since in the USA there is NO foreign news, we’ll never hear about it
the UK should also pay heed…
When even the squirrels avoid GMO corn, you should probably listen. #GMO #monsanto
I sent this around facebook.. might as well keep it going here… #GMO is the devil #occupymonsanto
“Why should they ask me to put on a uniform and go 10,000 miles from home and drop bombs and bullets on Brown people in Vietnam while so-called Negro people in Louisville are treated like dogs and denied simple human rights? No I’m not going 10,000 miles from home to help murder and burn another poor nation simply to continue the domination of white slave masters over darker people in the world. This is the day when such evils must come to an end. I have been warned that to take such a stand would cost me millions of dollars. But I have said it once and I will say it again. The real enemy of my people is here. I will not disgrace my religion, my people or myself by becoming a tool to enslave those who are fighting for their own justice, freedom and equality. If I thought the war was going to bring freedom and equality to 22 million of my people they wouldn’t have to draft me, I’d join tomorrow. I have nothing to lose by standing up for my beliefs. So I’ll go to jail, so what? We’ve been in jail for 400 years.” - 1967
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid | 1969
© 20th Century Fox
Meet Marlon Brando: A rare documentary, circa 1965. This is a real gem!
In 1965 (after a string of box office flops) Marlon Brando opted to play ball for the studio — doing a rare press tour in support of Morituri. The documentary filmmakers — Albert and David Maysles — were on hand to record the encounters in a delightful and unusually candid portrait of the world-famous movie star during this fascinating tongue-in-cheek confrontation with the press. While television journalists interview him about his most recent film — Brando counters their futile questions with wit and insight — a man unwilling to sell himself. Always smiling and never modest — a very cheeky Marlon Brando shines in one of his most beguiling performances… Brilliant!
Terrific documentary covering Marlon Brando’s 1965 press junket for the film Morituri, which has the actor sitting in a hotel lobby and answering questions from various reporters. In my opinion Brando was the greatest actor to ever grace the movie screen and he was also one of the most fascinating people to listen to. He has several interviewers asking him questions ranging from various subjects including his films, Civil Rights, the American Indian and other social issues and it’s great to see how he tackles these various subjects. Needless to say, he’s really not interested in talking about his movies or what a great actor he is. He certainly doesn’t do his film any justice as he either doesn’t want to talk about it or throws mild insults at it. The real charm is seeing how Brando talks to the reporter depending on whether they’re female or male. With the male reporters he doesn’t really take them too serious and blows off the majority of their questions. With the females, he turns on that classic charm and spends most of the interview flirting with them. This makes for some great laughs and it’s easy to see why the women would fall to their feet for him. The film runs 25-minutes and there’s not a boring moment anywhere in it and it’s a shame there couldn’t have been more to see.