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Brando's Smile
Author: Susan Mizruchi

ISBN: 9780393082869
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 27 July 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.5 x 4.1
Description:
When people think about Marlon Brando, they think of the film star, the hunk and the scandals. Susan L. Mizruchi finds the Brando others have missed: the man who collected four thousand books; the man who rewrote scripts, trimming his lines to make them sharper; the man who consciously used his body and employed the objects around him to create believable characters; the man who used his fame to foster American Indian and civil rights. From Brando's letters, audiotapes and annotated screenplays and books - many never before available - Mizruchi gives us a complex person whose intelligence belies the school dropout. She shows how Brando's embrace of foreign cultures and outsiders led to brilliant performances in unusual roles, fostering empathy on a global scale. In portraying a fuller Brando, Mizruchi portrays a more fascinating man than the one we thought we knew.

About the Author

Susan L. Mizruchi, a professor of English at Boston University, specialises in American literature, cultural history and film. Her most recent work was The Rise of Multicultural America.

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