Listen To Me Marlon is quite the serious affair because it deals with the life of a rather tortured soul, one who succeeded in finding purpose and meaning but also had what was perhaps more than his fair share of personal tragedy.
Written and directed by Stevan Riley, Listen To Me Marlon is a documentary that features Marlon Brando’s own audio recordings. Recordings that tell his story combined with interesting photo and video footage.
Focusing on Brando’s work and touching on his relationship with his parents, his father particularly, we’re presented with insight into the celebrated actor’s childhood. We get to know more about Brando’s journey to acting and everything else that makes the man we’ve come to know of and whose work we continue to enjoy and celebrate today.
Listen To Me Marlon will probably surprise you in a few ways. You may, like I was, find yourself thinking about the giant task of parenthood and how difficult it can be – especially when your own parents are / were quite far from ideal. I loved the wisdom of the movie, including Brando’s views on introspection and self analysis.
Stevan Riley’s documentary will make you glad that you made time to learn more about one of the greatest actors to ever do it. Not just because of the wise and revealing words from Brando himself, but because of the knowledge that though not perfect, Marlon Brando was quite the admirable human being.
Happy Film Loving 🙂