Monday, April 29, 2013

Mutiny on the Bounty

I've only seen parts of the Clark Gable and Mel Gibson versions. Apparently every generation gets its own retelling of this story. Doesn't that mean that there's time for a new one, and if so is there any other director than Terrence Malick that should get the job?
It's a bit hard to get past Marlon Brando's attempt at a British accent, and he's an odd choice for the part. Okay, there is some brooding involved in the Fletcher Christian role, but he never really gets to do much Marlon Brandoing. Maybe he just didn't care at this point. It's a shame that the film version of On The Road never happened, with Brando as Neal Cassady and Montgomery Clift in the Jack Kerouac part. Even censored, it could have been interesting.

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