LAST TANGO IN PARIS
1972, Park Circus/MGM, 136 min, France, Italy, Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci

Marlon Brando gives one of the finest performances of his career in a sensual exploration of the dark night of one man’s soul - a movie that sent shockwaves through not just the motion picture industry but society at large when it was initially released and continues to generate controversy to this day. Expatriate American Paul (Brando) tries to exorcise the demons unleashed by his wife’s suicide with the erotic assistance of young waif Jeanne (Maria Schneider). But there’s no escape and Paul’s lovemaking brings him neither the desired relief nor intimacy, something that is ruthlessly charted in director Bernardo Bertolucci’s erotic masterpiece.


REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE
1967, Warner Bros., 108 min, USA, Dir: John Huston

Director John Huston’s adaptation of Carson McCullers’ weird Southern Gothic has NATIONAL VELVET’s Elizabeth Taylor all grown up, married to Major Marlon Brando but horsing around with married neighbor Brian Keith. Repressed Brando’s hung up by manliness, particularly in the form of private Robert Forster, who likes to ride bareback on Liz’s prize stallion. Co-starring Julie Harris.


THE NIGHTCOMERS
1971, AVCO Embassy Pictures, 96 min, Dir: Michael Winner

Marlon Brando stars in this audacious prequel to Henry James' TURN OF THE SCREW, which examines the events leading up to the deaths of Peter Quint and Ms. Jessel, and the steady descent into evil experienced by the children in their care.


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