Marlon Brando, A Life In Film

Marlon Brando, A Life In Film

by Richard Schickel
     
 
Marlon Brando's career could have been made into an epic film. In the first act, he faces the drama of separation and departure from the community that nurtured him; in the next he overcomes a series of trials, leading to a victory of some sort; finally, he relishes a triumphant return and reintegration with the society from which he uprooted himself originally. It is

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Marlon Brando's career could have been made into an epic film. In the first act, he faces the drama of separation and departure from the community that nurtured him; in the next he overcomes a series of trials, leading to a victory of some sort; finally, he relishes a triumphant return and reintegration with the society from which he uprooted himself originally. It is interesting, and profitable, legendary film critic Richard Schickel argues, to consider Brando's career - from As Streetcar Named Desire to On the Waterfront to The Wild Ones – in that (spot) light. Here's his surprising tale.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016369914
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
02/14/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
825,149
File size:
3 MB

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Meet the Author

Richard Schickel is a film historian, filmmaker, and film critic. He is the author of 37 books and the director-writer-producer of dozens of films and television documentaries, largely about film makers and movie history. Schickel began his career as a film critic at Life in 1965 and served in a similar capacity at Time until 2009. He has held a Guggenheim fellowship, was awarded an honorary degree from the American Film Institute and the British Film Institute Book Prize, as well as the William K. Everson Award from the National Board of Review and the Telluride Film Festival's Silver Medal, both for his service to the film industry.

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