Listen to Me Marlon

Synopsis: With exclusive access to his extraordinary unseen and unheard personal archive including hundreds of hours of audio recorded over the course of his life, this is the definitive Marlon Brando cinema documentary. Charting his exceptional career as an actor and his extraordinary life away from the stage and screen with Brando himself as your guide, the film will fully explore the complexities of the man by telling the story uniquely from Marlon's perspective, entirely in his own voice. No talking heads, no interviewees, just Brando on Brando and life.
Director(s): Stevan Riley
Production: Showtime Networks
  Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 wins & 20 nominations.
 
IMDB:
8.2
Metacritic:
87
Rotten Tomatoes:
97%
Year:
2015
103 min
$249,756
Website
79 Views

as they went by

and try to analyze their personality

by just that flick.

The face can hide many things.

And people are always hiding things.

I was interested to guess

the things that people

did not know about themselves.

What they feel, what they think,

why they feel.

How is it that we behave the way we do?

What is the answer?

Is there any answer?

There is something

that you need very deeply.

Some kind of contact,

some experience

to give you a sense of fulfillment.

I had a great feeling of inadequacy,

that I didn't know enough,

that I didn't have enough education.

I felt dumb.

I became an actor

pretty much by accident.

I went to the New School

for Social Research,

which is an extraordinary institution

of learning.

My teachers were all Jewish,

because the New School

was a clearing house

for Jews that escaped from Hitler.

They were very respected people.

The cream of academia.

Control over your lives

begins with this class.

I studied with a woman

by the name of Stella Adler.

She was a fine actress,

a really wonderful actress.

The smell of the greasepaint

and lure of the theatrical experience

came out in her teaching technique.

The play has nothing to do with words.

You do not act words,

you act with your soul.

I was very shy when I was a kid.

Sensitive, very sensitive.

In the theater,

the actor is the boss.

It's against the nature of human life

to withdraw.

"Don't be afraid," she said.

"You have a right to be who you are,

where you are and how you are."

Be in a state of honesty up there.

Allowing yourself to feel things,

to feel love or to feel rage.

Speak out the thoughts

that are tormenting you.

Everybody's got a story to tell,

something they're hiding.

Do not bring anything

in the present

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Stevan Riley

Stevan Riley is a BAFTA and EMMY nominated British film director, producer, editor and writer. He was educated at the University of Oxford, where he studied Modern History. His films include Blue Blood (2006); Fire in Babylon (2010); Everything or Nothing (2012); and Listen to Me Marlon (2015). Stevan went to school in Dover, Kent, Dover Grammar for Boys. more…

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