Oscar contender “Listen to Me Marlon,” developed by Showtime and produced by John Battsek’s Passion Pictures, delivers a fascinating, multi-faceted portrait of Brando that’s narrated by Brando himself—using never-before-heard audiotapes from his vast archives. Brando talked to himself, essentially, throughout his career, often as part of his preparation for roles, from “On the Waterfront” and “The Godfather” to “Last Tango in Paris.”
Passion Pictures and writer/director/editor Stevan Riley also animated a digital mask of Brando created for “Superman” to deliver some of Brando’s dialogue. The movie immerses us in Brando, takes us inside his head. We feel we know him in a way we never did before.
“Listen to Me Marlon” is now available on Showtime Anytime. Watch more of my IDA Screening Series conversation with Battsek and Cutler in the clips below.