Marlon Brando at home, photographed by Sid Avery, 1955.

Marlon Brando 

drunkandblogging:

Let’s talk about cinematography

The Godfather (1972)
Cinematographer: Gordon Willis
Director: Francis Ford Coppola

Michael Francis Rizzi, do you renounce satan?

I do renounce him. 

get to know me meme:
↳Favorite movies [6/10] — A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), dir. Elia Kazan

brandomarlons:

I don’t think that people generally realise what motion picture industry has done to the American Indian, as a matter of fact, all ethnic groups, all minorities, all non-whites. And people just simply don’t realise, just take it for granted that that’s the way people are going to be presented and these clichés are just, I mean on this network every night, well perhaps not every night, but you can see silly renditions of human behaviour, the leering Filipino houseboy, the wily Japanese, the kook or the gook, black man, stupid Indian. It just goes on and on and on. And people actually don’t realise how deeply people are injured by seeing themselves represented, not so much the adults, who are already inured to that kind of pain and pressure, but children. Indian children seeing Indians represented as savage, as ugly, as nasty, vicious, treacherous, drunken. They grow up only with a negative image of themselves and it lasts a lifetime. 

Marlon Brando on why Sacheen Littlefeather presented a speech on his behalf during his Best Actor win for The Godfather at the 1973 Academy Awards

 Nobody tells me what to do. You keep needlin’ me, if I want to, I’m gonna take this joint apart and you’re not gonna know what hit you.

The cat held by Marlon Brando in the opening scene was a stray the actor found while on the lot at Paramount, and was not originally called for in the script. So content was the cat that its purring muffled some of Brando’s dialogue, and, as a result, most of his lines had to be looped.

Prop newspaper from The Godfather (1972)

Marlon Brando photographed by Lisa Larsen, 1948.