Posted July 06 2004 - 03:50 AM
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".
"I have in my heart what it takes to run with the big dogs in this life, and nobody can say otherwise."
"Attention all personnel. Tonight's movie is a holdover from last week and will be shown right after supper, which is also a holdover from last week."