Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Marlon Brando Appreciation Post

Method acting plays an important role in my 1950s Hollywood romance, The Starlight Trilogy. My favorite actor of all time is Marlon Brando. Like James Dean (and Aidan Evans in my trilogy), he also studied Method acting and was a member of The Actors Studio in New York. In my opinion, Brando's performance in On The Waterfront (1954) is the best performance by an actor in any film. Ever.

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Many people requested for me to share my favorite Marlon Brando gifs based on their love of my James Dean Appreciation post from earlier today.

Hmm. Let me think about it . . .

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Now prepare yourself . . .

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 And enjoy!

Guys and Dolls (1955)

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A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

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You got it . . .

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I think he's got the wrong idea here: 

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Brando in On The Waterfront (1954). His portrayal of Terry Malloy won him the Academy Award for Best Actor.

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On The Waterfront - Marlon Brando (Video)

Had enough?

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No? Okay, then . . .

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From The Wild One (1953)

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Thanks everyone! This was fun!

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 'Til next time . . . 

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STARLIGHT (The Starlight Trilogy Book #1) and STARBRGHT (book #2) are available now.

STARDUST (book #3) will be released later this spring!



October 1952 finds eighteen-year-old Marie Bates relocating from her rainy hometown in the Pacific Northwest to the sun-soaked streets of Los Angeles, California. Marie's plans for a teaching career take an unexpected turn when she's asked to film a screen test at Starlight Motion Picture Studios. 

Renamed Elizabeth Sutton by the studio heads, she lands her first role as an extra. On set, Beth spies Aidan Evans, a rebellious, twenty-three-year-old Method actor from New York. Aidan is branded as a stuck-up troublemaker by his famous Hollywood peers, but Beth suspects a tragic secret lurks behind his steely facade. 

As their careers hit the fast track and friendship evolves into romance, the expectations of Hollywood stardom threaten to shine a spotlight on Aidan's dark past before he can make peace with it. Beth must help Aidan confront the painful event that shattered his life and conquer a terrifying truth before it destroys him and their future together. 

Starlight is the first book in The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age. 

Starlight is the first book in The Starlight Trilogy, a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age. 

Five Reasons To Read The Starlight Trilogy: 

1. A sweeping technicolor tale of forbidden romance. 

2. A detailed homage to the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema. 

3. Cameos from many of your favorite classic film stars. 

4. Transformation of a small town girl to silver screen starlet through Hollywood’s unforgiving lens. 

5. Close-up of a 1950s bad boy channeling a tragic past and the stress of sudden super stardom through the art of Method acting.


For starlet Elizabeth Sutton, it’s difficult to tell which has more momentum: her burgeoning film career, or the growing intimacy in her forbidden romance with notorious Hollywood outsider, Aidan Evans. 

When the opportunity to costar in a feature film arrives, Beth and Aidan fight to keep their relationship out of Hollywood’s rumor mill and away from the ever-watchful eyes of Starlight Studios head Luther Mertz, who condemns a union between them and threatens the future of Beth’s acting career. 

The pressure mounts as the cameras roll. Beth and Aidan navigate the precarious heights of superstardom while exploring their physical desires in secret. Beth grapples between the debilitating nervousness over her sexual inexperience and her unbridled need for Aidan. Meanwhile, the demons from Aidan’s past he thought forever vanquished linger on the fringes of a fragile inner peace . . . 

The Starlight Trilogy is a story of love and redemption set against the backdrop of the final years of Hollywood's Golden Age.

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