MORITURI, 1965/MARLON BRANDO
A collection of material relating to Morituri, including:
- a quantity of mimeographed typescript paperwork, including approximately 34pp. of scene breakdowns and notes, 7 pages with notes in blue ballpoint pen in Brando's hand, including:
- next to the line A ship in the convoy is suddenly torpedoed, Brando has written coincidence and unbelievable;
- Where is the tension...no tension and Esther hatred too vocal, deep hatred is not witty;
- a shooting schedule, dated 21 August, 1964;
- three letters from casting agencies, including one typescript letter, signed, from Leonard Hirshan to Marlon Brando on William Morris Agency Inc. headed stationery, dated 8 April, 1964, recommending that Brando consider Stuart Rosenberg as the film's Director, 2pp.; and a letter from Aaron Rosenberg to Marlon Brando on Twentieth Century-Fox Corporation headed stationery, signed, dated 1 September, 1965, ...Enclosed is the itinerary for the 'MORITURI' tour...I like Tokyo better than India... 1p.; (a lot)
The Estate Of Marlon Brando.
Ex-Lot 265, The Personal Property of Marlon Brando, Christie's New York, 30 June, 2005
This lot is offered without reserve.
The Director of Morituri was in fact Bernhard Wicki. Stuart Rosenberg later directed the Paul Newman classic, Cool Hand Luke, in 1967.