Sunday, June 2, 2013

Marlon Brando: Hollywood's Classic Leading Man for June

Marlon Brando (as if you couldn't tell)
I've decided to try something new this summer, or rather, something old. Every month through August, I will pick a classic leading man. I will watch his films and write posts accordingly for each one that I see. Some may be only a few paragraphs long or they may be veritable essays of adoration depending on my mood and the impression I got from the film.

Yes, I am beginning with a favorite of mine, but that's not necessarily bad. Who knows, if this works and I enjoy it, I may keep it up indefinitely, branching out even for classic leading ladies. But for the month of June, I chose Marlon Brando.

Ahhh, Marlon Brando, was there ever a more perfect specimen of a man? When people hear his name, they immediately envision the classic Francis Ford Coppola film, The Godfather, and they would be quite right that Marlon's role as Vito Corleone is ground-breaking. However, Marlon acted for at least two decades before The Godfather came into existence. So, while I may write a post on Coppola's triumph, I am mostly going to revisit his films from the 50s and early 60s, those magnificent drool-fests of male perfection that I will love until my dying breath.

Which shall I watch first? Hmm, you'll have to wait and see. I'll just rifle through my 15 or so Brando films and pick one at random. Maybe I'll do eenie-meenie-minie-moe. Expect a post within the next few days!

All my posts done for Marlon Brando in June 2013. :)
  1.  A Countess from Hong Kong 
  2.  The Wild One
  3. Sayonara
  4. A Streetcar Named Desire
  5. On the Waterfront
  6. Guys & Dolls

2 comments:

  1. Can't say I'll know what you're talking about half the time, but I look forward to reading it. ;)

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