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Brando Rides Alone
Brando Rides Alone
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Barry gives an overview of the book:

Part critique, part witty polemic, this revisiting of one of the 1960s’ most tortured and misunderstood productions finds a flawed masterpiece that survived multiple writers (including Stanley Kubrick), an egomaniacal star with no previous directing experience, and a virulent critical reaction to become, in retrospect, a crucial rethinking of the Western genre. Included is an excerpt from a screenplay cowritten by Barry Gifford and James Hamilton that retools Brando’s characters into the hapless inhabitants of a noir Old West.
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Part critique, part witty polemic, this revisiting of one of the 1960s’ most tortured and misunderstood productions finds a flawed masterpiece that survived multiple writers (including Stanley Kubrick), an egomaniacal star with no previous directing experience, and a virulent critical reaction to become, in retrospect, a crucial rethinking of the Western genre. Included is an excerpt from a screenplay cowritten by Barry Gifford and James Hamilton that retools Brando’s characters into the hapless inhabitants of a noir Old West.

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About Barry

Barry Gifford’s novels have been translated into twenty-eight languages. His book Night People was awarded the Premio Brancati in Italy, and he has been the recipient of awards from PEN, the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Library Association, the...

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Published Reviews

Nov.20.2007

In The Phantom Father, Mr. Gifford has chosen to go after literary rather than historical effect and, to a degree, to re-mystify his dad. The result, alongside the new material, is a book that...

Dec.13.2007

Barry Gifford’s new collection of stories, Sailor’s Holiday, is a kind of sequel to Wild at Heart, his 1990 novel. … Lula, the heroine of Wild at Heart was given to pet aphorisms...