Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando by Stefan Kanfer

Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando by Stefan Kanfer

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Marlon Brando will never cease to fascinate us: for his triumphs as an actor as well as his disasters; for the power of the screen portrayals he gave. This title examines each of Brando's films. It brings into focus Brando's self-destructiveness, his lifelong dissembling, his deeply ambivalent feelings towards his chosen vocation.

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Marlon Brando will never cease to fascinate us: for his triumphs as an actor ("On the Waterfront", "The Godfather", "Last Tango in Paris"), as well as his disasters; for the power of the screen portrayals he gave, and for his turbulent, tumultuous personal life. Seamlessly intertwining the man and the work, Kanfer takes us through Brando's troubled childhood, to his arrival in New York in the 1940s, where he studied with the legendary Stella Adler, and at the age of twenty-three became the toast of Broadway in "A Streetcar Named Desire". Kanfer expertly examines each of Brando's films - from "The Men" in 1950 to "The Score" in 2001 - making clear the evolution of Brando's singular genius, while also shedding light on the cultural evolution of Hollywood itself. And he brings into focus Brando's self-destructiveness, his lifelong dissembling, his deeply ambivalent feelings towards his chosen vocation, and the tragedies that shadowed his final years. This is a never-before-seen portrait of one of the most extraordinary talents of the twentieth century.

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SKU GOR003309796
Title Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando
Author By (author) Stefan Kanfer
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 368
ISBN 10 0571244130
ISBN 13 9780571244133
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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Marlon Brando will never cease to fascinate us: for his triumphs as an actor ("On the Waterfront", "The Godfather", "Last Tango in Paris"), as well as his disasters; for the power of the screen portrayals he gave, and for his turbulent, tumultuous personal life. Seamlessly intertwining the man and the work, Kanfer takes us through Brando's troubled childhood, to his arrival in New York in the 1940s, where he studied with the legendary Stella Adler, and at the age of twenty-three became the toast of Broadway in "A Streetcar Named Desire". Kanfer expertly examines each of Brando's films - from "The Men" in 1950 to "The Score" in 2001 - making clear the evolution of Brando's singular genius, while also shedding light on the cultural evolution of Hollywood itself. And he brings into focus Brando's self-destructiveness, his lifelong dissembling, his deeply ambivalent feelings towards his chosen vocation, and the tragedies that shadowed his final years. This is a never-before-seen portrait of one of the most extraordinary talents of the twentieth century.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR003309796
Title Somebody: The Reckless Life and Remarkable Career of Marlon Brando
Author By (author) Stefan Kanfer
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Paperback
Publisher Faber & Faber
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 368
ISBN 10 0571244130
ISBN 13 9780571244133
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No