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Listen to Me Marlon (2015)

Unrated | | Documentary, Biography | 29 July 2015 (USA)
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A documentary that utilizes hundreds of hours of audio that Marlon Brando recorded over the course of his life to tell the screen legend's story.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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With exclusive access to his extraordinary unseen and unheard personal archive including hundreds of hours of audio recorded over the course of his life, this is the definitive Marlon Brando cinema documentary. Charting his exceptional career as an actor and his extraordinary life away from the stage and screen with Brando himself as your guide, the film will fully explore the complexities of the man by telling the story uniquely from Marlon's perspective, entirely in his own voice. No talking heads, no interviewees, just Brando on Brando and life.

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Intimate. Explicit. Uninhibited. See more »


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29 July 2015 (USA)  »

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Lying for a Living  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$38,080, 2 August 2015, Limited Release

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$426,130

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$517,793
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A documentary made entirely out of archive footage and Marlon Brando's own words from recordings, confessionals, and self hypnosis. See more »

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Marlon Brando, Himself: There's something absurd about it. That people go with hard earned cash into a darkened room, where they sit and they look at a crystaline screen, upon which images move around and speak.
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Written by Max Richter
Performed by Max Richter, Louisa Fuller, Natalia Bonner, Nick Barr (as Nick Carr), Ian Burdge and Chris Worsey
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Brando on Brando
6 May 2016 | by See all my reviews

Listen to Me Marlon (2015)

**** (out of 4)

We are told that when Marlon Brando died in 2004 he left behind hundreds of hours worth of audio recordings that he made throughout his life. This rather unique documentary has Brando telling us his life story by using these audio recordings as well as some older interview footage.

Writer, director and editor Stevan Riley really did an amazing job here because it couldn't have been easy to take all of these audio recordings and put them into a "story" that it's clear and makes sense. The documentary covers Brando's early years with his parents and then gets into his movie career where it's clear the actor wasn't his fondest fan. Films like ON THE WATERFRONT, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, THE GODFATHER and LAST TANGO IN Paris get some great talk but there's also some great audio footage dealing with Brando's "lost" period in the 60s when he was basically just doing films for the money.

Brando's life had all sorts of bad things happen including the various issues with is son and daughter. Those sad topics are covered here as well as other issues including his battle over the treatment of Indians. If you're a fan of Brando then you're certainly going to love this documentary because, well, the actor was a rather private person and didn't give too many interviews so it was great getting to hear his thoughts on life, himself and of course the movies.


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