Why ‘The Godfather’s’ Words On Racism Are Still Relevant Today
By Joseph Milord
An innovative program has nearly eradicated the insects on the late actor’s private island, no pesticides or genetic engineering needed. Read more:
For more details click here https://www.criterion.com/films/28979-one-eyed-jacks?q=autocomplete
- New 4K digital restoration undertaken by Universal in partnership with The Film Foundation and supervised by filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
- New introduction by Scorsese
- Excerpts from voice recordings director and star Marlon Brando made during the film’s script development
- New video essays on the film’s production history and its potent combination of the stage and screen icon Brando with the classic Hollywood western
- PLUS: An essay by film critic Howard Hampton
Anna Kashfi, who married Marlon Brando in 1957 and gave birth to his first child Christian Devi Brando before divorcing the actor and engaging in a very public, very bitter custody battle, passed away last week. Rest in peace, Anna Kashfi.
More details here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/anna-kashfi-dead-marlon-brando-817560
If you’ve enjoyed photos of Marlon Brando from the mid 1950s (most notably on the sets of The Wild One and Guys and Dolls) you’ve no doubt enjoyed the fantastic photography of Mr. Phil Stern. A legend in the business of celebrity photography from Hollywood’s golden era, a google images search will take you down a rabbit hole of beauty to occupy a weekend (or better yet, check out his official website, philsternarchives.com). Hollywood aside, Mr. Stern was a decorated war veteran and a true artist far beyond the sparkling glitz of tinseltown. An inspiration if ever there was one. RIP Phil Stern.
Link to full Variety article: http://variety.com/2014/film/news/phil-stern-dead-photographer-1201379157/
“In 1964, Adams, an Assiniboine-Sioux, brought actor Marlon Brando to the Northwest to bring attention to native “fish-ins,” expecting him to fish illegally in solidarity with the tribes at Frank’s Landing near the mouth of the Nisqually. He got TV newsman Charles Kuralt to interview Mr. Frank’s father, but Brando ultimately was arrested on the banks of the Puyallup River. It would be another decade before U.S. District Judge George Boldt affirmed the tribes’ right to half of the fish harvest — and the nation’s obligation to honor the old treaties. In 1993, another court decision extended that affirmation to the harvest of shellfish.”