The Qualities Of Brando 's Acting

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Both authors examined the qualities of Brando’s acting that made his acting memorable. Neves investigated Brando’s acting style in the 1954 film On The Waterfront. Neves delved into how Brando’s method acting approach strengthened his role and focused on the psychological complexity Brando gave to the character. Whereas Krasner wrote about Brando’s role in the 1951 film A Streetcar Named Desire and explored specific details in his acting technique, such as his usage of mumbling and his rebellious wardrobe choices. Neves’ points proved to be the strongest, with his extremely in-depth analysis and use of psychology to explain Brando’s character’s actions. In the future, historians could analyze how Brando’s acting improved and became more memorable as he became older. Altogether, there were many reasons for Brando’s memorability, as shown by Neves’ arguments that the method style enhanced his acting, and as shown in Krasner’s arguments that precise details in his acting made him memorable, and further information on his memorability could be gained by studying how his acting became better over time. Neves addressed the question of Brando’s memorability by examining his acting in the 1954 movie On The Waterfront. Neves uses hearings by Elia Kazan (director of On the Waterfront) by the House Committee of Un-American Activities as a primary source. This source was useful because it allowed Neves to gain information on the film’s background, in the director’s own words.

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