With exclusive access to previously unheard audio archives, this is the definitive Marlon Brando cinema documentary. Charting his exceptional career and extraordinary life away from the stage and screen, the film fully explores the complexities of the man.
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A fascinating and unique document of Brando's musings and analysis of his own work and legacy is revealed in this fine documentary from Riley made up of Brando's left behind self recordings. The star's dissatisfaction with the gaining of fame and the losing of privacy is made clear as is his eventual loss of interest in craft over the financial aspects of film acting. Film clips are used sparingly but effectively.
Marlon put in images and words, not necessarily connecting. I enjoyed reviewing the career and its film clips, it's like the "Inside the actor's studio" that never was. There are entertaining quotes and you get to see that uncomfortable Oscar moment with the indian girl again. But really, guys, why did you liked this one that much? I'm gonna read.
An artful look at the life of an actor. The audio recordings are mesmerising and haunting. The story is told with a deft touch, capturing the essence of a man simultaneously fierce and vulnerable, both tough and intensely sensitive.
It is not a tell all or even a scavenger hunt for deep secrets of a troubled life, but an amazingly fractured insight into the heart and mind of one of the weirdest movie stars ever. It does not have the magnificent atmosphere of the recent "Montage of Heck" (the nearest comparison), but it feels much more authentic and magnetic.
This fascinating documentary recounts Marlon Brandos own journey into the "Heart Of Darkness",through his tape recordings,home movies,interviews,news footage and film clips.A journey which began with an unhappy childhood,moved on to an acting career where fame became a burden and ended in personal tragedy.Along the way he risked all to publicise the down trodden and prostituted his talent for lucre.To thyself be true
Easily the most unique and profound biographical documentary, using Brando’s recorded memoirs and a 3-D animated face he got digitized before passing. Very surreal, as if Marlon himself had come back from the dead to tell his story.