Last Tango With Marlon: A novella

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Trafford Publishing, Nov 20, 2008 - Fiction
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In 1974, screen legend Marlon Brando has made a dramatic return to form with The Godfather and Last Tango In Paris. But his family life is crumbling and his sanity begins to slip away. Only an imagined dialogue with his best friend, actor Wally Cox, can soothe the troubled actor and help him pull back from the brink of self-destruction. Cox, who died over a year before, is the perfect foil for BrandoÕs drunken self-pity. Marlon and Wally relive memories of their Illinois childhood and their years sharing an apartment in 1950Õs New York. They discuss and dissect the dilapidation of their friendship in the Ō60Õs and Ō70Õs, as well as each manÕs career highs and lows. Politics and pop culture are touched upon as Marlon conjures another of their famously animated conversations. Ultimately, the great actor cannot escape facing his own lesser instincts and taking responsibility for the repeated cycles of destructive behavior in his family line. He must also face the harrowing prospect of what is to come for his children if he cannot change his ways. Last Tango With Marlon is a fast, funny, furious exchange that runs the gamut of human emotion and experience from the acclaimed writer of The Trial Of Davy Crockett.

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