REBELS Marlon Brando and Anthony Quinn. Photographs by Sam Shaw June 17, 2010
Mole Antonelliana, Torino
A series of images taken from the vast photographic archive of Sam Shaw, one of the greatest photographers to work with Hollywood stars, and who helped to increase their mystique. The photographs are taken from his coverage from the sets of two great films: One-eyed Jacks (1961), directed by Marlon Brando (who also starred in the film) and Michael Cacoyannis’s Zorba the Greek (1965), which starred Anthony Quinn. It’s hard to imagine two such different stars, two actors with such different acting techniques, stage presences, approach to their characters, appeal and connivance with the audience. These are moments stolen on set, portrayals of non-reconciled beings, intolerant of every constriction, untamed. Portraits of fighters, of battling souls. In short: rebels.