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Marlon Brando talks about his incorrigible self (Our grade: B)

Marlon Brando, in an image from the set of director Elia Kazan's 'A Streetcar Named Desire.' (Abramorama via Showtime)

Marlon Brando, in an image from the set of director Elia Kazan’s ‘A Streetcar Named Desire.’ (Abramorama via Showtime)

Steven Rae – Philadelphia Inquirer

“I arrived in New York with holes in my socks and holes in my mind,” Marlon Brando says, describing his transformative move east in 1943, a high-school dropout training with Stella Adler at the New School, leaving behind the Midwest and the military academy his father forced him to attend.

To hear Brando recount his own life story is one of the great thrills of “Listen to Me Marlon.” Directed by Stevan Riley, this revelatory documentary boasts a narration by none other than the film’s subject — culled from more than 200 hours of personal audio recordings — on reel-to-reel, cassettes, even answering-machine tapes — that Brando kept in his sprawling compound atop the Hollywood Hills.

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