Tuesday, December 26, 2006

This Xmas my present to myself is - The Marlon Brando Collection. Am getting it tomorrow and I can't wait to see -

  • Mutiny on the Bounty (have seen it once only). I love this film and it is the best of the Bounty movies by far. brando is exquisite in this film.
  • Julius Caesar - an all time classic with one of the greatest screen moments, the Friends, Romans speech by Brando. (again have seen it once only)
  • Reflections in a Golden Eye - Never seen it, from what i have heard it boasts of one of Brando's great acts. Elizabeth Taylor to boot, and under the helm of John Huston. Will be a great treat.
  • Teahouse of the August Moon - Brando as a japaneese who totally hoodwinks Glen Ford in a delightful comedy. (again have seen it once only)
  • The Formula - Brando in 3 scenes pitted against another great talent in George C. Scott. The film has been universally panned, but still want to see him, deliver the great line that i have heard so much about - We are the Arabs.

It is definitely going to be a great new year for this brandofan.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

One Eyed Jacks is a trio of aces.
Saw it last evening for the 2nd time and was blown away by the fact that it is not like a shoot em up western but allows for the characters to build their stories. One of the most beautiful movies to look at.

Brando shines as an actor and does a remarkable job directing the film. there are touches in everyone's performance which seem like they have been made up at that very instant, a typical brando trademark.

Brando looks great and his line - "dont be doin her like that", in the saloon is an absolute delight. the menace that he conveys by just saying it dead pan, is chilling...

The story is that brando and malden rob a bank in mexico and are on the run, brando stays back to stall the mexican law enforcement people, while Malden goes to get fresh horses. Malden decides not to go back ( a beautiful scene which shows how money blinds all) and keep the loot for himself.

Brando is imprisioned and breaks out after 5 years and goes looking for revenge. Malden has become a sheriff and has married a mexican and has a step daughter (pinna pellicer - beautiful). Brando comes back and plays Malden saying that nothing happend to him...then the sotry unfolds.

Has a whiplashing scene which has to be seen to be believed. A brilliantly acted and directed western. Was a box office hit but could not be termed so outright coz brando's inexperience behind the camera made the shoot linger on and on...

he took time to make the film but it was well worth the time. A great supporting cast - with Ben Johnson deleivering a cracker performance.


Its a pity he dint direct more often...

Wednesday, November 15, 2006


Brando's screen deaths have had a lasting imapct on our socio culture. Out of 40 odd movies Brando has died 11 times. Some of those deaths are legendary - Don Corleone dies while playing with his grandson (the orange peel in the teeth) - The Godfather, Col. Kurtz is butchered by Willard - Apocalypse Now, Paul shot - Last Tango in Paris, etc. The list is endless...

My personal favourite is when William Walker is stabbed on the Quemada port - Burn. The film beings on the port and ends on the port and the look on brando's face and the way he succumbs to his wound is heart renching.

He made dying look awesome.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Bed Time Story gets a bad rap from critics and everyone, its brando's attempt at slapstick comedy and he is a revelation.

Brando, Niven conning ladies out of their money is a hilarious film and if the premise seems familiar to audiences, - yes this movie was remade as Dirty Rotten Scroundrels with Michael Caine and Steve Martin. Both are good films, but i prefer the Brando vehcile.

Watch it, its not an all time great film but a nice comedy which makes u laugh with its tomfoolery.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

When you have a movie with 2 of the very best actors of all time and mix that with one of the most lovable stars ever and even then when you mention the movie to an average moviegoer he gives you a dumb look can be very unsettling.

The Young Lions - Marlon Brando, Montogomerry Clift and Dean Martin. Yes Marlon and Monty + Deano in a cracker of a WW2 film and not many people have heard of it today.

The movie was a huge hit when it released in 1958 and is considered a classic, but has your average joe seen it, don’t bet on it.

Needless to say that it is one the best WW2 films ever and it tells the story from both the American and German viewpoints. Brando plays an upright NAZI officer who believes Hitler will bring pride to the German people. Little by little he realises that NAZI policy is evil and how the human being in Brando's character cannot live with the NAZI policies.

MONTY plays an American Jew who joins the army and how he is subject to racism in the army. Deano is his friend in the army. Brilliantly shot with great acting needless to say. This is thought provoking movie which clearly highlights that when it comes to acting, BRANDO is definitely the biggest LION. Brando and Monty never meet in the film but the 2 story’s run parallel to each other.

Watch it at the earliest and to savour great stars and great actors all coming together in a great movie, which is just not about bombs and bullets but human emotions.

The lions roar in style!!!

Friday, September 08, 2006

Brando's top 10 acts:
Terry Malloy - On the Waterfront, Paul - Last Tango in Paris, William Walker - BURN, Don Corleone - The Godfather, Stanley Kowalski - A streetcar named Desire, Col. Kurtz - Apocalypse Now, Carmine Sabitini - The Freshman, Maj. Penderton - Reflections in a Golden Eye, Marc Anotony - Julius Caesar, Ian Mckinsey - A dry white season.

Diverse roles, spread across in his career, broke a lot of ground with those performances and set benchmarks which have yet to be matched.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

With which male co star did Brando have the best chemistry??
The contenders: - Karl Malden - On the Waterfront, Anthony Quinn - Viva Zapata, Red Buttons - Sayonara, David Niven - Bed Time Story, Yul Brynner - Morituri, Al Pacino - The Godfather, Jack Nicholson - The Missouri Breaks, Mathew Broederick - The Freshman, Jhonny Depp - Don Juan DeMarco.

The interesting part is that 3 out of the above won Oscars as best supporting actors in the mentioned films opposite Brando.

My take would be Broderick - The Freshman as they both seemed like they were having lots of fun. Liked each and the fun element showed up on the screen.

Male bonding between a 66 year old and a 28 year old. All that in the backdrop of a spoof on the godfather...wow!!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Have said this before and will say it again, for those getting a sense of deja vu, tough!!

Reclusive Brando is now becoming very visible Brando. Bio Pic being planned (Hopkins to star as the older Brando), his last film back on track - Citizen Brando and all the major Studios are issuing DVDs of his films. And to top that there is going to be another auction of his memorabilia.

Now what am I looking most forward to is purchasing the DVD of BURN and reliving Brando's self professed greatest performance. I saw it when I was about 18 and was blown over; want to see if it is true that BURN just gets better with time.

Gillio Pontercorvo, Ennio Morricone and BRANDO, 3 masters, 1 great motion picture.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Brando can sing!!
Guys and Dolls is proof. One of the all time great musicals and the biggest box office hit of 1955, has Brando as the main lead and he is ably supported by THE VOICE - Sinatra. Now only a mad man will say that Brando is a better singer than Sinatra, but to give Brando his due he sang well and carried of the role brilliantly...like wise only a mad man will say Sinatra is a better actor than Brando.

Guys and Dolls is a very important film in Brando's career. It is the first light hearted movie he made. All his movies before this were heavy dramatic stuff. This is the first movie where Brando is having fun and what fun it was.

Great songs, great acting and great stars...GUYS and DOLLS is 4 star entertainment all the way.

It also proves his range, which other actor ever can say that they went from a paraplegic soldier to a loutish blue collar worker, to a Mexican revolutionary, to Shakespeare, to a rebel biker, to a washed out boxer / dockhand, to Napoleon etc....

Guys and Dolls, watched it for the umpteenth time and loved it...

Wednesday, July 12, 2006


Brando and his chemistry with his female stars is a topic on which there is not much to be said as Brando in his 40 odd outings acted with the same leading only twice. Jean Simmons in Desiree' and Guys and Dolls.

Both movies were commercial box office hits. The former was not lapped up by the critics while the critics loved the latter.

So i would say that he liked working with Jean Simmons and they definitely had chemistry.

Vivien Leigh, Kim Hunter, Eva Marie Saint, Angie Dickinson, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, Maria Schneider etc are the most notable of leading ladies that he has worked with and yes there was chemistry with them, except for Loren.

My personal favourite Brando co star would be Angie Dickinson in The Chase. The looked very comfortable with each.

Brando is the exception that he had a legendary career and din't have a constant leading lady unlike Spencer Tracey - Katherine Hepbrun,
Erroyl Flynn - Olivia DeHavilland, Humphrey Bogart - Lauren Bacall etc.

Says a lot for the man's talent and career, that he did it on his own steam without the benefit of having a much adored leading lady to support him.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Superman Returns and Brando is his inner voice offering him advice.
Marlon Brando's voice is the moral guiding force for the new Superman, whenever our caped crusader is in doubt about his role in society; Brando is there on hand to dish out some wisdom...
The Brando footage is great to see and the movie as a whole is good fun. Is it better than the original? NO, but it still is a good ride for 2 hours+.

The best part is that Brando's voice sounds terrific and one can nearly visualise Brando on screen just by hearing his voice.
See it to not only our favourite superhero's return but also for the return of Brando.

Monday, June 26, 2006

The reclusive Brando is now the Prolific Brando...
Superman Returns and so does Brando and thats not all, Brando's last film that he was working on before his death is being completed - Citizen Brando, Big Bug Man should be out sometime this year and the BRANDO biopic is being developed and Anthony Hopkins is part of the cast to portray the older Brando..that will be out next year...

A treat for Brando fans and cinema by large...

Monday, June 19, 2006

Question - Why do we (viewers) have an eternal debt to pay to Marlon Brando?
Answer - James Dean, Paul Newman, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Dustin Hoffman, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beaty, Al Pacino, James Caan, Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton, Susan Sarandon, Jon Voight, Sean Penn, Jhonny Depp, Leonardo Dicaprio, Edward Norton...the list is endless, but these are some of the iconic performers who would not have been as effective if not for BRANDO, and the magic spell that he weaved.

Acting would be lesser for it; emotions would not be as real, scary, and raw.
Infact Brando changed acting not only for those who followed but also his predecessors, (Cary Grant, Anthony Quinn, their performances post Brando are more natural, real and this is what they themselves say).

And here is looking to the next great actor and in some way he will be influenced by GOD himself…

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Brando's worst ever:
Yes the man had his share of turkeys, and they were big ones...
Island Of Dr. Moreau - A mad scienctist who clones half human half animal beings...brando is interesting to watch, as he ups the ante on eccentriticy. val Kilmer does his best brando impersonations, the movie has become a cult classic because it is BAD...very BAD. Brando won a Razzie award (the worst actor OSCAR equivalent).

Free Money - A walrus like moustache covers brando' s face. A sadistic warden is Brando who does his own thing. The movie is unwatchable, though the cast is stellar - Brando, Charlie Sheen, Mira Sorvino etc.

Countess of Honk Kong - The last movie directed by Charlie Chaplin, Brando and Sophia Loren as the lead stars. A romantic comedy on the high seas, it looked like a movie form the 1930s. A slow comedy with very few laughs. Chaplin has made better, much better.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Marlon Brando – The Original Comeback KID…

There have been various comebacks in the history of films; Travolta with Pulp Fiction is the most recent big comeback, but not the biggest ever…

Brando the biggest movie star in the world from the time of Streetcar (1951) till Bounty (62), no question about it, the man who had it all, genius like talent, charisma of a supernova and looks of Adonis....then it all went downhill according to most of the critics in the 60s.

This is not considering the fact that he was still doing good work, not great but most definitely good, not the trash that columnists / critics of that era have us believe. Good work which flopped at the box office. Most of the movies are getting second notices and now are being reevaluated - Reflections in a Golden eye (where Brando plays a closet homosexual - much before Brokeback Mountain), Burn (his personal favourite performance), Morituri (probably the only action film Brando did), The Chase etc.
But they all flopped till the comeback…

Comeback 1 – The one which the world knows by heart…

THE GODFATHER (1972) and Tango in (1973), the greatest comeback - period!! He did movies only for big paychecks after this but was still brilliant in Missouri and absolutely mesmerizing in Apocalypse NOW.

Then he disappeared for 9 years and then wham another great 1 -2 punch.

Comeback 2 – The one which the world forgets…

1989 - A Dry White Season, where Brando proves to all why he is the greatest. As a caustic lawyer in South Africa who is fighting against Apartheid but knows that it is futile, he makes the courtroom dance to his tune. Brilliant act, nominated for Best Supporting Oscar.

1990 - The Freshman, where he does a spoof of his most famous role and what a film and performance.

Brando is back again, to prove why he is the best there ever was and will be...The difference between the 2 comebacks is that the first happened after Brando had been termed a has-been by all the major studios and was basically a BIG NO NO for the big studios. A faded icon that is finished…

The second comeback happened at Brando’s terms, where he has nothing left to prove and is coming back on his own terms, as the legendary icon, still king of the jungle

For a man who hates acting which he did, he still was the best in it…

Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Missouri Breaks - A western unlike any you have ever seen!!

Marlon Brando and Jack Nicholson team up and deliver one helluva of a film. The Missouri Breaks is an intelligent, eccentric western where Arthur Penn calls the shots and has the good sense to let the 2 main leads do what they want and basically give the viewer a ride they will never forget.

Brando's first movie after the double impact of Godfather and Tango and Nicholson fresh from his triumph in Cuckoos Nest. Breaks bombed at the box office, coz it is not like any Western ever made. There are no redeemable characters in this movie, everyone of the main characters is bad / strange and eccentric.

Nicholson plays a rustler, who robs ranch owners of their horses. One of the big ranchers hires a Regulator to kill the ranchers - Regulator Brando (Lee Clayton), the most eccentric person to walk the wild west. Brando's character is as sadistic as they come. A man who kills for pleasure and has the most strange habits, bird watching, hunting rabbits with strange weapons, singing songs on his lil guitar in the wilderness, having lilac foam baths...

Some critics lambasted Brando's performance as his accent keeps changing, there were also some critics who thought Brando was Brilliant!!! Marlon Brando just eats up the scenery and is so amazing, that one cannot look at anything when he is on screen, yes even Nicholson, cant grab your attention.

The scenes featuring the 2 leads are worth the price of a ticket. Both the lead actors are taunting each other and it is amazing to watch them improvise...It is a beautiful movie to watch as the picturesque Montana looks really inviting.

A cracker of a movie, not your usual shoot em up westerns, but a movie where characters do a lot more talking and a lot less shooting. Witty dialogue throughout make it a great treat...

Nicholson says of the movie - that he was terrified of working with Brando as he knew that Brando was in a different league altogether...Brando does steal the movie, but Nicholson has his moments…the best scene according to me is the one where Brando and Nicholson meet up, and Brando shoots cabbages – Brilliant!!
The Missouri Breaks is a must watch and it just keeps getting better with every viewing...cant imagine why it dint do well…

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

3 to Tango Club:
Marlon Brando, John Travolta and Julia Roberts are the only 3 stars ever who at their peak, had all the major roles of their time sent to them by various producers, directors and studios.

Quentin Tarantino made this comment in of his interviews and this is so very true for Brando throughout his career.

Brando - the roles he was the first choice for:
Rebel Without a Cause - James Dean's role
Ben Hur - Charlton Heston
Lawrence of Arabia - Peter O'Toole
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid - Robert Redford
Tucker: The Man and His DreamTucker: The Man and His Dream -Jeff Bridges
Ryan's Daughter

Thursday, May 18, 2006

The spoken WORD from Brando is a part of the world culture. Marlon Brando has uttered some of the greatest dialogues in the history of Cinema. These words have defined a generation, have become a part of our everyday lives and the effect still lingers and mesmerizes.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
Stellaaaaaaa, hey Stellaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa (AFI top 100 list)
Every man's a king and I am the King around here.

The Wild One (1953)
Jhonny what u rebelling against?
Jhonny (Brando) - Whattya Got!!

Julius Caesar (1953)
Shakespeare's words but Brando said it best - Friends Romans Countrymen...

On the Waterfront (1954)
I coulda been a Contender, instead of a bum. (No. 3 on the greatest lines ever spoken on American Film Institute’s list)
Do it em, before they do it to you.

The Godfather (1972)
I'll make him an offer, he can’t refuse. (No. 2 on the greatest lines ever spoken on American Film Institute’s list)
A man who does not spend time with his family is not a man.
This war stops now!!
Never let anyone outside the family know what you are thinking.

Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Horror, the Horror...

The Freshman (1990)
If this is college, I dint miss much.

Only Humphrey Bogart has as many immortal lines. Brando and Bogart, maybe it’s the letter B...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

BRANDOFAN's 10 best BRANDO films -

On the Waterfront (1954) - Jack Nicholson describes it as the height of any age. Winner of 8 Oscars. Brando's greatest performance, according to the director of the movie ELIA KAZAN, the greatest performance by an American actor ever. Most famous for the TAXI CAB scene and the "I coulda been a contender speech". Inspired countless movies, closer home - Deewar (the dock sequences), Parinda and the frame to frame copy GHULAM. A dock worker develops a conscience and fights the waterfront mafia. An all time classic.

The Godfather (1972) - Arguable the greatest movie ever made. U have to be living on Pluto if u have not seen it. Brando was in it for 45 minutes but his presence dominates the narrative throughout the 3 hour film....I' ll make him an offer he cant refuse, you can act like a man, Tell your don what everyone seems to know, this war stops now, I am a superstitious man, nothing personal just business, don’t ever go against the family... the list of the immortal lines is endless.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) - Swept the Oscars, everyone of the main performers won the golden boy, but Brando lost out to BOGART. The most impactful performance in the history of film went unrewarded at the Oscars. A southern drama based on Tenessee Williams Pulitzer prize winning play first introduced Brando to the world on Broadway in 1947, ran for 2 years and then the movie happened. 1951 is the year when a common phrase entered the world of cinema - Before Brando and After Brando. As a loutish Stanley Kowalski, Brando kept everyone riveted and infact took some of the sympathy away that the viewer must have felt for Blanche Duboise (Vivien Leigh).
Stellaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, scorched itself into our everyday lives.

Last Tango in Paris (1973) - One half of the greatest comeback's 1-2 punch. A performance that was autobiographical. So real that it made audiences cringe. A middle aged ex pat in Paris, begins a sexual affair with a 19 year old French actress. Nameless sex, raw primal, with the famous/infamous butter sequence. The film was a harrowing portrayal of a man breaking down in front of our very eyes. One of the most beautiful movies to look at, all the scenes look like a painting. Bernado Bertolucci outdid himself as a director

Apocalypse Now (1979) / Redux (2001)
Based on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkeness, this is ride which haunts you for ever. As Francis Ford Coppola put it, this movie is not about Vietnam, it is Vietnam. Brando is there only in the last 15 minutes of the film, but his presence dominates right from the beginning when his voice is played on the recorder. Captain Willard (Martin Sheen) is sent on a mission to terminate a renegade Col. Kurtz’s command with extreme prejudice. Kurtz has gone solo, rockers, is running his own private war. Brando’s trance like performance is brilliant and each word, look, move is epochal. Blows you away completely.

The Freshman (1990) - Already have a post on it, one of the all time great comedies. Period.

Julius Caesar (1953) - Brando as Marc Antony, this is Shakespeare at its most exciting. Brilliant cast with James Mason as Brutus, Sir John Gielgud as Cassisus. Brando shines and how. The friends Romans countrymen scene is CLASS.

One-Eyed Jacks (1961) - The only movie Brando directed after he sacked Stanley Kubrick. A classic western revenge tail, which portrays characters as not all pristine white and jet black, but in shades of grey. Beautifully filmed, brilliantly acted, did respectable business at the box office but because it was so expensive (courtesy an inexperienced Director Brando), could not be termed an outright hit. A mature western where the spoken word counts for more than the bullet. Has one of the most brutal beatings on screen ever, where Brando gets tied up and is whipped by Karl Malden. On the Waterfront and THE CHASE are the other movies where Brando is beaten to pulp. A cult film today and a great one at that. Brando's original cut was 5 hours long and those who have seen it, say it was sheer art. The studio took over the film and the editing and Brando dismissed the film completely.

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962) - Brando at the height of his stardom, took this movie after refusing David Lean's Lawrence of Arabia. The movie where he was unfairly blamed for everything. Brando had his share of mood swings but the studios were to blame for the long production schedule which went on and on. Talking about he movie, a remake of the GABLE, Laughton - Mutiny on the Bounty. Brando is exquisite, excellent as a foppish Fletcher Christian and is very funny and brilliant. The movie has been criticized unjustly, as according to me it is the best of the bounty movies. Trevor Howard as the tyrannical Captain Bligh and an upcoming Richard Harris, make up the cast. Was nominated for Best Picture Oscar, dint win it. Flopped badly and Brando's bad luck at the box office began.

The Young Lions (1958) - A WWII movie told from both sides of the war. Brando plays a NAZI who realizes that his ideal GERMANY has messed up. Montgomery Clifyt as American Jew in the army and Dean Martin a draftee who wants to get out - form the American side of the story. The 2 sides never meet, till the climax but the movie is brilliant for the acting, the message. The Americans are fighting the NAZIS because they are anti Semite, but even then they cannot get rid of their own anti Semitic feelings towards Monty Clift's character. Brilliantly acted, and a huge box office hit.

Monday, May 15, 2006

Only THE GODFATHER could have have been SUPERMAN's father and again open doors...

Brando played Jor EL to Reeve's Superman in 1978 and will do so again to Brendan Routh in 2006. It was a historical part becuase he became the highest paid movie star EVER for getting nearly 4 million USD to play a role of not more than 10 minutes. Taking inflation into account he still is.

This started a trend of big names in the histronic department and stars accepting roles in comic book films.

There would be no Jack Nicholson (joker) in BATMAN, Al Pacino, Warren Beatty in DICK TRACY, if there was NO BRANDO in SUPERMAN. Gave comic books legitimacy and opened doors for acting heavy weights to have some fun on the job.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

How did brando revolutionize film / stage acting?

This is not a write up on the method school of acting, not qualified to do that. What i can write about is my experience of cinema. Few film scenes which are their own proof about Brando changing acting.

Jack Nicholson - Five easy pieces.
The scene where Jack explodes at the waitress for not having the food that he ordered and sweeps the plates and menus from the table, a legendary scene, which shocks us for the sudden violence that erupts...brilliant but inspired from A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, where Brando wipes the table clean, unexpected violence.

View both the scenes and you can clearly see the influence of Brando on nicholson....the ability to pounce like a tiger / go off like an automatic machine gun and leave the others stunned is all Brando. The Brando sequence is even more legendary in its impact.

Robert Deniro - Raging Bull.
The best film arguably of the last 25 years. Deniro gives a visceral performance, the weight gain etc...the impact. Then the punchline when Deniro playing Jake LaMotta, impersonates Brando playing Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront. That is just not play acting, but an ode to the original from his biggest follower and reminds the viewer of the impact of Brando. In the SCORE, one can clearly see deniro is in awe of Brando and is caught off guard by Brando's reactions in the scenes featuring them, especially where they are discussing the scheme and the money involved, what Brando does is pick up a mug or something and speak into it like a its a speaker and u can clearly see deniro was not expecting that. Brando pulled it out of thin air...like magic.

James Dean – Rebel without a Cause.
You are tearing me apart, the way it is said by Dean to his parents, is all Brando. The pain, anguish, the delivery, everything is all Brando.

Nicholson said it best – Brando gave us (actors) our freedom.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

The best godfather moment:
All of us have seen it, have enacted the scenes in front of mirrors, tried our best to mumble the lines and have marvelled how the MAN did it. My favourite moment in the godfather is when DON Vito Corleone comes to a broken down TOM HAGEN and tells him - to tell his don what everyone else seems to know. From then on THE GODFATHER who was indisposed because of the assasination attempt on him, takes charge - THIS WAR STOPS NOW!!

Other favourites::

the chats that Brando and Pacino have when they discuss how things could have been different, the grandchildren reading the funny papers (comics), and how pacino comforts brando by saying dont worry. The mantle is being passed.

The obvious ones are - santino's shooting, the opening sequence of the requests to the godfather on his daughter's wedding. the film is full of them.

Everything about the godfather is now a part of our daily lives and we alla re the better for it.

Monday, May 08, 2006


Happened to see THE FRESHMAN over the weekend for the umpteenth time. It is one of Brando's all time greats and proves once and for all that the man was capable of everything. This is a comedy, a movie which has you in splits.

for those of you who have not seen this film, it released in 1990 and the plot is as follows: Mathew Broderick comes to new york and joins a film school as a frshman. within 21 minutes of him landing in new york he is robbed of everything by a delightful Bruno Kirby (the yound clemenza in godfather 2). Well Broderick happens to see Kirby a couple of days later and confronts him. Kirby tells him that he will make up for the pain he has caused Broderick and takes him to meet his uncle - Carmine Sabitini (marlon brando).

You all will be asking what is so interesting about this. Well here goes, Carmine Sabitinis is the man on whom DON VIT CORLEONE is based one. Brando is spoofing his most famous role ( according to American FILM Institute the greatest character of all time). The film is full of godather jokes and is downright clever and hilarious. Brando and Broderick jam well with each other. There is a scene where brando ice skates and it is like god ice sakting.

what is remarkable about this film is that one of the all time classics is being spoofed, the chances of it being horrible are huge as the bulls eye is small and very far, but brando and the director hit it smack in the middle.

one of my favourite films with a classic one liner from brando - when he visits broderick in the college hostel - if this is college, i dint miss much.

for those who have not seen it, catch it, its an intelligent comedy.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Marlon Brando will be back on the silver screen in 2006.

Giving advice as JOR EL to the new superman and a voice over for an old animated lady in the Big Bug Man.

The man who changed everyhting about acting will be unleashed to a whole new virignal generation of cinemagoers.

I cant wait.

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