ICC #18 – Oh No, Marlon Brando
Will and Justin tackle the myth, the legend, the god of pissing off directors. Do they have something new to say about a man most commonly called the ‘Greatest Actor of All Time’? Lets be honest, they probably don’t, but they’re going to talk about their ‘feelings’ about Brando anyway after watching Marlon’s only directorial effort One Eyed Jacks and Last Tango in Paris.
After pulling a bank heist in Mexico, the outlaw Rio (Marlon Brando) and his partner, Dad Longworth (Karl Malden), make a run for it, but Dad has bigger plans than freedom. He betrays Rio and absconds with the loot, and Rio ends up in prison. Years pass before Rio finally breaks free to enact his long-plotted revenge. Tracking Dad to California, Rio learns he’s become a sheriff — which is no deterrent — but when Rio falls for Dad’s stepdaughter, Louisa (Pina Pellicer), he has second thoughts.
Distraught following his wife’s suicide, American hotelier Paul (Marlon Brando) becomes transfixed by the beautiful younger Frenchwoman Jeanne (Maria Schneider) when he meets her by chance at an apartment both are attempting to rent. The couple begin an extended but purely anonymous sexual relationship in which they do not even tell each other their names, but it soon becomes clear that the couple’s deliberate level of disassociation cannot continue.
“You Rock My World” is a song by American singer Michael Jackson from his tenth and final studio album Invincible (2001) It was released as the lead single from the album on August 22, 2001 by Epic Records. This was his last song to top the charts during his lifetime.
“You Rock My World” peaked at number 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Jackson’s first top ten song in the United States in over six years, and his last in the country until “Love Never Felt So Good” (a duet with Justin Timberlake) hit number 9 in 2014. The track reached number one in France, Poland, Portugal, Romania, South Africa, and Spain. It also peaked within the top ten in Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.