On The Waterfront
Cert: PG Year: 1954 Length: 108 mins
Cinema Handout (PDF 63KB)
Score: 91.86% Attendance: 59
Our 2nd classic ‘couda been a contenda’ for my favourite film - as the winner of 8 Oscars it might top your list too. It is certainly seen as Marlon Brando’s greatest film; he basically invented method acting here, and his disagreements with director Elia Kazan (who gave evidence at the McCarthy trials) helped to give the film an edge, which was seen as an allegory for those very trials.
Terry Malloy (Brando) witnesses a murder by a corrupt union boss and holds his tongue until he meets the dead man’s sister and falls in love. Should he back his corrupt brother (Rod Steiger) or his new lover?
Full of amazing acting, great lines and a great story, surely one film that can be watched over and over again…
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