruliness of Brando's career and life. She provides a fine, detailed sketch of his New York days when he took acting classes with "Harry Belafonte, Elaine Stritch, Gene Saks, Shelley Winters, Rod Steiger and Kim Stanley," and presents a great portrait of the craziness on the set of Last Tango in Paris co-star Maria Schneider announced that they got along "because we're both bisexual". But in only pages, she can't approach the complexity of her earlier work.
Brando: The Biography , by Peter Manso. The problem here is a matter of tone. You may not feel that Brando is that good as an actor. It is difficult to talk about genius, and it is difficult to analyze from whence it sprung. I prefer a more even hand.
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Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando [Stefan Kanfer] on Brando: The Biography . book arrived on time, in good condition. its ok read, but not a must, like the book written by Brando himself.
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His weight ballooned, and he refused to learn his lines. But the eccentric decay soon resumed. Why do the great ones so rarely have the capacity to handle their genius? Brando is not the first talent to invite the question — his contemporary Orson Welles preceded him on the path of brilliant promise, wobbly mature work and self-sabotaging obesity — but Stefan Kanfer helps establish him as the all-time Exhibit A. Brando arrived in New York in at the age of 19, a military-school dropout from a busted Midwestern family. His time at the New School is important and poorly understood. He learned much more from Adler, though she knew better than to take credit for his success.