Marlon Brando Film Tribute on TCM starts Tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Robert Crawford, Jul 4, 2004.

  1. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    29,449
    Likes Received:
    4,814
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    On July 10th, Turner Classic Movies will show the following Marlon Brando films:
    • On the Waterfront @ 8:00 p.m. ET
    • The Wild One @ 10:00 p.m. ET
    • Superman: The Movie @ 11:30 p.m. ET
    • The Teahouse of the August Moon @ 2:00 a.m. ET
    • Julius Caesar @ 4:15 a.m. ET

    Marlon Brando Film Tribute Schedule

    I will leave this thread sticky until July 11th, as a reminder to the membership.







    Crawdaddy
     
  2. Cees Alons

    Cees Alons Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 1997
    Messages:
    19,316
    Likes Received:
    289
    Real Name:
    Cees Alons
    You guys have all the luck!

    Never seen The Teahouse of the August Moon, opinions differ apparently according how you take that movie.
    And Julius Caesar should be on DVD asap (I only have a VHS copy) period.


    Cees
     
  3. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    29,449
    Likes Received:
    4,814
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert
    Cees,
    I thought "The Teahouse of the August Moon" was pretty funny, but I've read the Broadway play was better. It was just weeks ago that I watched "Julius Caesar" again on TCM and I thought Brando was great as Marc Anthony.

    Anyhow, I'm somewhat disappointed that TCM is not showing more than 5 films of Brando on the 10th.








    Crawdaddy
     
  4. Haggai

    Haggai Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2003
    Messages:
    3,883
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, I would have liked to see One Eyed Jacks in there, which I've never seen before, and The Young Lions so I could re-visit that one.
     
  5. Robert_eb

    Robert_eb Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2001
    Messages:
    965
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm a bit disappointed in TCMs selection of films for his tribute.

    I liked Superman but this was not a Brando film. Why not show A Streetcar Named Desire which catapulted him as a great actor?
     
  6. Steve Felix

    Steve Felix Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2001
    Messages:
    618
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks, looks like I will FINALLY get around to On the Waterfront.

    Superman is an odd choice, but it will bring in a different set of people who might stick around for the others.
     
  7. Adam Lenhardt

    Adam Lenhardt Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2001
    Messages:
    17,072
    Likes Received:
    1,792
    Location:
    Albany, NY
    Being from a younger generation, it's the Brando film I know the best. And while he doesn't dominate the running time, his presence colors everything else that happens in the film. His speech to the baby Kal-El ranks perhaps the best of any in the superhero genre.

    That said, I also question the absence of Streetcar... Is it not a Warner-owned film?
     
  8. Cees Alons

    Cees Alons Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 1997
    Messages:
    19,316
    Likes Received:
    289
    Real Name:
    Cees Alons
    One-Eyed Jacks is one of my favorites. It's a western with a difference. As far as I know the only film Brando ever directed. Also, there's some similarity between his role in that film and in The Chase (and many differences). Perhaps The Chase isn't a western, strictly speaking, but it feels like one.

    I strongly recommend both. (The Chase is the 1966 Arthur Penn movie, NOT any other!) Both have some fine actors:
    Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Slim Pickens, Elisha Cook Jr. in One-Eyed Jacks. Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford, Angie Dickinson, Robert Duvall, James Fox in The Chase.
    To mention a few.


    Cees
     
  9. Chris

    Chris Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 1997
    Messages:
    6,788
    Likes Received:
    0
    It's good that they are showing these.. too many came to know Brando only by very recent films (Dr. Moreau; The Freshman; Don Juan DeMarco, etc.)
     
  10. Raasean Asaad

    Raasean Asaad Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2002
    Messages:
    962
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Chase has been playing a lot on Cinema 10 on voOm
     
  11. Jason_Els

    Jason_Els Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2001
    Messages:
    1,096
    Likes Received:
    0
    A Streetcar Named Desire has been playing rather frequently on TCM so I think that's why they chose some more obscure titles.

    It's a shame Julius Caesar is on so late. Brando doing Shakespeare is phenomenal. An enormous suprise and absolutely riveting. I can't wait to get this on DVD.
     
  12. Robert Crawford

    Robert Crawford Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 1998
    Messages:
    29,449
    Likes Received:
    4,814
    Location:
    Michigan
    Real Name:
    Robert

    That's why some of us have Tivo and better yet a DVD Recorder.[​IMG]





    Crawdaddy
     
  13. Jason_Els

    Jason_Els Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2001
    Messages:
    1,096
    Likes Received:
    0

    Some of us can't afford those at the moment. [​IMG]
     
  14. Nick Totoro

    Nick Totoro Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2003
    Messages:
    98
    Likes Received:
    0


    I thought the same thing, especially given his rather relatively limited screen time. It's much more a vehicle for Christopher Reeve. Why Superman and not The Godfather is puzzling to me.

    Nick
     
  15. Bill Williams

    Bill Williams Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 28, 2003
    Messages:
    1,699
    Likes Received:
    0
    I guess it's because with Brando aboard, that gave the film an ultra-seriousness to it that it could have missed. Not only that, but Brando's role in it (and in the scenes he filmed for "Superman II" which remain unreleased to this day) commanded the first big mega-paycheck in Hollywood. He got $3.7 million for 13 days' work on the two films, then turned around, sued the WB for using his image in licensing promotion on the film, and got another $14-$15 million as a result.

    But they should have also picked some of Brando's other films to show his diversity. Too bad that they're for other studios, but they are good works nonetheless: "Guys and Dolls", "Last Tango in Paris", and his seminal classics "A Streetcar Named Desire" (whoever else portrays Stanley Kowalski will have a huge pair of shoes to attempt to fill in Brando's consummate portrayal), "The Godfather" (a must), and even his "Godfather"-style spoof in "The Freshman".
     
  16. RobertR

    RobertR Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 1998
    Messages:
    9,694
    Likes Received:
    164
    Does TCM have access to the Paramount library?
     

Share This Page