Thursday, May 31, 2007

The Marquee (Flat movie with extraordinary talent division)

The Missouri Breaks, dir. Arthur Penn, 1976


RC said...

gotta say, that's a pretty incredible image.

blankemon said...

The movie's actually got some wonderful stuff in it. It doesn't quite work, but it's still worth watching for fans of Penn or anyone in the cast. Brando is pretty horrible - it's fascinating to watch him, but he's just all over the place. Nicholson is actually very controlled and damned good. However, Harry Dean Stanton is the best thing in the film.

Jeff Duncanson said...

Hmmmm. Funny thing, Brando is really the only thing that sticks with me from MB. I am as big a Nicholson fan as there is , but to me, he is pretty ordinary here. Not good - Not bad.

As for Brando, yeah, it's a really weird performance. REALLY weird. I sometimes think he was trying to do a Richard Harris impersonation there.