Cinema: The $6,000,000 Method

One-Eyed Jacks (Pennebaker; Paramount). Marlon Brando has often announced that mere acting ("a childish thing ... by and large the expression of neurotic impulse'') is too small a bottle for his creative genie. In 1958 he got a chance to put aside childish things: he launched his first independent picture, planned as a nice, safe, medium-budget ($1,800,000) western. Producer: Brando. Star: Brando. Director: Stanley (Sparta-cits') Kubrick. Kubrick obviously had to go. and he soon did, leaving Brando with the megaphone and, as one Paramount saddle." executive put it, "Stanislavsky in the First...

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