Friday, February 9, 2018

I should live so long

There's something to be said for living long enough where you no longer have to give a damn what anybody else thinks, leaving you to say the most insane stuff that pops into your mind. Seven-time Oscar nominee Quincy Jones (six for music, once for co-producing The Color Purple) recently gave an interview to Vulture, in which there's some delightfully batty stuff. There's an interesting bit about taking on too much with The Color Purple since he was co-producing in addition to the score, but the best bit, and the one that's getting a lot of news, is about Marlon Brando:



[Marlon] Brando used to go cha-cha dancing with us. He could dance his ass off. He was the most charming motherfucker you ever met. He’d fuck anything. Anything! He’d fuck a mailbox. James Baldwin. Richard Pryor. Marvin Gaye.



Supposedly, Pryor's widow confirms this. Now, I tend not to care about Hollywood relationships, but the thought of Pryor and Brando getting it on is, well, disturbing, especially if it's late, bloated-era Brando. Not because of the homosexuality; I don't find the rumors about Cary Grant and Randolph Scott disturbing at all. It's more the mental picture of the fat Brando getting it on with somebody coke-addled, or getting it on with anything. Try imagining fat Brando and the older Shelley Winters doing it. [shudders]



Anyhow, read the interview, as they say. And for some bonus elderly insanity, he's the Jerry Lewis interview with EWTN:


Edited because I forgot to name Quincy Jones as the interview subject! (It's been a long week.)

1 comment:

Wendell Ottley said...

I saw this earlier this week. Interesting to say the least. FYI, I think you forgot to include his name.