Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me
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Marlon Brando was something else. Close to fearless, conniving, even cruel but so complex. He had countless women fawning over him, but for some reason he never treated them all that well. Ther ...more
براندو را از کلاس های بازیگری می شناسم. از تحسین ها و ستایش های فراوان و از کنایه ها به پسر یاغی و بد هالیوود بودن. تنها ترین فیلمی که از براندو دیده ام پدر خوانده و آن دن کورلئونه معروف است اما در باره غالب فیلم هایش و حوادث زندگی اش اطلاعات کلی دارم.منتها براندوی این کتاب نه شباهتی به دانسته های من دارد و نه تشابهی با آن پسر بسیار خوش تیپ توی فیلم ها
براندوی کتاب بیشتر پسربچه ای است با هوش سرشار و روحی لطیف که تا آخرین دقایق عمر زخم طرد شدگی از سوی مادر را در دل دارد. گاهی به نظر می رسد که او ب ...more
این کتاب بیشتر بیان عقاید شخصی است تا بیوگرافی؛ براندو در این کتاب دیدگاه های سیاسی، اجتماعی ، هنری و خاطرات خود را با شخصیت های مختلفی که با آنها برخورد داشته (الیا کازان، مرلین مونرو، رابرت کندی ، چارلی چاپلین و....) را بیان می کند.
من در این کتاب شخصیت مارلون براندو را به صورت فردی کنجکاو، باهوش، منسجم، حقیقت جو و عدالت خواه یافتم. براندو در طول زندگی خود در دفاع از حقیقت و عدالت برا ...more
The publisher reportedly paid $5 million for this book but expects to recoup its investment; after all, this will be the only Brando autobiography available. Lindsey, who authored the prize-winning The Falcon and the Snowman, also helped Ronald Reagan when he faced writer's block over his autobiography. A 500,000-copy first printing.
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When Marlon Brando, playing Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront, bemoaned the fact that he "...more
The book is pleasant to read because it is simple in its nature. It does not try to fascinate you directly with exaggerated expressions. The first chapters could in fact be considered boring or very dramatic too. In the early pages Marlon describes his childhood. The troubles he had to cope with being a son of an alcoholic father. This part of the book seems rather sad and dramatic, but it is narrowed with great empathy and understanding.
The book gets mo ...more
A serious advocate for civil rights in the 1960s and Indian rights in the 70s; Brando was deeply involved with far left extremists in those decades... including the Black Panthers and the American Indian Movement. These involvements may have labeled him ...more
I've discovered that-through my admiration of certain musicians, actors, and fictional characters-I have a type. I like the proverbial "bad boy"s who are scarred and tortured beneath their tough facades. I'm fascinated by what makes them tick, by what motivates their actions, especially in regards to their relationships (or lack, thereof). So, naturally I was highly intrigued to read this book, which Brando penned(with some help) in the latter years of his life. I was interested to see what his ...more
I got the book from the library, so at least it wasn't overpriced for me. And the page count wasn't too heavy. So when I started reading it I was hopeful that this boo ...more
That said, it's a good read which focuses mainly on his movie career and his involvement with AIM and other activist groups. He certainly shows his ego in terms of his looks in this book, but he's a ...more
In ordinary life people rarely know exactly what they're going to say when they open their mouths and start to express a thought. They're still thinking, and the fact that they are looking for words shows on their faces. They pause for an instant to find the right word, search their minds to compose a sentence, then ...more
His self-deprecation is almost the most flagrant bragging I have ever read. He reveals only what he thinks you want to hear and no more. I know very little more about him than I have read in papers and magazines.
His bragging about the women he has had rivals that of Wilt Chamberlain and he is very critical of actors and others, all of ...more
Now that I have finished this book, I am a bit disappointed. I guess I would have preferred not to know anything about him, than to know that he was a womanizer and a drinker. Not a lot of insite to his live, I won't bother with autobiographies anymore of actors/singers/etc.
It sheds a lot of light on why he was the way that he was, what drove him, his passions, it is really wonderful! My current favorite!
Brando had a significant impact ...more