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...
Monday, July 31, 2006
Posted by KBR at 2:51 AM
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.
Posted by KBR at 11:22 PM
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.
Posted by KBR at 2:26 AM
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