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Listen To Me Marlon Review

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The story of the movie legend as told by himself.

★★★★

This singular documentary is narrated by its own subject, a real coup for Stevan Riley (Fire In Babylon), who obtained exclusive access to the private tapes Marlon Brando recorded for decades. It’s a must for anyone interested in acting for the ‘notes to self’ Brando made about specific roles and films (“Everybody feels they could have been a contender”). Abundant clips (and an unnerving, digitally duplicated Brando) accompany his memories, insights on fame and rambling self-analysis. There is delight and distress in equal measure: for his talent, mischief, waywardness, for the disillusionment and tragedy of his later years. Unique.

There is delight and distress in equal measure: for his talent, mischief, waywardness, for the disillusionment and tragedy of his later years. Unique.

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