Somebody: the reckless life and remarkable career of Marlon Brando

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Alfred A. Knopf,
Pub. Date:
c2008.
Edition:
1st ed.
Language:
English
Description

Actor Marlon Brando is perpetually fascinating, both for the power of the characters he portrayed and for his tumultuous personal life. Bestselling biographer Stefan Kanfer seamlessly intertwines the man and his work to give us this illuminating appraisal.

Kanfer takes us from Brando's troubled childhood to his arrival in New York in the 1940s, where he studied with the legendary Stella Adler and became, at age twenty-three, the star of Broadway in A Streetcar Named Desire. He offers a detailed analysis of each of Brando's films, showing the evolution of Brando's singular genius, and brings into focus his ambivalence toward his craft as well as the tragedies that shadowed his last years. What emerges is a definitive life of an iconic artist whose work forever altered the landscape of show business.

Also in This Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9781400042890
9781982487065
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID e05cc7cb-d4cd-3c4b-1f16-a4234fb2d0b6
Grouping Title somebody the reckless life and remarkable career of marlon brando
Grouping Author kanfer stefan
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-09-01 04:30:52AM
Last Indexed 2019-09-16 04:23:53AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Durán, Armando.
author Kanfer, Stefan.
author2-role Durán, Armando.|Narrator
hoopla digital.
author_display Kanfer, Stefan
available_at_longmont Longmont Public Library
detailed_location_longmont Longmont Adult Nonfiction
display_description In an insightful portrait of an iconic artist, the author of The Eighth Sin interweaves Marlon Brando's tumultuous personal life with his remarkable acting career as he documents the actor's troubled childhood, stage and film work, self-destructive nature, often contradictory attitude toward his craft, and the tragedies that marked his final years.
format_category_longmont Books
format_longmont Book
id e05cc7cb-d4cd-3c4b-1f16-a4234fb2d0b6
isbn 9781400042890
9781982487065
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
hoopla:MWT10026395 Online Hoopla Collection Online Hoopla eAudiobook Audio Books 1 false true Hoopla https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10026395?utm_source=MARC Available Online
ils:.b2399275x .i30528768 Longmont Adult Nonfiction 791.43028 Brando KAN 1 false false On Shelf lgnfa
itype_longmont hardcover book
last_indexed 2019-09-16T10:23:53.278Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_longmont 791.43028 Brando KAN
owning_library_longmont Longmont Pulblic Library
owning_location_longmont Longmont Public Library
primary_isbn 9781400042890
publishDate 2008
2009
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
hoopla:MWT10026395 eAudiobook Audio Books Unabridged. English Blackstone Publishing, 2009. 1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 51 min.)) : digital.
ils:.b2399275x Book Books 1st ed. English Alfred A. Knopf, c2008. xiii, 350 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_longmont
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b2399275x .i30528768 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true 128, 1, 129, 2, 3, 131, 4, 132, 5, 133, 6, 7, 135, 8, 136, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46, 67, 68, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 92, 93, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127
subject_facet Actors -- United States -- Biography
Brando, Marlon
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Biography
title_display Somebody : the reckless life and remarkable career of Marlon Brando
title_full Somebody : the reckless life and remarkable career of Marlon Brando / Stefan Kanfer
Somebody : the reckless life and remarkable career of Marlon Brando [electronic resource] Kanfer, Stefan.
title_short Somebody :
title_sub the reckless life and remarkable career of Marlon Brando
topic_facet Actors
Brando, Marlon
Motion picture actors and actresses