Marlon Brando

  • Marlon Brando

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    people believe Marlon Brando was the greatest actor of the 20th century. His life was filled with wonderful, interesting, but also encountered troubling times. Marlon Brando was a rebellious boy who later grew up to be known as the “world’s greatest actor.” Marlon Brando was born on April 3rd 1924 in Omaha Nebraska. Marlon Brando had a pretty tough childhood. Brando was the youngest out of three children. Brando had two sisters, Jocelyn and Frances. His parents are Marlon Brando Sr. and Dorothy

  • Marlon Brando

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    Marlon Brando was born on April 3rd 1924, in Omaha, Nebraska, the third and last child of Dorothy Pennebaker Brando and Marlon Brando, Senior. He had two sisters Jocelyn and Frances and was descended from Irish immigrants. In 1935, his parents separated, and his mother moved with her three children to Santa Ana in Orange County, California. Two years later, in 1937, his parents were reconciled again, and the family moved to Libertyville, Illinois, north of Chicago near Lake Michigan. (Bosworth,

  • Actors and Actresses of the 50s: Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn, Marlon Brando, Grace Kelly, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Bing Crosb

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    TV show, and the “I Love Lucy” TV show. But the most important thing about the entertainment in the 50s was the actors and actresses. Through out the 50s there were hundreds of actors and actresses. To name a few Vivien Leigh, Audrey Hepburn, Marlon Brando ,Grace Kelly, Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, Burt Lancaster, Bing Crosby, Dorothy Dandridge, Judy Garland, Elizabeth Taylor, and Doris Day. Each of these performers have received Oscars nods for their played roles. Audrey Hepburn was born on

  • Godfather

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    who at the beginning of the film wants nothing to do with his family’s business until the attempt on his father’s life. For the remainder of the film it shows how the family tries to survive in this world of greed and seduction. Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) is the head of his own crime family with a reputation for being honorable and possessing wisdom. He is married to Carmela “Mama” Corleone and the couple has four children. Fredo Corleone (John Cazale) is the oldest who craves respect from his

  • The Cold War Examined

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    of why some witnesses deemed it proper to name names before Congressional committees. Director Elia Kazan did appear as a cooperative witness before HUAC, and the film may be interpreted as a justification for his actions. Thus, Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) decides he must inform on his former friends in a corrupt waterfront union led by Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb, who may represent the Communist party and the policies of Joseph Stalin.) In the context of the pressure put on Hollywood by HUAC to

  • A Right to Privacy

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    therefore, must be protected fiercely. As Marlon Brando once said: “ Privacy is not something that I’m merely entitled to, it’s an absolute prerequisite.” ( It is only with continued education, and a more informed populous, the nation can be assured that this right will continue to exist. Works Cited Abramson, Larry, and Maria Godoy. "The Patriot Act: Key Controversies." NPR. NPR, 16 Dec. 2005. Web. 20 Feb. 2014. Brando, Marlon. "Marlon Brando Quote." BrainyQuote. Xplore, 2001. Web

  • Youth Rebelliion In The 1950s

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    the black people. Young people were breaking away from the ways of life and conservative attitudes, habits and past times of their parents and defining themselves through music. Marlon Brando and James Dean came to be cult idols. Marlon Brando starred in “The Wild One”, made in 1954 about a rebel bikie gang. Marlon Brando plays Johnny, the leader of the bikie gang. In essence he expresses the values and the life style the youth aspired to. The things that aroused outrage among parents in these movies

  • Essay On The Waterfront

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    Lee Strasburg and Harold Clurman and began directing his first plays. In this politically outspoken acting troupe, Kazan took his first leaps toward his eventual greatness. In 1947, Kazan founded the Actor's Studio, alma mater to actors such as Marlon Brando and James Dean. The studio became known for its support of the "Method" acting approach: a new style that called for the complete emersion of the actor in his role; famous playwright and friend of Kazan, Tennessee Williams lauded students of the

  • The Godfather

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    released, The Godfather was nominated for ten Academy Awards, and won three: Best Picture, Best Actor (Marlon Brando), and Best Adapted Screenplay. The film was adapted from the best-selling novel, with the same name, by Mario Puzo (Mast & Kawin, 332). The film takes place in a ten-year span between 1945 and 1955. It follows the Sicilian family headed by Vito Corleone who is played by Marlon Brando; Corleone is also the godfather or head of the Corleone Crime Family. Coppola’s film is not the first

  • Personal Narrative - Football...and Musicals?

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    draft of the revelation. As he heartily laughed at me, he asked "Can this be? Can the fact that Michael Jacobsohn is both an academic and football colossus and a lover of musicals be reconciled?" I replied, "The bald, fat Marlon Brando of Apocalypse Now is the same Marlon Brando in Guys and Dolls. Just as Kurtz and Sky Masterson are one and the same, so does my love for musicals reconcile itself with the other facets of my personality. It is unwise to stereotype, just as it is unwise to typecast."

  • Stanislavski's Method Acting

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    formed: system acting. One of his students, Stella Adler, followed in his footsteps, and went on to teach this system to many students of her own. She largely taught actors of the 1950s, but two of her most famous pupils were Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando, both famous celebrities of the 1950s (Penny). Monroe went on to play several variations of the “dumb blonde” character; two of such characters were Sugar Kane Kowalczyk in the movie Some Like it Hot, and Lorelei Lee in an earlier film, Gentlemen

  • Apocalypse Now vs Heart of Darkness

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    Darkness. Coppola’s casting of Marlon Brando as the eccentric army major forced Kurtz’s character to take on the burden of Brando’s infamous weight problems. As a result, Kurtz was transformed from an emaciated, sickly old man to a powerful, overweight, middle-aged soldier. This transformation has been noted by many critics, most significantly Roger Ebert, who stated in a review of the recently re-released Apocalypse Now, “In the film, Kurtz is portrayed by Marlon Brando, the father of American method

  • Closer look at the Actors, and Behind the Scenes Information on the Popular Film, Grease

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    Danny’s peer pressure with his reunion with Sandy, however is anything but joyous – although Danny is secretly delighted to see Sandy he realizes that an overt display of joy will look bad in front of his friends so he plays it cool and lives up to Marlon Brando and the James Dean attitude on life. (Info) John Joseph Travolta, born and raised in Englewood, New Jersey USA, landed the role in the touring company of Grease the musical at the age of 18 and then on to Broadway were he stared in “Over

  • Analysis Of The Use Of Lighting In The Godfather

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    the scene. We can now see part of the back and side of the Godfather, (Marlon Brando) but still we have only a slight highlight on his side, and no detail. Now the man gets up and moves to Brando’s side, and he too is in complete shadow; we can only really make out the fact that there are two figures present here, no more. Then the shot changes as the man leaves the Godfather’s side, and it is a revealing frontal MCU of Brando. This shot is lit much more than the previous shot. Where the other shot’s

  • Family 's Influence On The Movie ' The Godfather '

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    New York who, like many immigrant families, struggle to maintain the traditions of their country of origin (in this case, Italy). And like every family in America close to 50 years, had its leader, the head of the family, his head Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando), which is not only the leader of your family as is also the crime boss all over the country. Its main activity is to ensure the safety of their "friends" doing favors ethical nothing, not legal. During the wedding of her daughter Constanzia "Connie"

  • The Origins of Jeans

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    scholarships at the University of California, Berkeley. Even nowadays, he is praised as both ‘an honourable businessman and a generous philantropist’ (Downey 7). Even though the heyday of jeans is usually associated with stars like James Dean, Marlon Brando, or Marylin Monroe, it was in fact the hardworking labourers, who sparked off the whole trend of wearing them. As already mentioned, it was the durability of the material and the strengthening rivets, which made jeans a must-have piece of every

  • Comparing Apocalypse Now and Heart of Darkness

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    similar. The idea of company man turned savage, of a brilliant and successful team-player, being groomed by "the Company" for greater things, suddenly gone native, is perfectly realized in both novella and film. In the film, Kurtz is portrayed by Marlon Brando, the father of American method actors, who lends weight (both physically and dramatically) to the figure of the megalomaniacal Kurtz. Brando's massive girth is all the more ironic for those familiar with Heart of Darkness who recall Conrad's description:

  • Post World War Two Native American Culture And Lands Were Destroyed By The Federal Government

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    gaining the imaginations of not only Natives but White Americans as well . The occupation also received a substantial amount high profile support from mainstream religions and celebrities, with guests like Marlon Brando and Jane Fonda, who were both avid supporters of Civil Rights, with Brando being heavily involved in the “Fish Ins” a few years previous and Fonda arguing progressively for Alcatraz to be given to the Indians of All Tribes. This mass popular support explains why many believe the occupation

  • The Blue Jean as Cultural Metaophor

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    teenage rebellion. 7[7] In A Streetcar Named Desire (image 2a), for example, Marlon Brano’s jeans can be seen as his protest again conformity, as if he were amending society at large by altering his pantleg. While the scuffed knees of Brando’s leg symbolize a working-class social position, the rest of his ensemble (such as his cap and leather jacket) makes it clear that the jeans are an intentional fashion statement; Brando does not wear these pants due to his social positioning, but rather due to

  • Analysis of On the Waterfront

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    The director, Eliza Kazan, in collaboration with Budd Schulberg wrote the film’s screenplay. Based on actual dockside events in Hoboken, New Jersey, On the Waterfront is a story of a dock worker who tried to overthrow a corrupt union. Marlon Brando superbly portrays the character of Terry Malloy. He is a young ex-prize fighter, now a dock worker given easy jobs because his brother is the right-hand man of the corrupt union boss Johnny Friendly. After Terry unwittingly allows himself to be

  • Native American Stereotype Representation

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    film industry.” (Griffiths, 108) In the 45th Academy Awards presented on March 27, 1973, an American Indian civil rights activist named Sacheen Littlefeather, presented a speech on behalf of actor Marlon Brando, who refused to take the Oscar award for his performance in “The God Father”. Marlon Brando refused his award, because he did not want to participate in the false depictions of American Indians by the film industry, such as in television shows and movies. “The first principle I would propose

  • Labeling Theory and Its Impact

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    published a photo of a drunken biker collapsed on his bike and surrounded by a bunch of beer bottles. The amplification or the event was further sensationalized in the Marlon Brando movie “The Wild One”. “In 1954, the club adopted its skull ‘Charlie’ and the crossed pistons logo. The logo was adopted from the colors worn by Marlon Brando in the movie” (Abadinsky, 2013:236). Over time these clubs have gone from “wild” to criminal mad. Yet, “ outlaw bikers view themselves as nothing less than frontier

  • The Godfather the Movie

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    The Godfather the Movie THE GODFATHER, made in 1974, details the Corleone crime family in Manhattan during the mid 1930s. The Don, Vito Corleone, played by Marlon Brando, leads his organization against a relentless narcotics push by a rival family, the Sollozzos. Vito Caleone does not want anything to do with drugs because he believes they will be the downfall of the Mafia. The story, covering a ten year time period, offers a rich tapestry of Mafia life from the inside, drawing the audience

  • Jeans And The American Culture

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    88). It was Marlon Brando, who appeared in the 1947 Broadway show of Tennessee Williams’s A Street Car Named Desire. In his character of Stanley McDonald, Marlon Brando displayed this new trend Ballard put together. At the time men of all ages were falling for the young starlet Marilyn Monroe. Her “casual demeanor and her disregard for her own beauty” is what made her so appalling. In most films Monroe was featured in, “blue jeans were a recurring costume” (Sullivan 94). Monroe and Brando inspired

  • Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now: A Comparative Analysis of Novel and Film

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    similar. The idea of company man turned savage, of a brilliant and successful team-player, being groomed by "the Company" for greater things, suddenly gone native, is perfectly realized in both novella and film. In the film, Kurtz is portrayed by Marlon Brando, the father of American method actors, who lends weight (both physically and dramatically) to the figure of the megalomaniacal Kurtz. Brando's massive girth is all the more ironic for those familiar with Heart of Darkness who recall Conrad's description:

  • James Dean

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    always at odds with the world around him. That world was the post World War Two generation. It was the same one that spawned the iconic, misunderstood, rebellious Marlon Brando, the fiery sullen method actor who was and perhaps still is a legend. It was the generation to which Elvis Presley would lay down the soundtrack. Yet unlike Brando, who was idolised by Dean or Elvis who in turn idolised Dean, James Dean's short life was curtailed by a crash in a fast motor car. James Dean never grew old.

  • Francis Ford Coppola

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    exactly what he wanted from them, and did not give up until it was as he had expected. Some of his setbacks in Apocalypse Now support this opinion. He wanted every part to be performed perfectly. It is because of this that he allowed a conflict with Marlon Brando to arise. Coppola rewrote the end of the script, to suit Brando’s weight gain and personality. It is circumstances such as these, where Coppola demonstrates his flexibility that allows him to be such an extraordinarily successful director. This

  • Good Art Essay

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    as shown in the Hagens Human Cadavers Exhibition, in a museum may be distasteful to some yet fascinating to others. A few artists may even go the extra mile such as marlon Brando who, in order to make the scene more realistic, “raped” the lead actress for one of the sex scenes in the movie Last Tango in Paris ("I Felt Raped by Brando"). Can these actions be justified because it is performed with justification that it is art? Some would disagree because they think it is morally wrong, since art is

  • Verisimilitude

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    should do everything they do that way. Movies have to have quality and integrity because they have such a tremendous influence on the world and on people.” (Coppola) Works Cited Apocalypse Now. Dir. Francis F. Coppola. Perf. Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando. Paramount Pictures, 1979. DVD. Bram Stoker's Dracula. Dir. Francis Ford Coppola. Prod. Francis Ford Coppola. By James V. Hart. Perf. Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, and Anthony Hopkins. Columbia Pictures, 1992. DVD. Brody, Richard. "What It Takes to

  • America's Involvement in Vietnam

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    accepting America’s positive involvement. Works Cited Green Berets, The. Dir. John Wayne and Ray Kellog. Perf. John Wayne, David Janssen, and Jim Hutton. Warner Brothers, 1968. (Rated : G) Ugly American, The. Dir. George Englund. Perf. Marlon Brando, Sandra Church, Eiji Okada, Pat Hingle, and Arthur Hill. Universal, 1963 ( Not Rated )

  • Heart of darkness

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    your horizions and you want to read something deep and thought provoking, this classic novel is for you. Just make sure to get that dictionary out - you're going to need it. Also see Apocalypse Now, the motion picture starring Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando, which was based on Heart of Darkness. Title: Heart of Darkness Author: Joseph Conrad Review by: CL2 Kain Lagos

  • Apocalypse Now, Apocalypse Forever

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    itself, as well as creating a deeper rift between it and the source material. Marlon Brando, who portrayed Kurtz, fed the fire of deep confusion where the script was concerned. Both Heart of Darkness, and Milius' original script, as well as Coppola's later interpretation of these, called for the character of Kurtz to be a frail, sickly, and dying man. Brando, however, refused to get into shape as Coppola had requested. Brando was in fact so fat during filming that he was shy about it (Behr). Coppola

  • Racism And White Privilege : Ethnography Of Racism

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    story of his kidnapping and death. The Hollywood Reporter also interviewed White-British-actor, Joseph Fiennes regarding backlash over him playing Michael Jackson in a project titled “Elizabeth, Michael and Marlon,” based on the alleged road trip that Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jackson and Marlon Brando took from New York City to Los Angeles after the September 11 terrorist attacks. African American isn’t the only group to suffer from Hollywood’s whitewashing, Native Americans and Asians have an equally

  • On the Waterfront

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    Claustrophobic and enclosed by a tight frame to symbolize Friendly’s restrictions – the notorious cab scene is the climax of the film. Love, regret, pride, desperation and sacrifice – a coil of emotions are expressed by the enchanting chemistry between actors Brando and Steiger and the silent tension pervading the scene. It is the melancholy crescendo in Bernstein’s sweeping string music, which prognosticates Charley’s impending sacrifice and dramatizes both Terry’s shame and Charley’s guilt for the fact that

  • Theo James Biography

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    actress with perfect figure and stunning legs. But, they are not married yet. James believe that days are not far for gay action hero to entertain the audiences and interpreted "Divergent" as an gay allegory movie. Theo's favourite actor are Marlon Brando, Paul Newman and Steve Mcqueen and his favourite movie is Shine (1996). This adorable and sexy guy is adventurous too. He is a certified scuba diver and also enjoys doing deep sea diving and cliff jumping. In a recent interview, Theo said that

  • Similarities and Variations in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocolypse Now

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    curiosity and solidity that makes the journey into the heart of darkness an exciting story to witness. Works Cited Conrad, Joseph. Heart of Darkness. New York: Knopf, 1993. Print. Apocalypse Now. Dir. Francis F. Coppola. Perf. Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando. Paramount Pictures, 1979. DVD.

  • Treatment of Female Sexuality in Last Tango in Paris

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    took place as well as when the film was created. To begin, the treatment of female sexuality in the masterpiece of a film, Last Tango in Paris. Last Tango in Paris, or Ultimo tango a Parigi, was directed by Bernardo Bertolucci in 1972. Starring Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider, it is a tragic film at it’s core, yet still an epic emotional experience. The fusion of Italian, French, and Western film is an impressive display, yet it still retains the beauty and underlying tragedy of classic Italian cinema

  • Comparing the Dramatic Presentation of Act 3 Scene 2 in the 1953 Film Version with Shakespeare's Text

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    has called the crowd 'Romans' and 'Countrymen' so when he says he loved Rome more, it could be interpreted that he is subtly saying he loved all the citizens as a whole more than Caesar. The 'more' is the word that is emphasised by Marlon Brando in the film version, so that Rome sounds more important than Caesar. Following this, he uses a rhetorical question to make the crowd agree Caesar should have been killed. They have to agree; otherwise they would condemn themselves

  • Waterfront Symbolism

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    Waterfront, demonstrates the reoccurring theme of importance of individual integrity in a corrupt society through character development, narrative structure, and costume employed through mise-en-scéne. The character of Terry Malloy, portrayed by Marlon Brando, proves to present himself as a very complicated individual within the film. While being surrounded by a variety of strong influences, Terry is forced to make complicated choices that permanently alter his psyche as well as mental outlook on his

  • Who Is The Best Boxer Of All Time?

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    African-Americans who were facing lots of discrimination and were fighting segregation. Ali also participated in The Longest Walk, a protest march in the United States in support of Native American rights, along with singer Stevie Wonder and actor Marlon Brando in 1978. In 1972 he had gone on the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, which inspired Ali in a similar way that it did to Malcolm X, meeting people of different colors from all over the world giving him a different outlook and greater spiritual awareness

  • Views on the Vietnam War Expressed in the Films "The Ugly American" and "The Green Berets"

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    are destined to be trapped in a prolonged war. Works Cited Green Berets, The. Dir. John Wayne and Ray Kellog. Perf. John Wayne, David Jannsen, and Jim Hutton. Waner Brothers, 1968. Ugly American, The. Dir. George Englund. Perff. Marlon Brando, Sandra Church, Eiji Okada, Pat Hingle, and Arthur Hill. Universal, 1963.

  • Michael Jackson : A Star Of Stars

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    He was raised by his parents along with 8 other siblings who lived in a two bedroom house. Despite the poor living conditions Michael and his siblings exhibited strong talent for music at the early age. With his brothers Tito, Jackie, Jermaine and Marlon he founded The Jacksons 5. The group instantaneously achieved popularity mainly due to the charisma and voice that Michael had. Soon after he realized his potential and increasing number of followers, Michael began his solo career along with his attachment

  • Media And Literature : The Rulebook Of Manhood No One Asked For

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    masculinity has been present in various media throughout past generations. "Numerous films that have been released by Hollywood can be said to have influenced a number of definitive masculine models. A cluster of films from the 1950s, starring Marlon Brando, James Dean, and Montgomery Cliff all had enormous influence on the style and look of masculinity. In the 1960s, films that featured Paul Newman, Clint Eastwood, and Steve McQueen took this influence in other directions" (Moss, 2012, p. 24). Though

  • Influence On The Beatles Influence

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    created the visual album in Sgt. Pepper’s Band of Lonely Hearts. “The cover shows the Beatles as bandsmen surrounded by effigies of several dozen historical figures, living and dead, including Karl Marx, Marilyn Monroe, W.C. Fields, Oscar Wilde, Marlon Brando, Bob Dylan, Mohandas K. Ghandi, Shirley Temple, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Albert Einstein”, (Crawford 492). In this album the band was creating music by another, imaginary band, outside of themselves. A political example of the Beatles, or John

  • Apocalypse Now

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    Apocalypse Now This film, from 1979 was directed by Francis Ford Coppula and starred Martin Sheen (Capt. Willard) and Marlon Brando (Col. Kurtz). The film takes place during the 1970's in the middle of the Vietnam War. Coppula was rewarded for his hard work by winning the Academy Award for cinematography. The story is based on the novel "Hearts of Darkness", by Joseph Conrad. The book and film depicts Capt. Willard in the middle of the Vietnam searching for Col. Kurtz, who has gone mad and

  • American Cinematographer Gordon Willis

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    Godfather switch often from, for example, a brightly lit wedding to a menacingly dark room, both reflective of the action taking place at that point in the film. Willis' aggressive use of minimal lighting on the eyes of Don Corleone, played by Marlon Brando, is still referenced today. The customary ways of Hollywood at the time were to keep the face of the actors, most especially the eyes, in the light. The Hollywood routine was not a good enough reason for Willis to keep Brando's eyes visible. Nor

  • The Techniques Used by Bartle, Bogle and Hegarty to advertise Levi's

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    The Techniques Used by Bartle, Bogle and Hegarty to advertise Levi's From the mid 1950's onwards, jeans have been especially associated with particular types of male American youth heroes, including James Dean, the young Marlon Brando, and their sixties followers - heroes who have become symbols of the youth and rebellion in almost all Western cultures. Before World War Two jeans were worn as men's work wear, so that workers had something comfortable to wear but after

  • Then and Now – The Face of the Cosa Nostra

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    by other Italian people and Sicilian traditions and he tried to convey as much reality as possible, thus, he hired the main actors who were born in Sicily or were grown up in Sicilian neighbourhoods in the US. The main actors were Al Paccino, Marlon Brando and Robert De Niro. Coppola’s films contained insertion of Sicilian language and the views of Sicily. He also used many Sicilian Mafia signs like “Sicilian message”, which is delivered with the inherent item of the target and raw fish – it usually

  • Ethical Judgments Limit the Methods Available in the Production of Knowledge

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    influence interpretation. The movie Last Tango in Paris that was released in 1973, contained a sex scene in which the director, Bernardo Bertolucci, had the actors perform live in front of the camera. The director believed that by having the actor, Marlon Brando, perform a sexual act on Maria Schneider live, that the scene would look more real. This scene wasn’t in the original script, and the director added the scene later on, and only told the actress right before filming the scene. Both the actor and

  • The Taboo in Tennessee Williams´ Literature

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    finally brought to the Silver Screen. Unlike many others, Williams got lucky and was able to work with some of the greatest directors and actors of all time, such as Joseph Mankiewicz, Elia Kazan, Elizabeth Taylor, Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh and many others. In order to allow his works to be on screen certain parts of the films had to be censored; some more than others. “By the late '50s, public standards of morality were loosening, and filmmakers were pushing the boundaries