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Listen to Me Marlon: EW review

Listen to Me MarlonHe died in 2004, but Marlon Brando’s 300 hours of audio recordings serve as narration for this unorthodox documentary on his life. The tone is...Listen to Me MarlonDocumentary, BiographyPT100MUnratedHe died in 2004, but Marlon Brando’s 300 hours of audio recordings serve as narration for this unorthodox documentary on his life. The tone is...2015-07-30

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Listen to Me Marlon

Genre: Documentary, Biography; Starring: Marlon Brando; Director: Stevan Riley; Release Date Wide: 07/29/2015; Runtime (in minutes): 100; MPAA Rating: Unrated

He died in 2004, but Marlon Brando’s 300 hours of audio recordings serve as narration for this unorthodox documentary on his life. The tone is both worshipful—justifiably, per film clips of his nuclear-wattage sexuality—and critical, examining family tragedies (including his daughter’s suicide) and his obesity. At one point he performs self-hypnosis for weight loss. And occasionally we see a pixelated version of his face (he had it digitized in the ‘80s) uttering raspy proverbs about fame. A wondrously sly, moving, odd portrait—perfectly befitting its subject. A