A Good Read

The Cajun Boy posted about this a long long time ago and I’ve just recently had the time and inclination to sit down and read the whole thing. It’s a fantastic article written by Truman Capote about Marlon Brando in 1957 for The New Yorker. The really amazing part, coming from the perspective of someone who grew up mostly in the 90s, is exactly how honest Brando is in the article. Not to say that celebrities nowadays aren’t ever honest… but there’s definitely a different quality to Brando’s honesty here. He allowed quotes to be printed that I don’t think most of the big Hollywood celebrities now would ever even mutter for fear that some media outlet would get their hands on it. And while they might not paint him in the most impressive light, they definitely make you feel as though you understand him a little better, know him a little better. The article as a whole makes you dislike and sympathize with him all at once. It’s incredible.

If you want excerpts, click the link I’ve given for The Cajun Boy’s post about this. After having read the article, I can’t really think of any better bits to use than what he already did. Or, just go read the article. It’s called The Duke in His Domain.

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