Magazine article The Nation

Susan Brownmiller: Marlon Brando

Magazine article The Nation

Susan Brownmiller: Marlon Brando

Article excerpt

Brando's in the window of the wine shop around the corner. Brando's got a bulbous wood matchstick square in the middle of his pouty lips. I figure the pose is circa Stanley Kowalski, the movie, because the forehead is lined and it would not have been lined in the Broadway Streetcar era. So this shot must be later, after The Men, when I first fell in love, or maybe after Zapata, when he put in the nose rings, and I began to experience serious doubt. But definitely before The Wild One, when he was already, in my opinion, running to fat and should not have been wearing a motorcycle jacket. Oh Marlon, how could you let yourself go like that? You coulda been... I liked his Marc Antony. I accepted his "friendship" with Wally Cox. But I do not admire On the Waterfront because of its retrograde political thinking, and I think the later works, including Tango and Godfather, are gross. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.