Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Brando & Fugitive Kind - Finally saw it and wow. I cant imagine how this dint do well when it released in 1959. what a lovely film and what visceral performances by all. Brando simmers and Magnani is very good. Lumet directs it impressively and williams story is poignant.

The enduring image will Brando in a snakeskin jacket - he exudes charisma and raw sensuality. a potent combo.

This was the first film of Brando which failed at the boxoffice after 10 straight successes. I for the life of me cant figure why- it was a touching tale, but i think people expected it to be on the level of Streetcar, what with the Brando and Williams combo at play again. Idiots - the people i.e., nothing can be that level - Streetcar is the best ever, but Fugitive is very good.

For all those who have not seen it - watch this video and grab yourself  a DVD - fast. Marlon was the best by far.

1 comment:

Christian Doig said...

Of course, the snake skin jacket donned by Nic Cage in Wild at Heart is a hommage to the icon of Val Xavier. Brando is mesmerizing all the way, but the very first scene in the film is a stroke of genius, as he and only he could have done. His delivery of Tennessee Williams' words is literally out of this world!!! And the same scene has the trademark courtroom quality of Sidney Lumet's best work --no doubt about it.

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