By Brian Richardson
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Brian Richardson takes a pointy awl to the basis of the approaches of capitalist commodification that idiot a few humans into occasionally seeing Bob Marley as a 'harmless icon'. As Marley himself as soon as declared, 'mi see myself as a revolutionary', and Richardson's fantastic portrait explains why, through exploring the liberation struggles and wealthy cultural traditions of the Caribbean and wider African diaspora that encouraged Marley's songs of freedom. (Christian Høgsbjerg)
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He was afraid each picture he’d be cast in as part of his contract would be worse than the one before. Now that his ambition had led him to Hollywood, he wasn’t prepared for the price he had to pay. He would have to appear in whatever movies Warner Brothers told him to appear in. When The Silver Chalice opened, Newman got mixed reviews. ” Newman was possibly more annoyed by the reference to Brando than he was to the infamous summation of his acting ability. He would eventually grow quite tired of people saying that he looked like Brando, swearing that the day would come when they’d say Brando looked like him.
He had a snobbish attitude toward pretty Mayo, who had appeared in many musicals and light comedies and was in his opinion a “movie” person instead of one from the theater. The director, Victor Saville, told me that Newman made things twice as difficult because of his rather condescending attitude. “He was too stiff and theatrical. We tried to make him more at ease in front of the camera. ” To be fair, Newman is perfectly creditable as Basil, and his first appearance in the film is impressive, though it has perhaps more to do with his looks than with any acting ability.
As he told me years later, “Paul was good, but he wanted to start out from his first appearance very big, and that left him nowhere to go. I tried to get him to tone it down a bit, but he was not easy to direct. He was really very young, just starting out practically, I mean in terms of all that came later. I was basically pleased with the results. A couple of the critics noticed the problems, that he started too high and had nothing to build on, but halfway through the play the tone of the piece, its tension matched his histrionics, so it wasn’t a problem anymore.
Bob Marley: Roots, Reggae & Revolution by Brian Richardson