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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on Gillo Pontecorvo's 'Burn!' with Marlon Brando

Photo of Trailers From Hell By Trailers From Hell | Thompson on Hollywood February 8, 2013 at 11:04AM

Marlon Brando week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing "Burn!," Gillo Pontecorvo's follow-up to "The Battle of Algiers."
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Marlon Brando in "Burn!"
Marlon Brando in "Burn!"

Marlon Brando week concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing "Burn!," Gillo Pontecorvo's follow-up to "The Battle of Algiers."

Director Gillo Pontecorvo followed up his neorealist masterpiece The Battle of Algiers with another complex anti-colonial film, this one involving a slave rebellion on the fictional Carribean island of Queimada circa 1845. Although his relationship with Pontecorvo was a rocky one (what else is new?), Marlon Brando considered this one of his finest performances. The only trailer we could find on this was French, which is presented like the credits sequence in a spaghetti western, basically music driven -- and Ennio Morricone's stunning score is one of his greatest.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.