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Thursday, October 11, 2012

As the New York Film Festival draws to a close this weekend, WNYC’s Sara Fishko recalls one inflammatory Festival film of 1972, starring Marlon Brando, that was proclaimed a game-changer for movies.  Was it?  Here is the next Fishko Files…






Right at the moment when both The Godfather and Last Tango in Paris were in theaters, Dick Cavett had Marlon Brando on his incredibly popular interview program. Brando comments that he hadn't seen Last Tango, among other items.



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WNYC Production Credits...

Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer
Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann


Produced by:

Sara Fishko

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Jul. 19 2014 07:06 AM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

After hearing about the film for so long, I finally tried to watch it about a year ago on Netflix. It was SO boring, all I can really remember was sitting there thinking to myself, "will this NEVER end?" I got so frustrated, I shut it off well before the end.

I remember it was very controversial when it came out and everyone was shocked at the nudity and the actual violence of the sex, but I watched it because I'd heard about it and figured it was time finally I saw it. Aside from finding out what it was about (sort of), I just couldn't sit through any more of it. Now I wonder what all the hype was about.

Pauline Kael was a big deal at the time and my mother read her reviews in the New Yorker every week, which, I presume, is why she dragged my father to see the movie, but I can't help but think he probably snored through most of it.

Oct. 11 2012 08:09 AM

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