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  •  There is a Dick Cavett interview online (8+ / 0-)

    where Brando discusses the Academy Awards incident about three months after it happened. Very interesting.

    And as you pointed out, Brando's self-destructive nature reared its head the very same evening of that interview, where he punched paparazzo Ron Galella in the face, knocking out four of his teeth on one side. Cavett was with Brando at the time, accompanying him to a restaurant after the taping. Cavett talks about the incident on-camera in the documentary about Galella called Smash His Camera - Cavett said something to the effect that after Brando decked the guy, his first thought (directed at Brando) was "you fucking idiot!"

    Smash His Camera was an outstanding documentary, btw.

    You may not be able to change the world, but at least you can embarrass the guilty.
    - Jessica Mitford

    by Swampfoot on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 10:30:32 PM PST

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    •  That was an extraordinary (4+ / 0-)

      interview ... thank for that link that offers remarkable insight into Brando's association with the American Indian (M)movement of that era.  More broadly, he identified the perpetuated injustice as another form of objectification and commoditization serving the interests of myth, money and white patriarchal privilege.  Fascinating and inspiring.

      The one permanent emotion of the inferior man is fear - fear of the unknown, the complex, the inexplicable. What he wants above everything else is safety. H.L. Mencken

      by ancblu on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 01:28:23 AM PST

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    •  Dick Cavett. Now THERE is a witty, funny guy! (2+ / 0-)
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      Tonedevil, Swampfoot

      "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

      by 417els on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 09:04:07 AM PST

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