Review: Listen To Me Marlon

  There is no doubt Marlon Brando was one of the most brilliant acting talent of our time! Director/Screenwriter Stevan Riley gives us the greatest gift of all by allowing us to witness a master class in humanity and acting with The Godfather himself - Marlon Brando.

Listen to Me Marlon sheds light on the artist and the man. Charting Brando's exceptional career and extraordinary personal life with the actor himself as guide, the film explores his complexities, telling the story entirely in his own voice. No talking heads, no interviewees: just Brando on Brando.

Like most celebrities, we feel as though we know their whole story, but we only have the opportunity to scratch the surface. Marlon Brando was an activist against those whose voices were muffled in American and abroad, Black Americans, Indians and Tahitians. He used his status to shed light on these injustices at the risk of placing his own mortality in jeopardy.

His goodwill would soon be eclipsed by his womanizing, family tragedies and eccentric behavior as he became older in a business that doesn't embrace age or loss of good looks.

About 30 minutes too long, it was enjoyable and I wouldn't have traded that experience for anything in the world. Listening to Brando lit a fire under my butt creatively and I will forever be grateful for that master class in the dark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgoFFzy0z8k